Most conservatives recognize the hysteria surrounding global warming for the great liberal hoax/marketing scheme it really is, unfortunately Republican candidate for President John McCain is not one of them. For that reason, the McCain skeptics in the GOP have a right to be angry with him concerning his idiocy on this issue:
John McCain breaks with the Bush administration, but also with many environmentalists in a major global warming speech today.
The presumptive Republican nominee declares that climate change is undeniable and urgent, suggesting that the United States hasn't acted quickly enough and pledging to return to international negotiations. Bush refused to sign the Kyoto global warming accord.
"We have many advantages in the fight against global warming, but time is not one of them," he plans to say, according to excerpts provided by his campaign. "Instead of idly debating the precise extent of global warming, or the precise timeline of global warming, we need to deal with the central facts of rising temperatures, rising waters, and all the endless troubles that global warming will bring. We stand warned by serious and credible scientists across the world that time is short and the dangers are great. The most relevant question now is whether our own government is equal to the challenge."While he will speak at a wind turbine plant in Portland, Ore. and says he supports clean energy alternatives, McCain also proposes an expansion of nuclear power to reduce carbon emissions -- anathema to most of the environmental community.