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House Science Committee cites Breitbart in climate change tweet

Those concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s position on climate change will probably be distressed by a recent tweet from the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. The Committee, which is part of the United States House of Representatives, cited a story from right-wing site Breitbart News on Thursday, whose headline read: “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.” Read more

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House science chairman gets heat in Texas race for being a global warming skeptic
In an election season devoid of much conversation about climate change, House science chairman Lamar Smith's Democratic challenger is going after the incumbent's record of fighting climate science.
By https://www.facebook.com/lisa.rein.18?fref=ts

In the race for the White House, the climate change debate has been more or less missing in action. In the race for a central Texas House seat, the Democrat hoping to topple 30-year incumbent Republican Lamar Smith has made global warming his top campaign issue.

Democrat Tom Wakely is campaigning as a champion of climate science in a year when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — and most other candidates for Congress, for that matter — have barely touched on the issue, in what is shaping up to be the hottest year on record.

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House Republicans Are Trying to Blackball the Climate Investigation into Exxon
The House Science Committee is dragging out the spurious narrative that science isn't in consensus about climate change, its causes, and effects.

ONCE UPON A time, climate science and politics were separate things. Then came several decades of scientific denial, distortion, and gaslighting. One of the companies responsible for politicizing climate change is ExxonMobil, which for years funded climate change denial groups despite its own research confirming that greenhouse gases cause global warming. Now, the battle to hold them accountable has become a proxy war between a lead denier in the US House of Representatives and groups that are working to make Exxon legally responsible for its actions.

Petitioning the US House of Representatives House Science Committee: Remove Rep. Paul Broun

Rep. Paul Broun publically and vocally has stated that he does not agree with the most basic tenets of scientific process and critical thought. He is incompetent scientifically and damages the Committee and its purpose with his presence.

We the undersigned respectfully request Rep. Broun’s removal from the committee immediately. 

“All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell… And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.”

-Paul Broun, Republican Member of the House Science Committee

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you believe the Earth is 9000 years old and act on that belief.

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you don’t believe in evolution and act on that belief.

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you don’t believe in global warming and act on that belief.

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you put your own beliefs ahead of actual science.

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you hold positions contrary to scientific consensus without good reason.*

You should not be allowed to sit on the science committee if you are scientifically illiterate.*

You are living in another reality, a dangerous one, and as a person the people trust (as they are the ones who elected you), you are knowingly leading them down a path away from facts. It’s harmful and it’s dishonest. This is why so many people are misinformed. Because we have these idiots sitting in a committee supposedly dedicated to science saying how evolution and the big bang are, "lies straight from the pit of Hell.“

*Statements by my good friend, Evan W.