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News Flash: Perry is STILL Full of Hot Air on Climate Change

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All I can say is… sigh.

Perry told the Tribune, “The climate has always been in a state of flux, and from the time it was formed until present, it continues to change, and our role of protecting our environment and preserving our natural heritage, if you will, should always be a priority.” As to whether climate change was caused by humans, Perry said, “I think the jury is out on that assumption because of the manipulated and flawed data.”

Cynical politicians like Perry are consigning the planet to a nasty, brutish future. Meanwhile, Bill White can only muster a weak response to Perry’s bat-shit stoopid stance.

White told the Tribune this week: “I believe that politicians should defer to scientists and bodies such as the [National Academy of Sciences] … who believe that human activity has contributed to climate change. … I don’t believe the role of elected officials is to base opinions on science on either personal preferences or partisanship or polling.” As mayor of Houston, White implemented greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, including a program to make city buildings more energy efficient.

White is right of course but his answer is timid.

Forrest Wilder, a native of Wimberley, Texas, is associate editor of the Observer. Forrest specializes in environmental reporting and runs the “Forrest for the Trees” blog. Forrest has appeared on Democracy Now!, The Rachel Maddow Show and numerous NPR stations. His work has been mentioned by The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time magazine and many other state and national publications. Other than filing voluminous open records requests, Forrest enjoys fishing, kayaking, gardening and beer-league softball. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.