Another winter blizzard is dumping another foot of snow across the Heartland today.
It must be
global warming climate change.
A man walks among stranded vehicles on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago February 2, 2011. (REUTERS/John Gress)
Hero Rep. Fred Upton, the new head of the House energy committee, denied that
global warming climate change was man-made in a speech yesterday.
Of course, this drives the junk scientists crazy.
Think Progress reported:
At a public forum today, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), the new head of the House energy committee, denied that climate change is manmade. Upton, who received $20,000 from Koch Industries in his most recent campaign, had called for a reduction in greenhouse emissions as recently as June 2009. Upton has now introduced legislation with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) to overturn the scientific finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse pollution threatens public health. This morning, Upton was pressed by National Journal‘s Ron Brownstein as to why the Upton-Inhofe bill describes climate change as “possible.” After repeated attempts to avoid the question, Upton finally explained his wide-straddling stance: he accepts that the planet is warming, but not that the billions of tons of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity are a cause:
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I have said many times, and there was a report a couple of weeks ago that in fact you look at this last year, it was the warmest year in the last decade, I think was the numbers that came out. I don’t — I accept that. I do not say that it is man-made.
Here’s the video:
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) needs to get better informed.
2010 was not the hottest year on record. That was another leftist lie…
But, good for him for making a stand against this leftist crank anyway.