Tag Archives: climate-change deniers

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Brooks: Rocks, Silt Creating Sea-Level Rise

“Every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you have less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up.”

— Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), claiming in a congressional hearing that land erosion plays a significant role in sea-level rise and not climate change, Science Magazine reports.

Enumerati

13 Federal Agencies Buck Trump Administration on Climate Change

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A draft report by scientists for 13 federal agencies found the average temperature in the U.S. has risen rapidly since 1980 and that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It contradicts the Trump administration’s rhetoric on the issue, reports the New York Times.

Poetic Justice

It Sounds Like …

You can use the phrase “primate mange,”
Or you can say the words “nameplate flange.”
But if you work for the Trumphirate today
There’s one thing you can never say,
We won’t tell what it it is, but it sounds like “castrate grange.”

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Badlands National Park Defies Trump, Tweets Climate Change Stats

“Badlands National Park posted several facts about climate change on its official Twitter account Tuesday afternoon, sharing statistics that might contradict the beliefs of President Donald Trump’s new administration,” Time reports. “The Badlands National Park tweets come after Trump’s administration enforced a social media blackout on the Environmental Protection Agency, barring EPA staff from publishing news releases, blog posts or social media updates.”

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Kasich Is Just Another Climate-Chaneg Denier

We don’t want to destroy people’s jobs based on some theory that’s not proven.

— Gov. John Kasich, quoted by National Journal, on whether humans have caused climate change.

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Secret Conservative Groups Spending Big to Wreck Obama’s Climate-Change Agenda

$125 million

Amount the secretive funders behind America’s conservative movement directed over three years to groups spreading disinformation about climate science and committed to wrecking Barack Obama’s climate change plan, according to an analysis of tax records, reports The Guardian. “The anonymous cash flow came from two secretive organizations – the Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund – that have been called the ‘Dark Money ATM‘ of the conservative movement.”

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Santorum Distinguishes ‘Political Science’ from ‘Science’

Anytime you hear a scientist say, ‘the science is settled,’ that’s political science and not real science. No scientist in his right mind would ever say the science is settled.

— Rick Santorum, quoted by The Hill, on climate change.

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Ted Cruz is the New Galileo

On the global warming alarmists, anyone who actually points to the evidence that disproves their apocalyptical claims, they don’t engage in reasoned debate. What do they do? They scream, ‘You’re a denier.’ They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be that it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.

– Sen. Ted Cruz, in an interview with Texas Tribune.

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Graham Blames Al Gore for GOP’s Stance on Climate Change

I said that it’s real, that man has contributed to it in a substantial way. But the problem is Al Gore’s turned this thing into religion. You know, climate change is not a religious problem for me, it’s an economic, it is an environmental problem.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), blaming Al Gore in a speech for the fact that “people of my party are all over the board” when it comes to thinking climate change is real.

Poetic Justice

Foul Weather Words

In Florida we believe that bad words can be harming,
So we’re extra careful when sentences we are forming.
Phrases must be rearranged
If they would include “climate change,”
And we would never ever use a term like “global warming.”