Newt Gingrich: ‘Life Was Fine’ During the ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’
Once upon a time, Republican philanderer Newt Gingrich seemed like one of the saner members of the GOP on the subject of climate change, but those days are long gone. Like the rest of his party, Gingrich has now regressed into pure caveman behavior, with one of the stupidest statements yet about why we don’t need to worry at all about the vast amounts of greenhouse gas we’re pumping into the atmosphere: Gingrich: ‘Life Was Fine’ During Warmer ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’.
Newt Gingrich, a self-proclaimed “amateur paleontologist,” said Monday that the Earth’s rising temperature is not a major issue.
“The age of the dinosaurs was dramatically warmer than this is right now and it didn’t cook the planet,” he said on CNN’s “Crossfire,” as recorded by the Huffington Post. “In fact, life was fine.”
Gingrich said that people have no right to determine Earth’s correct temperature.
“Assume for a minute that we have the capacity to actually decide the planet’s temperature,” he said. “What kind of hubris does it take to say, I know exactly what this planet’s temperature ought to be and I’m going to manage it to that effect?”
Hey, if it was good enough for the dinosaurs…