Paul Chesser reports that Colorado chemical engineer Ed Rademacher, Jr., shared a fact-based report with Montana state legislators that questioned the group promoting climate change policies in Montana and many other states. For his work, Mr. Rademacher was showered with shame and insult for daring to cast doubt on the prevailing Eco-Orthodoxy.
This Montana legislator equated an engineer’s skepticism about man-made climate change to a belief that the stork delivers babies
It’s the response of one state Rep. Sue Dickenson that makes this story interesting. Here’s the key excerpt:
Some people may still believe that the stork delivers babies. I will defend their right to hold whatever belief they feel is correct. But in a discussion or decisions made about human reproduction, the overwhelming science says babies do not come from storks. At some point, one has to discount the stork as a deliverer of babies, even if somewhere in some corner of our state, a few stork feathers are found near the bed of a woman who just delivered a baby. In the same way, the arguments of those who continue to deny climate change and man’s impact on it need to be rejected as the overwhelming amount of science and scientific opinion show otherwise.
Did you catch that? A state legislator is lecturing a chemical engineer on what’s good and bad science because the engineer sought to introduce her to another reasonable point of view. And she did so by comparing legitimate skepticism about man-made climate change to a belief in the stork delivering babies. Wow, that’s quite condescending.
Meanwhile, Craig Sprout at Montana Politics is laying out the documentation on the Montana Climate Change Advisory Committee’s agenda. Between Craig and me, I guess that makes two more believers in the stork.