Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day founder's Senate seat now held by non-entity

You can understand the depth of Wisconsin's forfeiture of environmental leadership by grasping that the US Senate seat formerly held by Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson has been occupied since January, 2011 by climate change denier Ron Johnson, previously the owner of a plastics packaging firm.
Ron Johnson, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg

Elected with Tea Party support and enticed to run for the Senate by a Fox News commentator's off-hand remark, Johnson has said that trying to fix climate change is "a fool's errand."

And before you say 'takes one to know one,' Johnson has also said climate activists with whom he disagreed are on an "environmental jihad" and are as bad as Stalin and other dictators.

He has also said the earth is not warming and that climate change is caused by sunspots.

Links to those remarks are in this summary item:
GOP Senator Compares Climate Change Activists To Stalin 
He said that science proves “the climate hasn’t warmed in quite a few years.” (Hint: He’s wrong.)

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