In a recent debate among the republican candidates for that seat, the question of how much money could or should be spent to "cool the environment" was raised to the front runner in that race, state Senator Dan Patrick (who's a republican, of course) and he delivered the stupid - three times over.
Patrick said he would spend "zero dollars" to combat climate change.Time two:
"I understand why Obama thinks he can change the weather — because he thinks he’s God," he said, as recorded by Raw Story. "He thinks he is the smartest person in the country. He thinks he knows better in Washington what we do in Texas. He thinks he’s the one, through all of his executive orders, that Congress isn’t even up to his level, so I’m not surprised that he also thinks he can change the weather."
"First of all, when it comes to climate change, there’s been scientific arguments on both sides of the issues," he said. "But you know, if you want a tiebreaker, if Al Gore thinks it’s right, you know it’s wrong."And finally, time three:
"I’ll leave it in the hands of God. He’s handled out climate pretty well for a long time," he said.This is what passes for intelligent discourse among Texas republican candidates regarding the warming climate.
Meanwhile, in reality, NOAA declared that globally, the month of April tied for the warmest April on record. Some details out of NOAA:
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for April 2014 tied with 2010 as the highest on record for the month, at 0.77°C (1.39°F) above the 20th century average of 13.7°C (56.7°F).Meanwhile, in Patrick's own state of Texas, they've been experiencing a massive drought:
See all that brown and reddish brown in the northwest of Texas? That's what NOAA's calling "extreme" and "exceptional" drought.
So I guess God hasn't been handling the climate very well in Texas.