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)

2 comments:

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?