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

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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

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