The goofy level of global warming criticism has found a new, and still more bizarre, rationale in the deductive logic of a Kentucky state senator. Republican Majority Whip Brandon Smith says the myth of climate change caused by humans can be refuted by the fact that the planet Mars has no coal mines.
Sharing his perceived wisdom at a hearing on proposed EPA restrictions on the release of greenhouse gases by coal mines, Smith said environmentalists are sniffing down the wrong shaft in search of polluters. In his words:
"I think that in academia, we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars, there's no factories on Mars that I'm aware of. So I think what we're looking at is something much greater than what we're going to do."
His spacey research is overwhelming.