in academia we all agree
I'm reasonable sure Gbaji could sue for copyright infringement on that sort of phrasing.
I'm assuming this is the whole solar output thingy massive bungled? Arguing that some other stuff is warmer, and ignoring any notion that solar effects aren't already in climate models. I suppose they pay the guy to represent their interests not learn about science stuff though.
It's not about anything. It's important to remember that this guy likely isn't actually a moron. He's just making arguments he think will be accepted by the people he represents. He doesn't believe that this is a good example. He thinks his constituents will think it's a good example. It's dangerous to underestimate the cynicism of politicians and assume ignorance.
You really don't give him enough credit. The man has a B.A. in Political Science. Science.
And he's a Shriner! Surely we can all agree that he speaks from a position of knowledge when it comes to these things. It's not a very big jump from that to academia, is it?
I think we should cut him some slack. I mean, if you take away that hyphen thingy in front of Mars' high temperature (-17 Celsius) you have the temperature somewhere here on earth.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.