Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Congressman Wants Climate Talk "Dumbed Down"
"...Americans are growing skeptical about the threat of global warming because “they don’t get” the complex information that scientists deliver, according to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).
Unless scientists can simplify their arguments to the level of newspapers that “print at the sixth grade level,” Cleaver said, the public is “going to get a headache and bail out.”
Cleaver made his comments to a panel of scientists on Capitol Hill at a hearing last Thursday of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.." (source)
This article really got me riled up for a few reasons...first and foremost that Representative Cleaver is assuming that waning support for GREEN measure is due to ignorance, but I would counter with the polar opposite and say that people are watching and reading and educating themselves and opening their eyes to the scam. God forbid he allow common sense to cloud his thinking. How dare he imply widespread stupidity when more of the American people probably read and understood the health care bill and Cap and Trade than Congressmen...
Rep Cleaver, maybe if we spelled out all the CLimate-gate articles on a 6th grade level, YOU would understand the REAL reason more and more people are "growing skeptical."