Quotes from Newly Elected Congressional Deniers of Climate Change
An email message dated November 3 from the Union of Concerned Scientists contained the following quotes reported to be from persons newly elected to the U.S. Congress.
"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
While no one from Alabama is mentioned above, our congressional representatives are not known for their active promotion of measures to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. It is up to us to push them. Consider arranging a meeting with your congressperson and/or your senators during a district work period. Identify a couple of colleagues and develop a plan for a meeting. Such meetings can take a bit of time to arrange, but it can be done. You can get started by speaking with the "scheduler" in the DC offices. Of course, you may also contact them by emails and letters.
Submitted by David Newton