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Sun Aug 12, 2012, 03:07 AM

Meet Paul Ryan: Climate Denier, Conspiracy Theorist, Koch Acolyte

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is a virulent denier of climate science, with a voting record to match.

A favorite of the Koch brothers, Ryan has accused scientists of engaging in conspiracy to “intentionally mislead the public on the issue of climate change.” He has implied that snow invalidates global warming.

Ryan has voted to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse pollution, to eliminate White House climate advisers, to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture from preparing for climate disasters like the drought devastating his home state, and to eliminate the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E):

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Paul Ryan Argued Snow Invalidates Global Warming Policy. In the same anti-science, anti-scientist December 2009 op-ed, Ryan argued, “Unilateral economic restraint in the name of fighting global warming has been a tough sell in our communities, where much of the state is buried under snow.” Ryan’s line is especially disingenuous because he hasn’t been trying to sell climate action, he’s been spreading disinformation.


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/11/677051/meet-paul-ryan-climate-denier-conspiracy-theorist-koch-acolyte/

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Reply Meet Paul Ryan: Climate Denier, Conspiracy Theorist, Koch Acolyte (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 OP
Romnopoly Aug 2012 #1
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #2
longship Aug 2012 #3
Gabby Hayes Aug 2012 #4
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #5
Cooley Hurd Aug 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2012 #7

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 03:34 AM

1. With Ryan as his VP, Romney sells his soul

The following video was made before Romney picked Ryan as his VP, but now it rings even more true.

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Response to Romnopoly (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 03:40 AM

2. That is terrific, hadn't seen it!

Thanks so much for posting this and welcome to DU!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 04:47 AM

3. This guy's a nightmare!

He is so anti-science, I am dumbfounded.

He ought to be run out of DC on a rail.

I am shocked by his idiocy.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 05:23 AM

4. Sorry about that

I posted the same link before seeing yours. Can't see very well because of dense smog and cataracts from high UV. Hard to breathe because that last slice of water got lodged in my throat.

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Response to Gabby Hayes (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 05:58 AM

5. No worries, duplicates are okay in any forum except for LBN...

I recced yours, good article. Sorry you're having such a tough time, hope you feel better...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:38 AM

6. kick - awesome post!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 06:07 AM

7. Thank you!

Seems like this guy has it all - is for everything we're against.

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