Disputed vs. Undisputed

Politico reports that those wily scoundrels in the GOP are using disputed data to scare people about how much utility costs could increase if Congressional Democrats and the EPA have their way:

GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence is defending Republican use of a widely disputed cost estimate on a Democratic global warming proposal, even after an outcry from media, environmentalists, and climate change experts.

Undisputed is the fact that the planet’s warming at such a rate that the United States and other developed countries should tax the pants off their inhabitants to make modest reductions in CO2 output. No matter that amid the heaps of research supporting global warming (most submitted by, shockingly, researchers whose careers are dedicated to “climate change” as a going concern) we occasionally see a story like the recent one from Australia:

Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.

“Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally,” Dr Allison said.

Politico also notes how inconsistent GOP policymakers have been with regard to climate change…

The GOP’s scattershot messaging on climate change threatens to distract from the party’s primary attack on the Democrats’ global warming plan: that the cap-and-trade system will dramatically raise prices on business and consumers.

It’s past time for the GOP to realize that, accurate or otherwise, the Democrats take a party line and repeat it until it’s… well, undisputed. Every Republican misquote will be used as evidence the Democrats know what they’re talking about, precluding any need for actual debate. And instead of arguing whether regulations that are guaranteed to harm America’s economy are a reasonable response to computer models, you know the fight will be over the timeline, severity, and fluffy verbiage of whatever terrible bill is enacted. Happy earth day, suckers!

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