CLIMATE CHANGE FACTS

funny political cartoon by carlos latuff

Temperatures are falling fast this winter, and whilst everyone is preparing for a White Christmas, the White House is preparing keep warm this holiday season by wrapping the planet in a blanket of runaway ozone. Never fear, because with the new US Cabinet taking shape, Spring Break will be right around the corner as the beach comes to Kansas!

US President-elect Donald Trump’s new Environmental Protection Agency pick, Myron Ebell… is not a scientist. In fact, he’s a Cabana Boy for the ‘free market’–a longstanding member of the Competitive Enterprise Institute–who will ensure that science has no place in future Cabinet meetings. If there’s one good deed that comes from his political leadership, it’s that Congress no longer has to listen to Senator Jim Inhofe’s old man groans as he bends over to carry more ‘irrefutable evidence’ into Senate meetings.

So, as Americans finish off those precarious leftovers in the refrigerator from last week’s Turkey Day, we would like to spread some holiday jeer to those Washington turkeys stuffed to the brim with Koch Brother dross. Here’s our top 10 takeaways:

  1. “If you look to the satellite data in the last 18 years there has been zero recorded warming. Now [for] the global warming alarmists, that’s a problem for their theories. Their computer models show massive warming […] the satellite says it ain’t happening. We’ve discovered that NOAA, the federal government agencies are cooking the books” – Ted Cruz, junior Senator (Texas), and former Republican presidential candidate
  2. “[…] where else this has been done – Soviet Russia, Nazi, Germany, Mussolini’s Italy […] In fact, the Nazis took an extra step. […] Are we having the new Hitler youth? Is that what this is? The new Hitler youth? I’m sorry, that’s so politically incorrect – the new green guard. Man your station, 12-year-olds, your parents just don’t know. – Glenn Beck, radio personality for FOX News
  3. “[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that.” – Cong. Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)
  4. “I ask the chair, do you know what this is? It’s a snowball, just from outside here. It’s very, very cold out.” – Sen. Jim Inhofe (Oklahoma)
  5. “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. I think we’re seeing it almost weekly or even daily, scientists who are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.” – Gov. Rick Perry (Texas), former Republican presidential candidate
  6. “This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our [global warming] scientists are stuck in ice!” – US President Elect Donald Trump
  7. “I think that the global warming movement has three parts […] One is to exaggerate the rate of warming, one is to exaggerate the potential impacts of warming and how soon they may occur, and the third is to underestimate wildly the costs of reducing our emissions by the magical amount that they have picked.” – Myron Ebellm, Trump’s pick for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  8. “Climate change is not science. It’s religion. Look at the language, where they call you a denier. ‘Denier’ is not the language of science. Any good scientist is a skeptic. If he’s not, he or she should not be a scientist. But yet the language of the global warming alarmists, ‘denier’ is the language of religion. It’s heretic. You are a blasphemer.” – Ted Cruz
  9. “Just the way the Earth rotates on its axis, how far away it is from the sun. These are all very complex things. Gravity, where did it come from?” – Ben Carson, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  10. “We are going to continue to work on cleaning coal, but I want to tell you, we are going to dig it, we are going to clean it, and we are going to burn it in Ohio, and we are not going to apologize for it.” – Gov. John Kaisch (Ohio), former presidential nominee

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