* State Sen. Ray Haynes (R-Riverside) says that God brought him to the Legislature and that God urged him to run for the U.S. Senate (Feb. 23). He also calls environmentalists “clean-air Nazis” and says global warming is hocus-pocus.
On the same day “Climate Is Warming at Steep Rate, Study Says” reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, backed by the National Academy of Sciences, indicated that the Earth’s climate is warming at an unprecedented rate.
It may well be that Haynes’ evangelical Christian right conservatives may one day inherit the Earth--a dead planet.
* Why does it matter whether the cause of global warming is natural events or human activity? We can’t do anything about natural events, but if human activity contributes to the warming, let’s reduce our part in the increase.