Classy Dems Compare Climate Change Deniers to "Teabaggers"
House Democrats said Thursday that denying humans were causing climate change is like denying smoking causes lung cancer.
Reps. Edward Markey (Mass.), Jay Inslee (Wash.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) also compared climate change “deniers” to “teabaggers” who spread the false rumor about death panels and swift boaters who attacked Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) war record during the 2004 presidential race.
The three members of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming called a news conference on Thursday in response to the controversy over the hacked emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, which has now become known as Climategate.
Markey, who is the chairman of the select panel, said climate change skeptics were “engaging in a policy of distraction” by promoting the hacked emails. But he said the emails do nothing to refute the overwhelming evidence that humans are causing global warming.
“There is no magician trying to trick his audience,” Markey said. “Our world is getting hotter, faster.”