Climate deniers won an unprecedented number of political offices in the 2010 Midterm Elections.
It’s sad to see that America has reached a place where attacking scientists and their work is not only acceptable, but helps win elections.
Here’s how the freshman class of climate contrarians introduced themselves:
“With the possible exception of Tiger Woods, nothing has had a worse year than global warming. We have discovered that a good portion of the science used to justify “climate change” was a hoax perpetrated by leftist ideologues with an agenda.” —Todd Young, new congressperson from Indiana
“I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate.” —Ron Johnson, new senator from Wisconsin
“I think we ought to take a look at whatever the group is that measures all this, the IPCC, they don’t even believe the crap.” —Steve Pearce, new congressperson from New Mexico
“It’s a bigger issue, we need to watch ‘em. Not only because it may or may not be true, but they’re making up their facts to fit their conclusions. They’ve already caught ‘em doing this.” —Rand Paul, new senator from Kentucky
[Source: Union of Concerned Scientists]
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