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How many of the Energy Committee Republicans stood against the Amendments, today -- simply stating that Climate Change exists ?

-- Short answer -- ALL OF THEM!    


House Republicans reject climate change science
by Lucy Madison, cbsnews.com -- March 16, 2011

All 31 Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee declined on Tuesday to vote in favor of a series of amendments acknowledging the scientific consensus around climate change.

The three amendments were attached to a bill aiming to curb the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate greenhouse gasses. They posited that "Congress accepts the scientific finding ... that 'warming of the climate system is unequivocal'"; that the scientific evidence regarding climate change "is compelling"; and that "human-caused climate change is a threat to public health and welfare."

The committee passed the measure, but voted down the amendments, with 30 of the 31 Republicans voting against them and one - Marsha Blackburn, of Tennessee - declining to vote either way. Democrats unanimously voted in favor of the amendments.


Apparently the GOP Bottleheads -- Don't need no Stinkin' Science!


Neither do those Polar Bears, either ...


It not like the GOP doesn't have their reasons for being Anti-Progress ... for being Anti-Science.

You see they voted down the 3 pro-science Amendments -- on the grounds of "rejecting fuzzy science"!

(Even though NONE of those pro-science Amendments -- would have changed their main objective -- that of defanging the EPA from actually regulating any of those "fuzzy" Climate Change gases.)


House GOP rejects amendments that say climate change is real
By Andrew Restuccia, thehill.com - 03/15/11

The amendment failed on a party-line vote of 20-31. No Republicans voted for the amendment.

The amendment says that "Congress accepts the scientific finding of the Environmental Protection Agency that 'warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global average sea level.'"

"This finding is so obviously correct that there should be no need to offer the amendment," Waxman said.
[...]

House Republicans also rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) Tuesday that called on Congress to accept the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring in large part due to human activity.
[...]

DeGette's amendment says “’the scientific evidence is compelling’ that elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases resulting from anthropogenic emissions ‘are the root cause of recently observed climate change.’”

“I would urge my colleagues to support this amendment and reject any kind of fuzzy science,” DeGette said.

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) offered a third amendment that says human-caused climate change is a threat to public health and welfare. That amendment also failed on a party-line vote of 21-31.


Well Discover Magazine and Rep. Markey were quick to see the irony of all the GOP Anti-Science Rhetoric ... as they tried to make the most of a truly tragic situation:


Next up for Congress: repeal the law of gravity
Discover Magazine -- 2011/03/15

Today, House Republicans made it clear just how antiscience they are (as if we didn’t know already): they voted down a simple amendment declaring the reality of climate change. Not that it was human-caused, or dangerous, just that it existed. Which it does.

The amendment was presented by Henry Waxman (D-CA) to the Energy and Commerce Committee. All the Democrats voted for it, all the Republicans voted against it.
[...]

Rep. Markey in E&C Hearing asks GOP if they plan to legislate against Gravity, Relativity
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Representative Markey gave this short speech at a meeting of the Energy and Power subcommittee (part of the Energy and Commerce committee) on March 10.

Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to a bill that overturns the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

However, I won’t rise physically, because I’m worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating around the room.

I won’t call for the sunlight of additional hearings, for fear that Republicans might excommunicate the finding that the Earth revolves around the sun.
[...]
Arbitrary rejection of scientific fact will not cause us to rise from our seats today. But with this bill, pollution levels will rise. Oil imports will rise. Temperatures will rise.

And with that, I yield back the balance of my time. That is, unless a rejection of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity is somewhere in the chair’s amendment pile.


While the GOP is busily rolling back Progress to that good ole Industrial Age ...

Perhaps they'd like to get rid of Catalytic Converters, Smokestack Scrubbers, Fleet Vehicle MPG Standards, too?   Why stop at Climate Change?


Shoot, while they're at it -- Why Don't they roll-back the "Cancer-danger caused by Cigarette Smoking" ???


They should feel right "at home" if they did ...

The Seven Dwarves: I believe that nicotine is not addictive

http://www.youtube.com/...


Right at home with their Anti-Science, Corporate cohorts, that is.   No Science degree required.  


Science?  that's one of those Liberal Agenda items ... right up there with NPR, and Unions, and Social Security.   Right up there with "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit ..."  

... or so I've heard, somewhere on winger radio ... Science?  Who Needs it!?




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