Thursday, July 10, 2014

And All This Science I Don’t Understand

According to Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith (R), climate change is not caused by humans because it’s just as warm on Mars as it is here.

“I don’t want get into the debate about climate change,” state Sen. Brandon Smith said, according to Louisville NPR affiliate WFPL. “But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”

However, Smith’s claim is definitely disputable.

The average temperature on Mars is -81 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average temperature on Earth is 57 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NASA.

Elton John knows that.

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids
In fact it’s cold as hell
And there’s no one there to raise them if you did
And all this science I don’t understand