Sanity. New Head of House Energy Committee Denies Global Warming Junk Science
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:
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.