So Perry should point to the (at least) 31,000 on his side.
The Houston Chronicle reports,
A group of scientists in the nation’s first caucus state urged Republican presidential hopefuls today to acknowledge man-made global warming as real and to present policy solutions.
In a statement signed by 31 scientists from 22 different colleges and universities in Iowa, they affirm global warming as real and caused by humans, as well as pointing to its harmful effects on the Hawkeye State’s agricultural sector.
“As the global climate continues to evolve, our farmers and city planners will face new challenges to maintain the prosperity of our state and its role in national and global food security,” they write. “All major scientific societies and the US National Academy of Science have affirmed that the recent rise in greenhouse gases in the global atmosphere has contributed to changes in our climate.”
The statement will be delivered to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s office today and will be available for participants at an energy forum in Des Moines tomorrow…