Just as people once denied the world is round, there are still people who either flat out deny the existence of climate change, or deny that it is human induced. Unfortunately, many Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates are climate change deniers. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Deirdre Murphy warns that climate change denial is just the beginning for what she calls “the new crop of extremist Republican Senate candidates.”
Check out the quotes by the 2010 crop of Grand Ole Party candidates:
“There is disagreement in the science community concerning the causes of global warming.” New Mexico candidate Susana Martinez
“I have not been convinced.” Florida candidate Rick Scott
“I’m not saying I believe in it, I’m not saying I don’t. You’re asking me to take a position on something I don’t know enough about. I absolutely am not smart enough to believe that I know the answer to that question.” Massachusetts’ candidate Charlie Baker
All three of New Mexico’s Republican congressional candidates are deniers—
“I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.” Wisconsin candidate Ron Johnson
“Terrorism kills — and Barbara Boxer’s worried about the weather,” California candidate Carly Fiorina said of Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer’s characterization of climate change as a security issue.
“I’ll tell you, I have looked at global warming, now climate change from both sides…And, and I don’t believe, while I think the Earth is warming, I don’t think that causes are the primary factor for global warming. And, and I am one of those people that Al Gore refers to as a skeptic.” Colorado candidate Ken Buck
“I think there’s evidence to the positive and to the contrary about global warming.” Connecticut candidate Linda McMahon
“I don’t think there’s the scientific evidence to justify it.” Florida candidate Marco Rubio
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