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Never thought it would be possible....republicans to admit global warming is real....


GOP platform may have global warming plank

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Republican platform may include a first-ever plank on global warming, an examination of a draft document indicated.

"Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the Earth," The Hill reported the draft document as saying. "While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today."

Sen. John McCain, poised to become the party's presidential nominee next week during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., is a proponent of tackling global warming.

The party is also expected to consider taking a strong anti-earmark position, also favored by McCain, the draft indicated.

"Earmarking must stop," the draft said. "To eliminate wasteful projects and payoffs to special interests, we will impose an immediate moratorium on the earmarking system and reform the appropriations process through full transparency."

The final version of the 2008 Republican Platform will be ratified during the convention.

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so admitting that global warming could actually be a problem has now made the republican party socialist?

That's actually a side note. They were supposed to be about smaller government and limited spending, and they've proven otherwise. That's not exactly socialism in the Democratic sense, but certainly not why people who are or were Republican have given them votes in the past.

But they didn't "admit" anything about global warming other than stating something that IS well established- that more CO2 in the atmosphere is associated with higher temperatures. CO2 levels have fluctuated dramatically though out the existence of Earth, and it is FAR from established that industrial or human activity has any significant impact on global CO2 levels, and certainly not to the point that we can establish causality in temperature changes.

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