House Science Committee Tweets Climate Change Denial via Breitbart

House Science Committee Tweets Climate Change Denial via Breitbart December 2, 2016

Anti-science and climate change denial: Welcome to Trump’s America.

In a disappointing and frightening development, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology tweeted a climate change denying Breitbart News story Thursday afternoon.

(.@BreitbartNews: Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists)

The tweet linking to the bogus climate change denying Breitbart story has been widely condemned. For example, Rep. Don Beyer tweeted:

(This isn’t factual, it’s embarrassing, and Breitbart is not a credible news source. We need to bring *science* back to the Science Committee)

And Rep. Suzanne Bonamici tweeted:

(It’s the House SCIENCE Committee, not the climate change denial committee. Bring back the science!)

Senator Bernie Sanders issued a particularly potent rebuke via Twitter:

(Where’d you get your PhD? Trump University?)

For the record, the vast majority of scientists report climate change is real. In fact, global temperatures are increasing due to man-made greenhouse gases.

In a recently published study NASA notes that while there has been a temporary slowdown in the warming trend between 1998 and 2013, “global average surface temperature is still increasing.”

As for Breitbart, the infamous publication is partially responsible for the rise of Donald Trump, and leads the so-called “alt-right” movement – a pernicious mixture of racism, misogyny, white nationalism, and anti-science propaganda.

(Image via Twitter)
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