Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Climate Denier Horror Movie

Hillary Clinton released a video on Monday mimicking a trailer for an old horror film — except instead of Frankenstein, the monsters were the Republican presidential candidates who deny that human-caused climate change is real.

Specifically, the video mocked candidates who have said “I’m not a scientist” when asked whether they accept the overwhelming scientific evidence that current global warming is primarily caused by carbon emissions.  Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Marco Rubio have all used the response, the video asserts.

The video then goes on to show clips of Republican candidates expressing doubt about climate science.  “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes,” Rubio says in the video.  “There hasn’t been a noticeable change in recent times,” Walker says.
Using the phrase “I’m not a scientist” to respond to questions about climate change has been popular among many Republican politicians, not just those running for president.  Climate scientists themselves have derided the tactic, noting that politicians are frequently presented with information curated by scientists to explain what’s going on with the climate.

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