Rather than try to argue that scientific evidence doesn’t support the idea of human-caused global climate change, Paul Broun has simply tried to stop scientific research from taking place. His position on climate science is that the science itself ought to go away, because it keeps on interfering with his belief that human-caused climate change does not exist.
Shuttling back and forth from his offices in Arizona and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Representative Flake somehow got the idea in his head that he was an expert in oceans policy, and could tell that NOAA’s work in the oceans is unnecessary.
This contest should settle once and for all whether a skeptical outlook or a freethinking perspective on life makes a person better suited to push a ball with a stick so that it can evade the rotating blades of a model of a dutch windmill. Isn’t that the ultimate foundation of all philosophical debates?