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    Ben Carson Not Convinced on Global Warming

    Dr. Ben Carson (shill for snake oil nutritional supplement company Mannatech) is a man of science. That doesn't necessarily mean that he believes in global warming.

    "There's always going to be either cooling or warming going on," the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said in an interview this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. "As far as I'm concerned, that's irrelevant. What is relevant is that we have an obligation and a responsibility to protect our environment."

    Carson, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, often talks about his medical background and science during his speeches. Pressed on the fact that the bulk of the scientific community believes the Earth is indeed warming, Carson pivoted. "You can ask it several different ways, but my answer is going to be the same," he said. "We may be warming. We may be cooling."

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    In Carson's view, the debate over global warming is a distraction from what should matter in the policy debate.

    "We need to focus on the right thing here," he said. "Our Environmental Protection Agency should be told to work in conjunction with business, industry and universities to find the most eco-friendly ways of developing our energy resources."

    On a related topic, Carson said the Keystone pipeline should be allowed to be built. "It's perfectly safe, so I can't really see a good reason not to do it," he said.

    In a speech he gave Saturday night in Des Moines to evangelical conservatives, Carson pointed out the value of data. "The wonderful thing about medicine, when you show data, it changes people's minds," he said. "That doesn't happen in politics."



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    Re: Ben Carson Not Convinced on Global Warming

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Bunkum View Post

    On a related topic, Carson said the Keystone pipeline should be allowed to be built. "It's perfectly safe, so I can't really see a good reason not to do it," he said.


    To call it safe is politics, I don't know that there is a safe way to ship oil, "safer" maybe. This has a tinge of irony...

    On the same day a Montana community is trucking in clean drinking water after a pipeline leak spilled tens of thousands of gallons of oil into their water supply, Canadian oil company TransCanada has served Nebraska families with eminent domain papers


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    I find people's property rights to be a very compelling reason, although I would be shocked if they won.

    In a 5-4 opinion delivered by Justice John Paul Stevens, the majority held that the city's taking of private property to sell for private development qualified as a "public use" within the meaning of the takings clause Kelo v. City of New London | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

    As far as I know this died in the Senate.

    House votes to overturn Supreme Court decision on eminent domain | TheHill



    Landowners will bring a county-level challenge to TransCanada's claim to eminent domain, which will pave the way for another Supreme Court challenge, since the issue of “standing” was not met in the last case, though the majority of judges sided with landowners and agreed that LB 1161 is unconstitutional. The filing of eminent domain on landowners gives them the legal standing and the moral authority to battle TransCanada to our highest court.

    Keystone XL Pipeline Files for Eminent Domain in Nebraska



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    There has been some interesting discussion surrounding this DOD report of late.


    In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a “threat multiplier” because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today – from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.

    While scientists are converging toward consensus on future climate projections, uncertainty remains. But this cannot be an excuse for delaying action

    http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/C...Foreword_c.pdf

    Immediate Risk to National Security Posed by Global Warming - Scientific American
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