Saturday, November 20, 2010

Defeated Republican Congressman Slams Climate Change Deniers In His Own Party

South Carolina's Bob Inglis lost his party's nomination to a Tea Bagger and he's now packing up to get out of Washington.  But he's taking time on his way out to slam the climate change denialists in the Republican ranks and to warn climate scientists of what they're facing over the next two years.

Unburdened by the prospect of another campaign, Inglis, in this final hearing, spared no scorn for climate change deniers in his own party and beyond, suggesting that they continue to ignore global warming at their own peril. "I would also suggest to my free enterprise colleagues – especially conservatives here—whether you think it's all a bunch of hooey, what we've talked about in this committee, the Chinese don't," the South Carolina Republican said in his opening remarks. "And they plan on eating our lunch in this next century."

" There are people who make a lot of money on talk radio and talk TV saying a lot of things. They slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night, and they're experts on climate change. They substitute their judgment for people who have Ph.D.s and work tirelessly."

 " I'd encourage scientists who are listening out there to get ready for the hearings that are coming up in the next Congress. Those will be difficult hearings for climate scientists. But, I would encourage you to welcome those as fabulous opportunities to teach. Don't come here defensively."


Mark @ Israel said...

I think Bob Inglish is trying to prove that even if he lost the elections, he still can do something. However, it is just sad that many people do not believe him. Who knows, what he might be saying will indeed come true. Climate change is a reality we need to face sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

These buggers know full well that we are in trouble regarding the environment. They travel to countries like China where climate change is at its best and they know it. They just do not want to deal with it leaving it to the people coming after them. They are making money hand over fist while the going is good. Deniers are a bunch of greedy lazy people who pray to God for's a great way to shurk their responsibilities. When CO2 is heavy enough and people begin having problems breathing then is when they will open their mouths. If they think they can escape it then they are more stupid than we presently think.