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Climate Denier Lamar Smith to Head House Science Committee

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By now, you have surely heard that the GOP misplaced its binder full of women andappointed only white men to head its committees. One of these white men is Representative Lamar Smith (R-Denial), who is set to chair the House Science Panel. Yes, THAT Lamar Smith, who you may remember from his courageous speech on the House floor after  "Climate Gate" back in 2009:


"We now know that prominent scientists were so determined to advance the idea of human-made global warming that they worked together to hide contradictory temperature data. But for two weeks, none of the networks gave the scandal any coverage on their evening news programs. And when they finally did cover it, their reporting was largely slanted in favor of global warming alarmists. The networks have shown a steady pattern of bias on climate change. During a six-month period, four out of five network news reports failed to acknowledge any dissenting opinions about global warming, according to a Business and Media Institute study. The networks should tell Americans the truth, rather than hide the facts."

Have you READ the World Bank report on climate change, Wonketteers? The one that describes a 7 degree F/4 degree C rise in temperature by 2100? Yes, THAT report, which says among other things that "coastal cities could be inundated with floods, limited food supplies could cause higher malnutrition rates, and biodiversity, including coral reefs, could be irretrievably lost," and  that (our favorite) "there is also no certainty that adaptation to a 4°C world is possible."

Well forget what you read, because human made climate change is a myth and Lamar Smith is just the man to ignore it.

[ThinkProgress]

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