Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Gingrich a Global Warmer Now Supporter?

grab our cheat sheet for the so-called debate on global warming between Newt Gingrich and John Kerry scheduled for 10 a.m. to be broadcast on C-Span today.

C-Span cleverly captures the real feel of the event in its summary.

Global Warming Debate
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Fmr. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich debate the government's role in confronting global warming. The event is sponsored by New York Univ.'s John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress. This is part of the Center's series on the way Congress makes long-term policy decisions...


Note: the government's role in confronting global warming...

That's what the pair will debate. How much regulation on industry, how much taxation, carbon offsets, and so forth. They won't be debating the role of man in contributing to global warming.

this is a smokescreen debate, but we'll be watching...

Yesterday, we found Newt's own words on the issue from an interview he engaged in with Hugh Hewett:

global warming debate Newt-John style

Newt Gingrich with advice on what to do about Iran, immigration, gay marriage, guns, global warming, and life issues.
The Hugh Hewitt Show 3-28-07 at 6:52 PM

HH: All right. Last question, global warming, do you believe it is happening? And if so, is it caused by humans? And if so, what should we do about it?

NG: I think there are prudent grounds for believing that there’s a pattern of warming underway, although we don’t know precisely what it means. And I think there are prudent grounds for believing as a conservative that if you can find an economically rational way to reduce the amount of carbon loading, it’s a good thing to do. But it should not be used as an excuse to create gigantic government bureaucracies on behalf of the left through fundamentally dishonest scare tactics, such as Gore’s movie...


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