Saturday, February 13, 2010

Utah takes a stance for anti-science

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but yet I still am. Utah's House of Representatives has taken a stance for anti-science, and has voted in a 56-17 vote to deny the current state of climate science.

The resolution can be read here.

This joint resolution of the Legislature urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to cease its carbon dioxide reduction policies, programs, and regulations until climate data and global warming science are substantiated.

Highlighted Provisions:
This resolution:
. urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its "Endangerment Finding" and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of H. [ the ] .H climate data H. [ conspiracy ] .H and global warming science can be substantiated.

The struck out words were part of the draft, but removed from the final version.

In other words, the Utah House of Representatives ignores the fact that climate scientists have already substantiated the fact that anthropogenic global warming is happening, and wants the EPA to stop listening to the scientists until *someone* says that the scientists are right.

Just who is going to investigate this? The people working in the related fields are overwhelming in agreement, so it's obviously not any of them.

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Blogger Hayley said...

That's scary :(
Poor common sense.

February 13, 2010 12:20 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Sigh... This is outrageous. I'm here in Utah. There is also a proposal getting a surprising amount of public support that we eliminate the final year of public education, which would make us uniquely undereducated in the country.

Draw your own connections here.

February 13, 2010 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

February 13, 2010 11:36 PM  

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