You know, we’d actually respect S.E. Cupp a little bit if she’d just admit that she’s just not that into conservatives anymore. But as long as she continues to pretend she’s one of “many of us on the right,” we can’t do it.
Yesterday, Cupp scolded conservatives who remain skeptical that mankind bears most of the responsibility for climate change:
Republicans, ACCEPT IT: Climate change is real and man-made. What to do about it is up for debate, but to get a seat at the table, we must first acknowledge the facts. https://t.co/8juk95qESh
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) November 27, 2018
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) November 28, 2018
In her opinion piece, Cupp even undermines her own argument by acknowledging that the scientific community is still quite divided when it comes to both the causes and effects of climate change:
Many of us on the right have long acknowledged climate change is real, only to be harangued by liberal absolutists who refused to entertain any questions about what, exactly, we should do about it besides becoming vegans, signing meaningless international treaties and throwing hundreds of millions of dollars into solar sinkholes.
There was good reason for healthy skepticism. For example, numerous scientific projections about temperatures and sea levels did not bear out. Likewise, the rigors of science, by definition, have resulted in multiple revisions of once-certain conclusions. A 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for example, underestimated the effects of methane produced by livestock by a full 11%. And scientists are still divided on a great many things — like whether global warming is causing more hurricanes or just making them more intense.
Asking questions is the basis of the scientific method, and should never be dissuaded. Conservatives should continue to debate how to stanch the effects of deadly climate change and offer solutions that are both fiscally responsible and have a high expectation of efficacy.
She also acknowledges that a great deal of climate change research has been funded by groups who have a vested interest in findings that support the theory of man-made climate change:
Few in the media have bothered to find out whether that assertion is actually true. If they did, they’d see that a majority of climate-research funding comes either from the federal government or left-wing foundations.
And yet, despite this, conservatives who remain skeptical of climate change “science” are deluded? Please.
Hoist the virtue-signal flag!
— Just Brad (@bradcundiff) November 28, 2018
Aw…look at you trying to fit in with your lefty colleagues by adopting their positions and condescending language.
Just like high school! pic.twitter.com/TT9NB0B0Ew
— Haley 2020. R U a citizen or R U a subject? (@liberrocky) November 28, 2018
Plenty of conservatives are capable of acknowledging that climate change may in fact be happening without fully buying into the notion that it’s all our fault. As science has also told us, the earth’s climate has changed dramatically over the course of millennia. And if mankind is a part of that equation, we’re a very, very recent one.
First learn the difference between facts and theory
— Scott B. (@talesoftopo) November 28, 2018
Man-made? Is this serious? We didn’t leave the ice age because of man’s actions. This is absolute fact.
— Wittorical (@Wittorical) November 28, 2018
Where I live was under a mile-thick sheet of ice ~10,000 years ago. How did the cavemen melt that??
— MarkC, boycotter of Romaine ?? (@UntraceableMC) November 28, 2018
So the glacial retreat that resulted in the formation of the Great Lakes was a result of man? Accept the fact that “climate change” has always existed. Liberals use it as an avenue to push their crappy agenda of additional taxation, regulations and consistent buffoonery!
— craig catanzarite (@Reboun37) November 28, 2018
We’ll conclude with this exit flashback:
"ACCEPT IT" pic.twitter.com/VIayP7S9dX
— brian abrams (@BrianAbrams) November 27, 2018
Guess the check finally cleared.