Utah votes “No Confidence” in science

Carbon dioxide is “essentially harmless” to human beings and good for plants. So now will you stop worrying about global warming?

Utah’s House of Representatives apparently has at least. Officially the most Republican state in America, its political masters have adopted a resolution condemning “climate alarmists”, and disputing any scientific basis for global warming.

The measure, which passed by 56-17, has no legal force, though it was predictably claimed by climate change sceptics as a great victory…

But it does offer a view of state politicians’ concerns in Utah which is a major oil and coal producing state…

Representative Mike Noel said environmentalists were part of a vast conspiracy to destroy the American way of life and control world population through forced sterilisation and abortion.

By the time the final version of the bill came to a vote, cooler heads apparently prevailed. The bill dropped the word “conspiracy”, and described climate science as “questionable” rather than “flawed”…

As Noel explained: “Sometimes … we need to have the courage to do nothing.”

As we all know, Republicans don’t really need encouragement to “do nothing”. Obstructionism, insofar as it delays jobs, public health, education or civil rights – is a Republican folk art.

8 thoughts on “Utah votes “No Confidence” in science

    • eideard says:

      Of course you may. The group of demented bloggers and opinionated geeks I hang out with have been using it for a few years, now.

      Don’t even remember where we first found it.

      • Mr. Fusion says:

        I wonder if the guy in the picture is aware of his making the rounds as a parody.

        You’re right though, this picture must be five years old at least.

  1. wok3 says:

    Lived in Utah for a short while, this announcement is not surprising in the least. Trust me, when a state is run by people wearing magic underwear, decisions like this one are routine.

    • Mr. Fusion says:

      Dang!!! You gave me such a laugh I forgot the witty remark I had ready.

      Sorry you lived in Utah. Sometimes you just have to slum it for awhile to appreciate the finer things in life.

  2. zorki says:

    There is that good old common sense replacing the intellectual hype which we are bombarded with daily. Make your minds up people, common sense or the disruptive theories and suppositions of guesswork.

  3. Mr. Fusion says:

    Only there is no such thing as “common sense”. Sometimes disruptive theories are right. Whatever the heck “suppositions of guesswork are”.

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