Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): "Arrogant that we think as people that we can somehow change the climate."



According to the college paper The Purdue Exponent, Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, a Republican (was there any doubt?), said that man has nothing to do with climate change. He made that statement at a a town hall meeting in front of everyone. Out loud.

When he was asked if he supported federal subsidies for renewable energy, Rokita went straight for the ol' the-private-market-should-determine-that talking point, but "that he had to think of 'God’s green Earth.'”

After the town hall, Rokita said that the very idea that climate change could be caused by human beings was "arrogant":

I think it’s arrogant that we think as people that we can somehow change the climate of the whole earth when science is telling us that there’s a cycle to all this,” he said. “And that cycle was occurring before the industrial revolution and I suspect will occur way into the future.

However, a report to be released next month by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will say that scientists are 95 percent certain climate change is caused by humans.

duh I mean

This guy belongs on Fox.

Now we know why President Obama's campaign slogan was "forward," making it crystal clear to voters that he was moving in the opposite direction of the GOP.

H/t: TPM

  • labman57

    Yet another Republican buffoon attempting to show off his 4th grade science education.

    Similar sentiments were expressed by the naysayers back in the 1970's when the so-called "ozone hole" was discovered and determined to be the result of CFCs released into the atmosphere.

    At first, total denial that the problem existed by the corporate-sponsored, anti-environmentalists of the nation.Then, a concerted effort to discount the effects of human activity on the impacted atmosphere.Finally, these same self-serving folks espoused that nothing could be doneto reverse such a immense global environmental crisis.

    Forty years later, people have modified their behavior, refrigeration/heat-exchange technologies have been improved, and recent measurements have indicated that the thinning of the ozone layer of the stratosphere has been halted and has begun to be reversed, and nature's ability to further repair the damage will be increased as the relatively long-lived CFC particles become depleted from the stratosphere.

    Curious how history repeats itself when humanity fails to learn from previous mistakes.

  • RepublicanSwine

    Yeah ... Because nothing says 'Humility' like telling 1000's of Scientists from 100's of different fields That They're Wrong about Climate Change because you just "Believe" It's So.