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Fresh off a dramatic victory in which it retook the House leadership, the Republican Party intends to hold major hearings probing the supposed “scientific fraud” behind global climate change.
Holding hearings would please the Republicans’ conservative base, which increasingly doubts the scientific basis for global warming — especially human-induced global warming — and provide a reflection of the new GOP’s tenor.
Ron Brownstein of the National Journal reported last week that in Tuesday’s midterm election, “virtually all of the serious 2010 GOP challengers” have denied that there is scientific evidence that global warming is even happening.
“The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even conservative ones,” Brownstein wrote.
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists — and just about every accredited international scientific institution in the world — unequivocally agree that global warming occurring and is fueled by human activity.
If you are a global-warming refudiator, please re-read that bolded text. Now explain how your position makes sense in light of the amount of evidence to the contrary.