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Dec 20, 2010

Congress Dumbs Down

As 2010 nears its end, it's looking like a good candidate for hottest year ever. Maybe that will make an impression on the climate deniers preparing to take charge of various environmental committees in the House of Representatives, but I wouldn't bet on it. Sierra Daily previously reported on Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who promised to reconsider his support for energy-saving lightbulbs if only he could become chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Well Upton got his wish, and promptly turned around and named climate-change denier Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) as chair of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee. His position on the danger of global warming is that we're all cool: God promised Noah no more climate catastrophes. You can watch it here:


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