IN OPPOSING the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Charlie Baker and Tim Cahill demonstrate once again the antiscience stance of the Republican Party on state and national levels.
The scientific consensus on human causes of climate change is overwhelming (over 97 percent of climatologists are firmly in agreement).
Let’s put it this way: If the evidence for Iraqi WMDs was as strong as the evidence for anthropogenic global warming, we could have bought loose nukes in the bazaars of Baghdad. Expanding and improving the initiative will strengthen the Commonwealth’s leadership position on environmental issues.
Baker and Cahill’s approach, by contrast, would make a mockery of Massachusetts. Home to MIT, Harvard, and countless other major universities and research centers, our state cannot afford a governor whose readiness to learn anything about the science of climate change never moves beyond standard Republican talking points.