A lot of us conservatives have borne the slings and arrows of the left over the fact that “we just don’t understand” science, or that we are afraid of scientific facts. Well that one can be put to bed. In a comment, to a post at Blue Mass Group regarding Brown’s vote to stop the EPA from regulation carbon dioxide, the “global warming advocate” for Environment Massachusetts Ben Wright showed a complete lack of understanding of basic second grade science. And yes that said “global warming advocate”, not climate scientist, but someone with an International Relations degree that has nothing to do with science. I posited the question in the post, “as an aside does that [regulation of greenhouse gasses] include water?” Here is Mr. Wright’s response.
No, it does not include water (not quite sure how water -a liquid could be a green house gas, btw).
First off water has three states, and possible a fourth and fifth if you consider it in the plasma and supercritical fluid state. Water, as most of us know, is a molecule made up of the covalent bonding of two hydrogen atoms to an oxygen atom. It has the remarkable property, at common earthly temperatures, of being a vapor (gas), a solid (ice), and a liquid. While colloquially we call the liquid “water” in fact it is still water while it is a gas, and still water while it is a solid. We just use other colloquial names for it.
Second, atmospheric water vapor (you know its still water) is the largest contributor to the greenhouse effect.
I’m wondering if Mr. Wright also realizes that the metal steel can be a liquid, and that metal mercury can be a gas.
So to the state legislators that have, no doubt, heard Mr. Wright testify before them, I think its safe to say that you shouldn’t take anything based on science he says seriously. He has shown an utter lack of knowledge of basic, elementary school, science.