Kurt Bills, public school teacher, says: "I do not believe there is such a thing as climate change" [VIDEO]

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Bills isn't worried in the least about carbon emissions from his Wellstone-style bus.
Kurt Bills' no-good-very-bad U.S. Senate campaign will limp across the finish line today, but he couldn't help himself from offering up one last head-scratcher before fading out of our lives.

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During his final debate against Senator Amy Klobuchar on Sunday night, Bills beat around the bush when first discussing climate change, prompting moderator Cathy Wurzer to ask him directly: 'Do you believe in climate change?' Here's how Bills, a high school economics teacher who kept his job during his ill-fated campaign and will continue to teach Minnesota's youth after the election, responded: "I do not believe there is such a thing as climate change, no."

Here's a transcript of the exchange, followed by the video (fast-forward to just after 50:00 for Bills' climate change remarks):
BILLS: I do not believe there is such a thing as climate change, no. [Laugher from crowd, guffawing]

BILLS: Let's put it this way -- if this piece of paper is the entire history of the world, what do we know? We know one fraction of it. I remember the science magazines from the 70s saying the Ice Age is coming back. I think we should be focused on the things that we can change...

WURZER: I'm a little confused. The view that the world's climate is being warmed by human behavior is accepted by every major scientific organization, but you're not buying it?

BILLS: I don't believe it's accepted by every-- I believe there are scientists out there who don't believe we are driving massive changes in our climate.

KLOBUCHAR: I believe in the science of climate change. Minnesota is a state that believes in science. So once you're there, what's your next step? I believe we have to do something about reducing greenhouse gases.
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Now that his campaign is over and he has a lot more time on his hands to focus on teaching, Bills should really try to make some friends in the science department -- assuming his climate change denial wasn't just a cynical ploy for the votes of science skeptics.

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Kieron
Kieron

Well, he's right about one thing: in the 70's the hysteria was all about the next ice age.  I have this theory that we humans like to stampede everybody over ideological cliffs, only to later say,"oops, we were wrong."  And when you come down it to, what can we really DO about this alleged GW?  Not a damn thing.  It's too late.  We're fucked.  Everyone over the cliff!

lebowskibunny1
lebowskibunny1

Awesome. The first guy that said the World was round was ridiculed, lambasted, and vilified.  Way to go Kurt.  Science is not consensus. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

"Accepted by every major scientific organization"? About three weeks ago british gov released a comprehensive report detailing how the earth has not warmed in 16 years. That same week, it was also released that Antarctic sea ice is at its all time highest level. I love how people skip over those parts.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Dumb supporters lead to dumb canidates.  Now you see the problem with the current Republican party.  

webcelt
webcelt

 @lebowskibunny1 The first guy that said the world was round accumulated evidence and formed the consensus. You can't exactly compare that to fools like Bills who deny the evidence regardless of how much there it. Global warming deniers are no different than the last holdouts for a flat Earth, except the flatearthers never had massive amounts of lobbyists' money to promote their denial.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran

You are a stupid stupid person.  You are easily tricked and gullible.  Your dumb stupid tiny brain is embarrassing.   Like you are so dumb you bring shame to your family since they don't want to be associted with such a stupid fool.   Your insanely stupid brain is actually hurting the world because you refuse to believe facts or even basic common sense.  Your brain seriously must be child like.   Since you are obviously too stupid to read I will post a link to what even the stupidest child could understand.   

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Climate_science_opinion2.png

 

That is called a consensus.  The only people who think their is a "debate" about global warming are dumb easily tricked idiots like you and Kurt Bills which is why he will never be a Senator and you will always known as the "dumb guy" at home or in the office.  Sorry dumb guy but that's the way the world works.  It's why Kurt Bills is called the "dumb guy running for Senate" by his fellow teachers.  Like today I promise you the science teacher at Farmington High is making fun of him to several other teachers.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@webcelt @lebowskibunny1: scientists are bought and paid for by gov grants. It doesn't matter if scientists say man made global warming is real, SCIENCE has never given us a definitive answer...until a few weeks ago: the earth hasn't warmed in 16 years and Antarctic ice is at an all time high. Refute those facts.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann : Scientists are human. Science is not. Again, you can be sold anything.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@webcelt : apparently not. Again, acording to a comprehensive study released three weeks ago, the earth hasn't warmed in 16 years. The explanation scientists give for antarctic ice expansion sounds real contrived.

webcelt
webcelt

 @mingtran  @webcelt I have a feeling facts won't matter, but what te heck. In the case of the Earth not warming, it is. We just experienced the warmest year on record breaking a record set the year before, after the warmest decade on record, breaking a record set the decade before, part of a trend going back decades. To claim is otherwise is to pretend the temperature records don't say what they say.

 

Your point about Antarctica is easy to refute. It's just as climatologists predicted. The build up of ice is from an increase in moisture, not temperature. If warmer temperatures are still below freeing, then increased precipitation falls as snow and ice can build up briefly. If you have generally higher temperatures, you have more evaporation, which has to come down eventually, so more precipitation. That's how global warming can cause massive snowstorms here as well as increased ice in Antarctica. hasn't stopped ice shelves from breaking up.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @mingtran If 95% of doctors advocated one cure while the 5% of doctors paid for by your ex wife advocate no treatment only an insane fool would go with the ex wife's doctors.   The only scientists that doubt the science of global climate change are the scientists paid by the oil companies.  Congrats on being too stupid to see the scam stupid.   Wait, what am I saying?  You've convinced me.  I am such a dunce.  You are so smart.  Hey since you are so smart can you help my Nigerian Prince cousin move some money?   Fox News said he is cool.  Also this guy I'm paying will vouch for him.  I just need your credit card number.  Please post it here.

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