Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is weighing in on global warming–and fueling the fire.
“Everybody has an opinion on it, you know, and I probably don’t believe that it’s man made,” Brewer told local television station 3TV News last week. ”I believe that, you know, that weather and certain elements are controlled maybe by different things… Where in the hell did that come from?”
Brewer and other Republicans don’t seem to be bothered by the fact that science is against them. Although Gov. Brewer accepts the evidence that climate change is occurring, but not that it is a man-made problem.
This week the United Nations Convention on Climate Change is underway in Doha, Qatar. The consensus for action on the issue of global warming is growing in the international community, with a focus on curbing fossil fuel subsidies. A number of scientists and advocates for action on global warming participated in the event. “We need to stop funding the problem, and start funding the solution,” said Steve Kretzman, the founder of Oil Change International.
There’s a broad consensus form the scientific community that humans are responsible for global warming. A 2010 study by issued in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that 97% of the scientists surveyed in agreement that climate change is climate change is “very likely” caused primarily by human activity.