Rick Perry Quotes

Global warming is one contrived, phony mess.

 
Context
The governor actually believed that global warming was the plot of left wingers. Since 99 percent of all qualified scientists agreed that the earth was experiencing an increase in average temperature and that much of the increase was cause by the actions of humans, Perry had to believe that somehow all these scientists had been coopted, intimidated, and enlisted to perpetrate this hoax. One problem with global warming policy making is that while virtually all scientists agree on the fact, there is disagreement of the extent, the timing and the causes. How many degrees of increase will occur and when? What will be the consequences? When will the changes take place? What proportion is man-made? These answers will come as more research is done, but many politicians are reluctant to do anything without precise estimates of the answers to these questions.
Rick Perry
Rick Perry
  • Born: March 4, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior to his cabinet position, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned to become president. Perry was the longest-serving governor in Texas history.