ThinkProgress catches the latest Romney flip-flop, this time on the cause of climate change. Speaking to a crowd at an fundraiser at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA he claimed we don’t know what’s causing the climate change.
My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.
But in June, he had the exact opposite view on climate change telling a New Hampshire audience that humans contribute to climate change.
I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that. I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know that there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past but I believe we contribute to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.
In four months the science of climate change has apparently changed for Mitt Romney. It’s either that or Romney thinks know will notice his 180 flip flop on climate change. Remember when a Romney spokesperson said that Romney’s strength was that he doesn’t change his position on important issues?