John Shimkus: Only God can change climate

Congressman John Shimkus (Rep-Illinois) is lobbying for the Chair in the House Energy and Commerce Committee partly on the basis of an argument that the actual “educated” guessers in the science community have no business telling him or his government whether human activity is hastening climate change.

The very idea that humankind is capable of changing the climate is “arrogant,” Shimkus says. Given the numerous instances in which human impact on climate has already been proved - through the effects of such things as deforestation or the lofting of so many aerosols into the air that it actually cools the planet (as we did in North America before the 1970s Republicans brought us the EPA) - you have to wonder how fiercely, how absolutely religiously determined Shimkus is to ignore evidence. Here’s a great taste from KTVI in St. Louis.



I just could not watch again this misguided bigot utter his crass opinion, the first time was painful enough.

There should be an annual ‘Stupid it Burns’ award.

Perhaps special categories for politicians, media pundits, FFF (fossil fuel funded - F-cubed if you like) obfuscating scientists, and one for amateur deniers so as not to exclude such as TVMOB.

I think that the real issue here is that he is still spouting Climategate nonsense and talking about 4000ppm when the dinosaurs walked the earth. I am beginning to think that maybe this temporary triumph of tea, oil & denialism may be the end of the beginning for action on climate change in the US & Canada. Today’s highlight for me was hearing about Google’s investment in wind power infrastructure. We may have Baird back in the chair at Environment Canada, but even Baird can’t shout down Google.

to Cancun along with Roy Spencer according to this bull filled piece:

Dr. Roy Spencer & Lord Christopher Monckton to Challenge Climate Orthodoxy at Cancun UN Conference Available for Radio and All Media–lord-christopher-monckton-to-challenge-climate-orthodoxy-at-cancun-un-conference-available-for-radio-and-all-media-110375594.html