House Committee Rejects Climate Change… cites faulty claims of “climategate”

So 31 Republicans and 3 Democrats voted to repeal the EPA’s scientific endangerment finding on greenhouse pollution. This blog in Wonk Room shows who voted and quotes their past statements rejecting the “theory” of climate change.

Quite a number of them focused on the hacked emails of climate scientists that have been called “climate-gate,” as proof that climate science is fake. They fail, of course, to mention the number of scientific investigations into the matter. If you are interested in learning about the findings of these investigations undertaken by the scientific community, the Union of Concerned Scientists has a page that discusses it, with a number of links to reports.

2 thoughts on “House Committee Rejects Climate Change… cites faulty claims of “climategate”

    1. Leslie MacKenzie

      Some experts point out that natural cycles in Earth’s orbit can alter the planet’s exposure to sunlight, which may explain the current trend. Earth has indeed experienced warming and cooling cycles roughly every hundred thousand years due to these orbital shifts, but such changes have occurred over the span of several centuries. Today’s changes have taken place over the past hundred years or less. (National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/12/1206_041206_global_warming.html)

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