You’ve probably heard this, but I’ll just repeat it:
“Is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rainforests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?”
-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California), when asked whether the U.S. climate policy should focus on reducing carbon emissions.
This idiot is on the House Committee for Science, like his ignorant and evil buddy, Akin, with his lunatic ideas about pregnancy.
“Scientists all over this world say that the idea of human-induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. It is a hoax. There is no scientific consensus.”
– Rep. Paul Broun (R-Georgia), 2009, at a debate over the Clean Energy and Security Act.
Scientists, no. Paid political flacks, yes. The only lack of “consensus” is in your imagination. Yet another brilliant member on the House Science committee. These guys glaringly prove how bad science education is.
“What the science says is that temperatures peaked out globally in 1998. So we’ve gone for 10-plus years where the temperatures have gone down.”
– Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), 2009 in an interview with conservative radio show host Jay Weber.
Citation, please. From a peer-reviewed science journal not a no-degree weatherman’s website.
The U.S. once stood at the pinnacle of scientific research and knowledge. Until the imbeciles came to make the world for the Kochs to pollute. Too bad they’ll probably be dead before these chickens come home to roost.