Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson, who’s not a believer in all that man-made global warming mumbo jumbo, has a simple explanation for the extreme weather linked to global warming: sunspots!
A global warming skeptic, Johnson said extreme weather phenomena were better explained by sunspots than an overload of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as many scientists believe.
“I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change,” Johnson said. “It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.”
Johnson, in an interview last month, described believers in manmade causes of climate change as “crazy” and the theory as “lunacy.”
“It’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time,” he said.
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere “gets sucked down by trees and helps the trees grow,” said Johnson.
Average Earth temperatures were relatively warm during the Middle Ages, Johnson said, and “it’s not like there were tons of cars on the road.”
Ron Johnson’s “sunspots are the cause of global warming” statement reminds me of the time former Republican Senate candidate Terrence Wall said the earth’s climate has been changing for billions of years, only to turn around and say 45 minutes later that the Earth was only thousands of years old.
Next we can expect to hear Ron Johnson explain how dinosaurs and men roamed the Earth at the same time, just like in all those episodes of The Flintstones we all watched as kids.