understand that no matter how well one theory fits observations, a new theory might fit them as well or better, or might fit a wider range of observations, because in science, the testing, revising, and occasional discarding of theories, new and old, never ends and leads to an increasingly better understanding of how things work in the world, but not to absolute truth.
How unfortunate it is that Governor Crist has determined (correctly, more than likely) that it is politically better to kowtow to the global warming scammers (thereby perhaps taking the wind out of their sails -- I hope that's his thinking) than tell them what they should be told. Instead, we get this:
Last week I had the honor of hosting a historic summit to address global climate change. More than 600 business, environmental and government leaders focused on how we can be more energy efficient – as individuals and as a state. At the summit, I signed three Executive Orders to initiate Florida’s reduction of greenhouse gases. I also signed agreements with Germany and the United Kingdom to work toward climate friendly policies and economic benefits. This week, I am taking additional steps. We installed solar and hydrogen power at the Governor’s Mansion – the People’s House. By using renewable energy, we will reduce harmful emissions and be more energy and cost efficient. I joined Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson at the Farm to Fuel Summit in St. Petersburg. Florida’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in making Florida a leader in biofuels like ethanol – which can be made from sugarcane and citrus waste. Florida must continue to open doors to new economic opportunities such as biofuels. I announced this week I will lead a trade mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in November. Brazil is a leader in biofuels and agricultural equipment. In addition, we can share ideas for technology and innovation in telecommunications, aviation and aerospace, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Florida’s economy is connected to her natural environment. We must do all we can to safeguard both. May God continue to bless you and the great state of Florida. Thank you very much.
Arrrgggghhhhh! But the politics must be played and this, all in all, is fairly smart politics given how well-entrenched the scam is.
Of course, on visiting the Sunshine State Standards website I couldn't help but notice that the standards are being revised. Hmmmmm . . . is Governor Crist also bowing to the teachers unions in this important area? And why are the changes being tracked through some USF website? This does not sound good and any proposed revisions warrant close review.