In a debate on a local radio show, Jim Ryun reminds us again why it’s important to replace him:
Asked by a caller what the candidates would do about global warming, Ryun said: “Much of the global warming issue has been overplayed. We need to work with sound science,” he said.
Boyda responded: “If you’re going to say global warming is a myth, then everything is going well in Iraq. We need to deal with reality.”
Exactly right. Jim Ryun is from the Inhofe school of climate change denialists.
In the real world, science is telling us a different story. The Proceedings of the National Academies of Science has a paper by James Hansen, et al., that summarizes what we know, and if Ryun read the first sentence he’d be singing a different tune: “Global surface temperature has increased ~0.2°C per decade in the past 30 years, similar to the warming rate predicted in the 1980s in initial global climate model simulations with transient greenhouse gas changes.”
Ryun is a parrot. He votes the party line, and repeats whatever absurd talking points are being fed to him. Nancy Boyda is an independent voice, that’s her blessing and her curse. She has training as a scientist and she understands how to use the scientific method and mindset in addressing real problems, and I’d like to see her win this November. Give whatever you can.