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Ted Cruz’s crazy climate theories, debunked

Ted Cruz appeared recently (March 16th) on Seth Myers' late-night show and started talking about climate change (natch).

Turns out, Cruz is totally out to lunch about the whole thing. Who'd've thunk it, eh?

Grist has a great article thoroughly debunking the densely packed bullshit in Cruz's statement:

http://grist.org/politics/ted-cruzs-crazy-climate-theories-debunked/

An excerpt:
CRUZ: I just came back from New Hampshire where there’s snow and ice everywhere. And my view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up. And in particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years there’s been zero warming, none whatsoever. It’s why, you remember how it used to be called global warming, and then magically the theory changed to climate change?

MEYERS: Sure.

CRUZ: The reason is, it wasn’t warming. But the computer models still say it is, except the satellites show it’s not.


We totally agree with his point that debates about climate “should follow science and should follow data.” Right on! But according to Kevin Trenberth, a leading climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, everything else in Cruz’s quote is “a load of claptrap … absolute bunk.”
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