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The Sciences

On Michael Steele's 'Cooling Process'

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumMarch 21, 2009 1:30 AM


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Several readers have emailed me to comment on Michael Steele's ummmm...imaginative explanations of both global 'cooling' and Greenland:

"We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I am using my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process. Greenland, which is now covered in ice, it was once called Greenland for a reason, right? Iceland, which is now green. Oh I love this. Like we know what this planet is all about. How long have we been here? How long? No very long."

You want me to respond to that gibberish? Seriously? The man got the history of Greenland

wrong... need I really wax poetic on the rest? It's not a question of 'what this planet is all about', but rather

what planet is the RNC Chairman on?

My take is that I'm embarrassed for the Republicans. No, I may not always agree with their policies, but in terms of who is


their image

right now, surely they can

do so

much better


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