Climate change deniers, including New Mexico’s Steve Pearce, have said some ridiculous things in the past, making excuses for why they don’t believe in climate change that would be funny if the issue wasn’t so serious. There are currently 135 climate change deniers in Congress—that we know about—including, of course, New Mexico’s 2nd CD Congressman Steve Pearce. If you want a sense of why Congress has failed to take meaningful action to combat climate change, that number speaks volumes.
The scientific community has reached a level of consensus that you don’t often see regarding the reality of climate change and its consequences. NASA and the national academy of sciences of every major country in the world have all said that climate change is real—and manmade.
That’s not reflected in our leadership in Washington. And it starts at the top in the House of Representatives. Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Congressman Steve Pearce and nearly every member of House Republican leadership continue to insist there’s no problem.
According to Politico, Steve Pearce is among the leaders of the climate denier pack, “I think we ought to take a look at whatever the group is that measures all this, the IPCC, they don’t even believe the crap,” Steve Pearce said in Artesia, NM. “They’re the ones who say in the e-mails we’ve got to worry about this, keep these voices quiet. If they don’t believe it, why should the rest of be penalized in our standard of living for something that can’t be validated?”
To call out elected officials who have decided to turn their back on hard scientific evidence, Organizing For Action (OFA) volunteers have already been tweeting at their members of Congress this week, telling them that #ScienceSaysSo on climate change reality. Now they’re taking it to the next level, serving ridiculousness for ridiculousness.