Monday, May 12, 2014

Republican Bills Ban Studies Of Climate Change

Rachel Maddow reports on Republicans passing legislation in red states that actually bans the study of climate change. A Virginia GOP state delegate said that since "sea level rise" is a "left-wing term," it should not be studied. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) put forward a bill, since passed by the GOP-controlled House, requiring that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stop studying the topic so much. If we stop studying something, it doesn't exist, right? Watch:

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)


Michael J. Mand said...

It's absolutely incredible the level of ignorance Republicans are willing to display in order to protect the "convenience" of their lives. Every peer-respected scientist is dismissed as an elitist academic, living within protected ivory walls, who doesn't understand the way the world really works. I believe I'm going to join "The Flat Earth Society".

Jeff Tone said...

Yes, Fox pundits and Limbaugh know better, right?