Blunt vows a freeze on global warming fight

While the country cooks under a heat wave, the House majority whip drops some icy attitude on global warming.

Published August 2, 2006 10:02PM (EDT)

As much of the country continued to fry under triple-digit temperatures Wednesday, including citizens of the Midwest, one prominent Missourian dropped some icy attitude on the issue of global warming. Citing the publication Energy and Environment Daily, Judd Legum of Think Progress shares the bright news that House Majority Whip Roy Blunt has vowed to put a stop to any action on global warming for the entire 110th Congress if Republicans remain in control after the November elections. I think the information is not adequate yet for us to do anything meaningful, Blunt said. Legum reminds him that "thousands of scientists have agreed that global warming is real, humans are responsible for much of it and, unless steps are taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there will be extremely serious consequences."

By Mark Follman

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