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EPA Chief: If Your Dishwasher has an Energy Star Label, You Should Believe in Global Warming

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 2, 2014 @ 12:40 pm In The Point | 14 Comments

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy is really trying to live up to the standards of her lunatic predecessor with her latest rant.

After claiming that Global Warming was holding back millions of African-Americans, she said something even dumber.

“It’s worrisome that our science seems to be under constant assault by a small — but vocal — group of critics,” McCarthy said.

“I bet when those same critics get sick, they run to doctors and hospitals that rely on science from — guess who — Harvard University and the American Cancer Society,” McCarthy continued. “I bet they check air quality forecasts from EPA and the National Weather Service to see if the air is healthy enough for their asthmatic child to play outside that day. I bet they buy dishwashers with Energy Star labels, and take FDA-approved medicine, and eat USDA-approved meats. … People and businesses around the world look to EPA and other federal agencies because our science is reliable, and our scientists are credible.”

These examples don’t show that Global Warming critics, many of whom are scientists, don’t understand science.

They show that Gina McCarthy doesn’t understand science.

If a scientist said, “You must accept my theory, even though it’s completely unrelated to anything involving medicine because I come from Harvard University”, he would be rightly laughed out of every forum there is.

But that’s exactly what Gina McCarthy is claiming. Worse, she’s echoing many anti-science liberals who insist that science isn’t a set of hypothesis that have to be tested and retested against new evidence, but that it’s an undifferentiated mass that you have to accept whole.

That’s not science. That’s a religion.

And that’s what Global Warming and the Warmists who insist that it’s part of some scientific catechism are really about.

Gina McCarthy sites National Weather Service forecasts, but those were completely off this winter because Warmunism led them to expect a warmer winter. This ideological fallacy led to possible lost lives.

The Energy Star sticker or FDA and USDA approval are mandates. McCarthy knows it’s not exactly optional. You can’t buy non-FDA approved medicines. So pretending that it’s some gesture of trust is Elizabeth Warren levels of cynicism.

Finally no looks to the EPA for credible science. Environmentalists and Green Tycoons look to the EPA to shut down businesses, kill jobs and make Al Gore and his cronies even richer.

So you might ask, what branch of science produced Gina McCarthy?

A longtime civil servant, McCarthy held the position of assistant administrator, U.S. EPA from 2009 to 2013. Prior to 2009, she was commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2004–2009.

McCarthy graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology in 1976. In 1981 she received a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.

Gina McCarthy’s scientific background is right up there with Oprah’s background is psychology.


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