Six-term Sen. Richard Lugar, who CNN projected would lose his bid for the GOP Senate nomination in Indiana, issued the following statement shortly after his concession speech Tuesday night:
Republicans cannot admit to any nuance in policy on climate change. Republican members are now expected to take pledges against any tax increases.
There can be little doubt that tax increases will improve the climate. NASA’s top scientist has made this important connection – which I explain below.
The albedo of the Arctic is normally very high, due to white ice, snow and clouds – as seen in the satellite picture below. However, adding dollar bills to the surface of the ice causes it to absorb more sunlight. Thus by confiscating dollars from American citizens who might drop them on the ice, the global temperature is suppressed.