Is global warming, a hot issue with media and politicians, generally exaggerated?
Saying yes to that: 74 percent of college graduates who are Republicans and only 15 percent of college graduates who are Democrats, finds a Gallup poll.
Perhaps that explains why California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, declared Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, now in a presidential run, has “rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office," let alone president, by insisting that humans aren't to blame for global warming.
"Over 90 percent of the scientists who deal with climate are absolutely convinced that the humans' activity, industrial activity...are building up in the atmosphere, they're heat trapping, and they're causing not just one drought in California but severe storms and cold on the East Coast,” added Brown who has irritated some northern Californians by pushing water for smelt, a tiny fish, while holding back water for farmers and others.
Cruz argued that there has been “no significant warming” and over the years the strategy from “alarmists” has been to shout down skeptics and call for massive government control. “Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-earthers,” he continued, pointing out Galileo was called a “denier” once upon a time.
Meanwhile, in other global warming development, Breitbart.com reported Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) “proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives that claims women will eventually be forced into prostitution in order to obtain life-sustaining food and water for their families.” Why? Because global warming will create “conflict and instability” in the world.
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