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The Murkowski Resolution Is A Political Assault On Science

By Brad Johnson on June 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

"The Murkowski Resolution Is A Political Assault On Science"

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The Senate is now debating Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) resolution to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific finding, mandated by the Supreme Court, that manmade greenhouse gases endanger the American public. This is nothing less than a crass political attempt to defuse an existential threat by pretending it does not exist. Industrial polluters have been promoting the idea that there is a global conspiracy by the world’s scientific organizations to deceive the public about the threat of global warming. Unfortunately, the threat of manmade climate change is all too real.

I have prepared this infographic to help remind people on whose side the Senators voting for Murkowski’s “Dirty Air Act” are (click to enlarge):

Senators like Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), and Ben Nelson (D-NE) are siding with radical polluter-fueled snake oil instead of the scientific institutions that provide the intellectual framework for modern civilization.

Update

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): “This resolution is not about the science of climate change.”

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV): “I don’t care about the Supreme Court. I don’t care about the EPA.”

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR): “We’re going to continue the Bush strategy of burying science.”

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