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With the rise of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, it's become clear that every Republican candidate for the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" is a global warming denier. The League of Conservation Voters is rightly concerned, and they've launched an online campaign to poke fun at the Senate candidates and educate voters on the their positions. LCV President Gene Karpinski said:
"These candidates are full-fledged global warming deniers and in most cases, are backed by Big Oil and other corporate polluters. They in no way represent what voters really want: policies that transition the U.S. to a clean energy economy that gets Americans back to work and reduces dangerous global warming pollution."
The video features everyone's favorite climate change denier, Sarah Palin. In the humorous animation, Palin is re-imagined as the host of her own talk show on which she interviews Senate candidates about their climate positions.
LCV provides the following collection of the deniers' statements below:
Ron Johnson (Wisconsin): "I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's far more likely that it's just sunspot activity, or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate." (8/19/10)
Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire): [As reported by Foster's Daily Democrat] 'It was symbolic when the six Republican candidates for U.S. Senate stood up together side-by-side during a debate Wednesday. It resembled their positions on major issues. ... All said man-made global warming hasn't been proven.' (8/18/10)
Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania): "There is much debate in the scientific community as to the precise sources of global warming." (6/14/10)
Sharron Angle (Nevada): "I don't, however, buy into the whole ... man-caused global warming, man-caused climate change mantra of the left. I believe that there's not sound science to back that up." (5/26/10)
Carly Fiorina (California): [Asked "Is climate change real?"] "I'm not sure. I think we should have the confidence and courage to test the science." (3/18/10)
Ken Buck (Colorado): "I'll tell you, I have looked at global warming, now climate change, from both sides. While I think the earth is warming, I don't think that man-made causes are the primary factor." Buck said. "I am one of those people that Al Gore refers to as a skeptic." (3/10)
Roy Blunt (Missouri): "There isn't any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth." (4/29/09)
For more information on these and other Senate candidates, visit: http://www.lcv.org/flatearthers
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