Not only is Barton hopelessly ignorant of the science of geology he is so totally clueless of this ignorance that he has posted the video of his exchange with Nobel laureate and Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu.
An exchange where Barton characterizes Dr. Chu’s reply to the question posted in the title to this posting as “a puzzling answer.”
He thinks he stumped the man with his shrewd question.
I do have to say this, though. At least Barton knows that hydrocarbons are formed in areas that are generally warmer than it is in the
Which was his point. Since we have oil and gas in
Negating, supposedly, arguments for global warming.
One of the target reservoirs in
That is, a shallow marine warm water environment that was deposited before there was a single dinosaur.
Over 300 million years ago.
That was a time when Earth had just one continent. And it was really, really warm.
At that time, Barton’s hometown of
See, that’s what happens when the Earth warms up. The ice melts, reefs form and sea level rises.
Now will someone please explain how this guy is the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce? What’s the term? Dumber than a bag of hammers.