Politcus USA: Republican House Committee Legislates Climate Change out of Existence

March 20, 2011- The House Republicans have killed the Select Committee on Global Warming, and now they’ve taken the next step: legislating climate change out of existence. Yes, that’s right: all our troubles are at an end. Who needs a magic wand when you have a House full of Republicans?

Sean Pool writes in Science Progress,

House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee demonstrated their commitment to science denial Wednesday by unanimously voting down three separate amendments offered by Democrats to reaffirm basic facts about climate science. They then unanimously voted to pass the Upton-Inhofe bill to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific endangerment finding on greenhouse pollution.

What’s next, a headline like “Breaking News: Gravity No Longer Exists; Is Dismissed by House Republicans as anti-Christian Secularist Plot!”?

This is essentially what Democratic Representative Edward Markey asked:

Just as the Bush administration in 2003 thought to make disappear the Iraq insurgency by not permitting the use of the word “insurgency” Republicans today think they can make global warming disappear by pretending it doesn’t exist. But closing your eyes as a train barrels toward you won’t stop you from being crushed and dismembered beneath its wheels.

This is really taking the “making your own reality” thing a bit far, don’t you think? I mean, we all realize by now (or should) that conservatives believe they can make their own reality as they go and then change it with a snap of the fingers and move onto another reality.


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