Jeb Bush Whines That Science Is ‘Arrogant,’ World Laughs In Disgust

jeb-bush-scienceThe “debate” over climate change is one of the most absurd topics I write about. Here we have the overwhelming majority of the world’s scientists agreeing that humans are the leading driver of climate change, yet because many of our politicians have been bought and paid for by big oil, we’re forced to waste time dealing with complete idiots trying to perpetuate the idea that human-made climate change is just all one big liberal hoax.

Mind you, about 97% of scientists from all over the world agree that humans are driving climate change. Many of the smartest people on the planet are pretty much screaming at world leaders to do something to save our planet before it’s too late, and yet we have idiots bringing snowballs into Congress to “prove” climate change isn’t real.

But perhaps the most well-known line by many of our politicians who don’t want to seem quite like they’re denying climate change (but they sure as hell don’t want to say it’s real either), is, “Well, I’m not a scientist.” When I hear one of these politicians say that, all they’re doing is proudly showing off their stupidity.

Just ponder that for a few seconds. When presented with scientific facts that have been determined by scientists, their response is, “Well, I’m not a scientist.” Well, guess who is a scientist? The person who provided the scientific information you just dismissed

It’s all just absolutely absurd.

Well, Jeb Bush decided to take this anti-climate change rhetoric a step further by calling scientists who overwhelmingly believe humans are driving climate change “arrogant.”

“For the people to say the science is decided on this is really arrogant, to be honest with you,” Bush said. “It’s this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t have a conversation about it, even. The climate is changing. We need to adapt to that reality.”

He also went on to say that he doesn’t view climate change as our biggest threat. I guess in his mind terrorism is a much bigger threat than not having a planet capable of sustaining human life. Then again, I guess that is the ultimate way to rid the world of terror, right? No human beings?

Though there’s a huge amount of irony in Bush’s statement. Here we have someone who’s not at all qualified to determine anything about climate change on his own, arrogantly telling those who’ve devoted countless hours and much of their lives to science that they are the arrogant ones for using science to come to the conclusion that humans are causing climate change.

I think Bill Nye says it best when he talks about people who deny science often using scientific uncertainty to create irrational doubt. Just because scientists can’t exactly predict how the climate will change, what timeline we’re looking at or what precisely is going to happen doesn’t mean that their determination that humans are causing climate change isn’t accurate.

Then again, none of this is really about the science behind climate change, but rather the money flowing into these politicians from big oil companies. Because it’s not a coincidence that practically every policy that Republicans support as it relates to energy, climate, the environment, drilling or regulations in general almost always favors big oil.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Jillz

    “When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” —Alanis Obomsawin

    I think conservatives would still be denying climate change if they were choking to death from polluted air.

  • Cemetery Girl

    After a little more reading about this his comment makes perfect sense. As if his family involvement in oil wouldn’t be enough to make him deny a human cause of climate change, but the President had recently made a speech about climate change. Of course J Bush had to be a proper Republican and take the opposite stance. If the President says something then to keep the party happy Republicans must denounce what he says. I wonder if the President were to make a speech stating he has changed his opinion and now firmly believes that not only are humans not responsible for climate change but it is a hoax so it is American duty to support the use of fossil fuels only, would the heads of Republican politicians explode? They’re required to denounce anything the President says, yet oil companies are their master.

  • Pipercat

    Let’s make sure we say this correct, it is called anthropogenic global warming and it is creating this global artificial climate change. Human activity is creating atmospheric warming that in turn creates changes in the global climate. If you are going to call out someone like the former governor, stop whispering and start speaking clearly.

  • Nicholas Schroeder

    From the APS workshop minutes:

    “I was struck by the level of agreement on several key issues. First there is considerable uncertainty in the forcings, both natural and man-made. This means that the cause or causes of warming in the second half of the 20th Century !!!!are not known with any precision!!!!. Saying that man is responsible for more than 50% of the warming is !!!!not useful or defensible!!!!. We simply !!!do not know!!!, there is !!!!no observational evidence!!! and the models are !!!!not accurate enough!!! to tell us.”

    In general:
    1) Mankind’s contribution to atmospheric CO2 content is trivial, < 1%.
    2) CO2’s influence in the climate is trivial compared to the water cycle.
    3) The pause/hiatus proves that IPCC’s computer models are useless.

    • tracey marie

      that is a trivial comment and untrue

  • amersham46

    me thinks he doth protest to much

  • Woodrow_Plant

    Any provable facts attributed to ‘anthropogenic global warming’ are represented by that proverbial elephant in the room, the demands of a rapidly increasing global population. Yet it seems no one wants to touch this as the source challenge. Climate change, global warming, CO2 levels, all general arguments on our environment result from this one fact. Some will claim it needn’t be in the discussion yet the correlation is irrefutable. Any arguments/discoveries only announce symptoms of the ‘dis-ease.’

    How many children have YOU produced? What are you doing to help manage their effect? Could any selfish mortal, given the power to decide for anyone else, arrive at a foundation in balance for all future generations? Could you?

    When will the intelligentsia humbly mature to tame the voracious elephant? It seems many would rather continue to hammer at useless arguments to enhance their bottom line during their ‘time’ here in this realm. G*d help us.

    • tracey marie

      stop it, over population is discussed all the time and contributes to the man made part of the discussion.

      • Woodrow_Plant

        What do you or anyone else so attached to the discussion intend to do about the ‘over population’?

      • tracey marie

        calm down and breathe

      • Woodrow_Plant

        Oh great, another vociferous Mother … without a clue

  • amersham46

    When applying for a job one must meet some minimum requirements ,,,,, but for President of the United States only requires friends with deep pockets
    And all the other developed nations can only watch with slacked jawed wonderment

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