Temperatures across the country have been dropping recently thanks to the polar vortex, which happens when a whirlwind of Arctic air spills southward. These cold temperatures have brought the climate change deniers out in full force. Instead of simply recognizing that it’s sometimes cold in winter, these deniers want you to believe that climate change isn’t real. They’re choosing to ignore NASA, the U.S. military, and the 97 percent of climate scientists that have said that climate change is real and humans are contributing to it.
The Washington Post pointed out in their coverage of the polar vortex that the “cold shouldn’t come as a shock, nor should it have anyone second-guessing the reality of climate warming.” But climate change deniers are doing just that. Entertainer Donald Trump, talk show host Rush Limbaugh, and Representative John Fleming are among those who have taken the recent cold weather as an opportunity to mock climate change and deny that it’s really happening.
This is just a small sample of the larger problem: there are more than 100 members of Congress who continue to deny climate change, and do the bidding of the big polluters who fill their campaign coffers.
LCV’s Senior Vice President of Campaigns, Navin Nayak, took on the climate change deniers on CNN’s Crossfire this week, and talked about our moral obligation to act:
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