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Anti-Science Lunacy of the Day: GOP Lawmaker Disproves Climate Change with a Thermometer

Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 11:26:32 am

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It's difficult to understand why anyone would ever get the impression that anti-science lunacy runs rampant in the Republican Party.

Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney (R) is accusing liberals, such as former Vice President Al Gore, of advancing "the greatest deception in the history of mankind" -- man-made climate change -- in a scheme to empower the executive branch and increase taxes.

"A specter is haunting America," Whitney, who is running for Congress in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District, warned in a campaign video released Wednesday. "It is perhaps the greatest deception in the history of mankind."

Mocking Gore's 2006 Academy Award-winning climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," Whitney claimed that the planet "has done nothing but get colder each year since the film's release."

"Quite inconveniently for Al Gore, and for the rest of the politicians who continue to advance this delusion, any 10-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man: a thermometer," Whitney said, citing record sea ice in the Antarctic sector.

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