Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paul Ryan Buries His Head In The Sand!

By Jeff Simpson

Paul Ryan (R-Wall St.), who ducked debates two years ago, and Rob Zerban finally got together to debate last night.

The highlight of the debate that is making national news, is this statement by Paul Ryan (R-Bankster Bailout):

“I don’t know the answer to that question,” Ryan said. “I don’t think science does, either.”  Ryan also said efforts to combat climate change are costly and unproven, a popular position among the Republican base he will need should he seek the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016.
The interesting thing here is that earlier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave a speech on a Pentagon report:

AREQUIPA, Peru - Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday. Addressing a conference of military leaders as the Pentagon released a new report on the issue, Hagel said, "Our militaries' readiness could be tested, and our capabilities could be stressed."
U.S. military officials have long warned that changes in climate patterns, resulting in increased severe weather events and coastal flooding, will have a broad and costly impact on the Defense Department's ability to protect the nation and respond to natural and humanitarian disasters in the United States and around the globe.
The new report - described as a Pentagon roadmap - identifies four things that it says will affect the U.S. military: rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, more extreme weather and rising sea levels. It calls on the department and the military services to identify more specific concerns, including possible effects on the more than 7,000 bases and facilities, and to start putting plans in place to deal with them.
Of course a republican with Presidential dreams does not have time to listen to the military leaders.    If he would have stopped voting to end Obamacare at say just 50 times though(instead of the 54 times they actually have), then maybe he would have had time to read a report from NASA.

 A cloud of methane gas about the size of Delaware was detected over the Four Corners area of the American southwest years ago. The readings were so unusually high that NASA scientists dismissed them. A new study confirms the methane hotspot is real.
 Methane gas is the most potent of the so-called “greenhouse gases” that trap the Earth’s heat and contribute to global climate change. Carbon dioxide, another greenhouse gas, is far more plentiful in the atmosphere, but methane is about 80 percent more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, according to an article on The Atlantic’s CityLab website.
 The source of the methane is believed to be extensive coal-mining activity in the San Juan Basin, according to Eric Kort, a professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lead author of the study. He calls the Basin “the most active coalbed methane production area in the country.”
The study shows that there were 0.59 million metric tons of methane released every year during the period 2003-2009, 3.5 times more than earlier estimates.
 We know that Mr. Ryan, can not continue to hold republican Presidential ambitions and embrace science, so maybe he could actually pay attention to the Pope for a change!  

Speaking to a massive crowd in Rome, the first Argentinian pope delivered a short address in which he argued that respect for the “beauty of nature and the grandeur of the cosmos” is a Christian value, noting that failure to care for the planet risks apocalyptic consequences.
“Safeguard Creation,” he said. “Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this!”
 Unfortunately for the people in the first district of Wisconsin, Paul Ryan has a long history of making up his own facts


Time to send Paul Ryan(R career politician) into the land of lobbyists and out of our Government!


1 comment:

  1. It's utterly amazing that Ryan, Walker and their ilk are willing to sacrifice the planet to achieve their political ambitions. Walker will let Wisconsin go down the economic drain to please his Tea party handlers. Ryan will openly deny science for votes. These two have no moral compass.