Top 5 Quotes From Newly-Elected Climate Deniers

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

“There isn’t any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth.” —Roy Blunt, new senator from Missouri

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[Source: Union of Concerned Scientists]

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William Y.
William Y5 years ago

@ Sandy E. There are no "cavities." The oils is not in pools but in porous rock under extreme pressure, held there by impervious rock, when the drill bores through the impervious rock to the porous layer the pressure forces the light crude oil out the, rock remains, just minus the oil filling the pores the pressure from below constricts this.

Sandy Erickson
Sandy Erickson5 years ago

I think we need a more presice word for it. Let's say what we really are talking about. Does the climate change on the earth,yes. Has it ever changed on the earth? Yes. Will it continue to change on the earth? Yes. What is filling up the big cavities where oil is being pumped out?

Donald B.
Donald Burnison5 years ago

I agree with Dan B. Common sence and reality should lead us to understand that when you have a finite amount of anything (like the earths many bounties) it will not last forever. It seems to be a lack of education and knowledge that drives this agenda to doubt what we have learned and been taught. There seems to also be an element of political agenda and racism since we have elected our first bi-racial president. Anyone blogging on the WWW also has the ability to use "Fact Check", but won't believe anything that does not fit into their radical agenda. This sad, counter-productive behavior does not bode well for society. Ignorance and greed is pulling our nation down. How many of these radicals have actually read the Preamble to our Constitution or the Bible?

Lynnette Bower
Lynnette Bower5 years ago

These "people" can't afford to admit global warming. It would devastate them financially (along with the rest of the naysayers).

Dan B.
Dan Brook6 years ago

Willful ignorance. 98% of climate scientists agree that global warming is real, serious, and worsening. But, hey, what would climate scientists know about climate change?

The oily and regressive Republican Party of No is mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin6 years ago

Third: Some areas that usually get a period of rain every year will see those periods getting shorter and draught in it's place. Australia are a fresh example.
Shorter and hotter Summers will occure and it has already started.
You have to realize something important here: We have one Earth and we have a global population above 7,000,000,000. When I was a kid the population was 3,000,000,000, which was an enormous figure. In less than 35 years it has more than doubled. Who can be so ignorant not realizing we are too many?

We all have to make "sacrifices" to preserve this globe we're all sharing, because remember, The Earth are the only planet with chocolate!

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin6 years ago

When you warm up the sea water by using a majort part of the world's petroleum and coal production, it's no surprise to me you get huge hurricanes, blizzards and flooding. By just pointing to the present weather situation in small land areas and say: "Look, we have longer Winters and they are colder and we get more snow, how can we then get a warmer climate?"
First of all: It's a part of the change in the climate. Areas that usually get cold, snowy Winters will have longer periods with more snow. This shortening the period when you can grow plants.
Secondly: Areas that are below sea level; Bangladesh, Netherlands, Island nations in the Pacific, notices a major difference every year. There are actually nations in the Pacific that actively are looking to relocate the whole country because they are literally disappearing!

Barbara Erdman
Barbara Erdman6 years ago


Donna Holland
Donna Holland6 years ago

The Obivious Ecsapes Many.

Stephen Amsel
Past Member 6 years ago

I don't want anyone to take my word over that of experts in the field. I want people to check the data and methods, and see for themselves. That is one thing I like about science: If you really want to look into something (and have the money to do so), you don't have to take anyone's word as authority. For it to be considered a success, it must be possible to duplicate an experiment.

In the case of evolution, for example, you can look at similarities between species, run experiments on short-lived species (certain flies), and check it if you want. I think all the necessary materials for that experiment are publicly available (including the DNA-mapping part). That is where the authority of the theory lies, not in the consensus. For global warming, the researchers have refused to release the source-code for their models, and often when people look at their data, severe problems emerge.

I was actually surprised to find the people with the qualifications I mentioned before. I went to a forum run by a publishing (Baen) house for fans of its novels. There was an astonishing range of expertise at the site. Watts Up With That is intended for people who are interested in new technology, the environment, and worried about misrepresentations of events and science in the media. Depleted Cranium is similar. Then I discovered that some posters there were nuclear engineers, a physics professor, the works. Care2, a large site of activists, could include experts in the fields of activi