The worst of midterm climate denial, in one infuriating video

Watch Republican candidates say anything and everything to avoid acknowledging the reality of climate change

By Lindsay Abrams
October 29, 2014 10:28PM (UTC)
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In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Just in time for the midterm elections, this video mash-up, compiled by the Republic Report's Lee Fang, has everything: Republican candidates denying the climate is changing at all; Republican candidates insisting that the climate's always been changing but that human activity plays no role in what's happening now; Republican candidates claiming that the science isn't settled and, of course, Republican candidates deferring questions by saying they're not scientists (or, in one case, by using scientific credentials to discount settled science).

Why is this so terrible to behold? Aside from the awfulness of seeing ideology trump science over and over, there's a good chance these people could take over the Senate, and some are poised to take over the chairmanship of key subcommittees; and while it's unclear whether or not they'll succeed, they're sure to try and derail the EPA's progress in passing climate measures.


Check out the mashup below, and please remember to vote:

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