At least to a certain sense of humor. Or at least this made me laugh.
STATE SEN. BRANDON SMITH: As you [Energy & Environment Cabinet official] sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.
Honestly, how can you read that and not laugh? “We sit up here…with our data.” Ah I see how that can be a issue. There is a lot of climate data, and it can be difficult to interpret. What data is the problem then? Ancient ice cores? Heat island effects? Ice sheet decline?
“In academia we all agree that the temper erasure on Mars is exactly the same as it is here.”
Wha? Do we now? How does he reach his conclusion? Where is this data? Nobody will dispute it? By the gods yes I will, since you just made it up!
The average temperature on Earth is 57 degrees Fahrenheit, while on Mars the average is -81 Fahrenheit, according to those know-nothing, so-called “scientists” at NASA. In other words, exactly the same, give or take a rounding error.
Suddenly I understand why conservatives think the earth isn’t warming. Apparently they round temps off to the nearest thousand degrees, and thus both planets are still 0!
How does bullshit like this come out of the mouth of an elected rep without people storming his office with torches and pitchforks?