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Tim Pawlenty

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Tim Pawlenty paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.


Quotes by Tim Pawlenty vs What the Science Says
"There’s lots of layers to it. But at least as to any potential man-made contribution to it, it’s fair to say the science is in dispute."
3 August 2011 (Source)
That human CO2 is causing global warming is known with high certainty & confirmed by observations.
"The weight of the evidence is that most of it, maybe all of it, is because of natural causes."
3 August 2011 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"The climate's always changing. So there's no doubt that climate changes. The real question is why is it changing and how much of it if any is attributable to human behaviour."
5 April 2011 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"The weight of the science indicates that if there's any human behaviour involved, it's a modest amount."
5 April 2011 (Source)

Theory, models and direct measurement confirm CO2 is currently the main driver of climate change.

"I think climate change occurs but I think the bulk of it is mostly natural historic trends in the climate"
5 April 2011 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"We need to do it in ways that don’t burden the economy. Cap and trade, I think, would be a disaster in that regard."
21 February 2010 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"There is no question the climate is changing. The more interesting question is how much of that is man-made versus natural causes."
21 February 2010 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"You can argue, you know, that the world is the globe is warming as it always has for natural reasons but I think the way indicates, at least some of it, you can argue whether it’s 1/2% or something more substantial, you know, is caused by human behavior. "
9 September 2008 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.


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