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Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican who does not believe in man-made climate change, called for the public discourse on the topic to have more “tolerance” for those “different” viewpoints. “At the very least, I think it’s time for some tolerance in the public discourse regarding the many scientific viewpoints on climate change. Respect should be shown to those who have done the research and come to a different conclusion,” he said.
Wicker, R-Miss., was speaking at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on climate science. As The Hill reports, GOP lawmakers, including the eight members on the Environment and Public Works panel, have rejected the consensus that humans have contributed to climate change.
In response to President Obama’s speech on climate change earlier this month, Wicker decried Obama’s “assertions that global temperatures are on the rise – a notion challenged by scientists and scholars.”
“I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to rein in the Administration’s intrusive power grabs to push a radical climate agenda,” he added.
h/t Steve Benen.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.