Thursday, June 04, 2009

Pelosi speaks: A powerful woman's incoherent faith in the greatest scientific fraud of all time

CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Holds News Conference
QUESTION: Madam Speaker, on energy, will you include Nick Rahall’s oil and gas drilling bill that he wants to move to the Natural Resources Committee?

And, secondly, are you concerned that rising gas prices might affect the floor debate on the energy bill, if we see gas prices going up to $3 or $4 a gallon?

PELOSI: Actually, quite the reverse. Quite the reverse. The rise in oil prices -- in fact, some of you may have asked me a month or two ago, “Do you see the lowering of oil prices as hurting your chances to get real change?”

No, quite the reverse. The simple fact is, is that climate change -- the climate change crisis is a real one.

As I said to some of you a couple days ago, on our way to China we went through -- back and forth through Alaska. And in our own country we saw the melting of the permafrost and the methane gases that -- that result from that, the acidification of the ocean, the melting of the polar cap where you have a white cap which reflects sun, or as that melts, a dark blue sea that absorbs heat, changing the thermal regulation of the planet.

We met with leaders of the villages that said their villages were eroding into the sea.

PELOSI: We heard about the change in the ecosystems of animals and plant life there. This is urgent. We must do it.

And the way that we must do it is in a way that is economically sound for our country, that creates new green jobs and invests in the technologies that not only are renewable energy, but keep us competitive worldwide in a way that reduces pollution in the air, which is a health issue, and, again, honors our faith that God created this beautiful planet, and we must save it.
United States presidential line of succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1 Vice President Joe Biden
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi

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