Climate Change Politics

Cal State History Prof: If Trump Rejects Science of Global Warming, he Shouldn’t Use the Science of the Internet

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Philip Hodges
Written by Philip Hodges

A history professor from California State University, Sacramento Joseph Palermo wrote an op-ed in Huffington Post, in which he blasted the Republican Party for electing Donald Trump, and for being science deniers.

He – perhaps jokingly – remarked that Trump’s twitter account should be taken away from him, because if he doesn’t believe in the “science” of global warming, then he shouldn’t be allowed to benefit from the science of the Internet. Here’s some of what he said:

“Through his public statements and personnel choices Trump has made it clear that he rejects the science of climate change. I’ve always believed that people who dismiss science in one area shouldn’t be able to benefit from science in others. If Trump and his cohort believe the science of global warming is bogus then they shouldn’t be allowed to use the science of the Internet for their Twitter accounts, the science of global positioning for their drones, or the science of nuclear power for their weaponry.

“The oil, coal, and gas companies use the same scientific methodology to extract resources that climate scientists use to confirm the planetary disaster that awaits us.”

How does he know that disaster is awaiting us? Is he psychic? This isn’t the same as asking if disaster awaits a person if he jumps off a cliff without the aid of something like a hang-glider or a parachute. Of course, disaster awaits in that case.

But man-caused global warming is not about a scientific law like gravity. It’s not “settled science.” They like to call it “settled science” to suppress their critics. But it’s anything but settled. In fact, it’s not even a theory. It’s pure hypothesis.

Tucker Carlson took on Mr. Palermo. Carlson asked a very simple question. Palermo had mentioned the ‘98% of scientists’ claim as reason not to question the hypothesis, and Carlson wanted to know how he knew that. “How do you know that 98 percent of the world’s scientists believe what you believe?” Carlson asked.

As you can imagine, Palermo didn’t offer much of an answer. After all, they don’t have to back up their opinions and beliefs, because they’re the politically correct ones.

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About the author

Philip Hodges

Philip Hodges

Phil has been writing about outrageous news and politics since 2012.
He is the Editor at EagleRising.com and has written for Constitution.com, Last Resistance, Political Outcast, and Godfather Politics.

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