The Other Climate Heretic

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorFeb 6, 2011 12:35 AM


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MIT Climate scientist Kerry Emanuel is becoming increasingly outspoken about his alienation from the Republican party. Yesterday, he was interviewed on NPR and he spoke candidly on many of the current hot button topics. Here he is, angst-ridden over the direction of the GOP:

I'm very distressed that Republicans, and I have always been a Republican, but I haven't always voted Republican, I'm very distressed that a lot of them are entering this phase of complete denial about the validity of the science. There are many issues in climate science that are completely on the table and open for discussion, but to simply deny what countless reputable scientific organizations have asserted is true, namely that we really are changing the climate, is to stick one's head in the sand.

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