Friday, 31 October 2014
"I'm not a scientist"
That has been the response from some politicians averse to any kind of climate policy, including my own Governor, Rick Scott, but also Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner. Michael McKenna, a prominent Republican energy lobbyist, says: "It's got to be the dumbest answer I've ever heard... .Using that logic would disqualify politicians from voting on anything. Most politicians aren't scientists, but they vote on science policy. They have opinions on Ebola, but they're not epidemiologists. They shape highway and infrastructure laws, but they're not engineers."