Todd Rokita (AP/Darron Cummings)

GOP Rep: It's "arrogant" to think humans caused climate change

Congressman Todd Rokita questions how people "can somehow change the climate of the whole earth"


Lindsay Abrams
August 26, 2013 10:02PM (UTC)

Another day, another quasi-ironic comment from a climate change denier.

At a town hall meeting Friday night, a college newspaper reports, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) said: “I think it’s arrogant that we think as people that we can somehow change the climate of the whole earth when science is telling us that there’s a cycle to all this. And that cycle was occurring before the industrial revolution and I suspect will occur way into the future.”

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The Huffington Post, which picked up the quote, adds that Rokita was one of the recipients of Organizing for Action's "Climate Denier Awards" earlier this month. Perhaps instead of a unicorn trophy, he would have benefitted more from a science textbook.


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