Tag Archives: climate-change deniers

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.”

Poetic Justice

They Reluctantly Relent

They ain’t scientists, they’re just plain folks,
And they don’t appreciate them “naysayer” jokes.
That’s why the Senate
Took a stand, dammit!
And voted 98 to 1 that climate change ain’t no hoax.

Verbatim

Graham: GOP Need an Environmental Policy Going Into 2016

I think there will be a political problem for the Republican Party going into 2016 if we don’t define what we are for on the environment. I don’t know what the environmental policy of the Republican Party is.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Roll Call.

Verbatim

Why Republicans Claim Not to Be Scientists on Climate Change Issue

For now, ‘I’m not a scientist’ is what one party adviser calls ‘a temporary Band-Aid’ — a way to avoid being called a climate change denier but also to sidestep a dilemma. The reality of campaigning is that a politician who acknowledges that burning coal and oil contributes to global warming must offer a solution, which most policy experts say should be taxing or regulating carbon pollution and increasing government spending on alternative energy. But those ideas are anathema to influential conservative donors like the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch and the advocacy group they support, Americans for Prosperity.

New York Times

Verbatim

Liz Cheney Offers a Predictable Approach to Climate Change Debate

Nothing.

— Liz Cheney, quoted by the Huffington Post, when asked what the Republican Party should do to address climate change.

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Climate Scientists are from Earth, Kentucky Lawmakers are from Mars

I don’t want get into the debate about climate change. But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.

— Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith (R), quoted by WFPL, apparently not knowing that the average temperature on Mars is -67 degrees F.
Verbatim

Obama Does the Dozens on Climate-Change Deniers

There are some who duck the question by saying, ‘Hey, I’m not a scientist.’ Let me translate that for you: What that means is, ‘I accept that man-made climate change is real, but if I admit it, I’ll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot.’

— President Obama, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, taking aim at climate change deniers.

Enumerati

New Super-PAC to Target GOP Climate-Change Deniers

$100 million

Amount liberal billionaire and environmentalist Tom Steyer is using to create a Super PAC that will attack Republicans in seven key states who are climate-science deniers, NBC News reports. “These states — all of which President Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 — also play an important role in 2016, given that Iowa and New Hampshire are early presidential nominating contests, and that Colorado and Florida are top general-election battlegrounds.”