The Top 8 - Who do you think is the WORST Climate Crisis Denier of 2012?
Senator James Inhofe (R), Oklahoma
Senator Inhofe has said: "The claim that global warming is caused by manmade emissions is simply untrue and not based on sound science. With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that manmade global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? It sure sounds like it."
Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential nominee
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stated: my view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us. Romney bashes the EPA, insisting that it had no business regulating greenhouse gas emissions (even though the Supreme Court told it to). "I exhale carbon dioxide," Romney said. "I don't want those guys following me around with a meter to see if I'm breathing too hard."
Edek Choros, CEO Ambre Energy
Edek Choros founded Ambre Energy in June 2005 and has been its Managing Director and CEO since. With over 20 years of geological and engineering experience - he boasts his ability to identify and develop new ways to extract, transport, and profit from the burning of dirty coal – the chief culprit of global warming pollution.
James E. Rogers: Chairman, President, & CEO, Duke Energy
Duke Energy is one of many energy giants that provides millions of dollars for the propaganda group American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) which claims that, its "coal-based generating fleet is 70 percent cleaner than before."
The fact is: The coal industry has yet to implement technology to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main cause of global warming.
David Koch: Koch Industries
David Koch leads Koch Industries, one of the top ten polluters in the United States -- which perhaps explains why the David Koch along with his brother Charles have given $60 million to climate denial groups between 1997 and 2010. The Kochs are major funders of organizations that create propaganda which denies the reality of climate change. David Koch expressed doubts to the New Yorker magazine last year that climate change is caused by human activity. He also extolled the benefits of climate change, if it happens, stating that it would result in longer growing seasons in colder climates. “The Earth will be able to support enormously more people because far greater land area will be available to produce food," he said.
Glenn Beck, Radio Host
Glenn Beck for years has been repeating the popular refrain among his conservative buddies that global warming is “the biggest scam in history". He took climate change denial to an entirely different level of extreme however when he stated: “Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization and you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. That's what Al Gore, the U.N., and everybody on the global warming bandwagon [are doing]."
Representative Joe Barton (R), Texas
Known as “Smokey Joe" for his opposition to the Clean Air Act and his efforts on behalf of polluters, Texas Representative Joe Barton famously argued against wind power because harnessing the wind would “slow the winds down," effectively causing “the temperature to go up." That doesn't mean he supports efforts to fight global warming however, which he calls “a triumph over good sense and science." Climate change is natural, he says, and in response, we should just “get shade”.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R), Minnesota
Michele Bachmann thinks global warming is orchestrated by greedy environmentalists and scientists who want more grant money. “The big thing we are working on now is the global warming hoax," she told Minnesota Public Radio. "It's all voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax." She also once told Rep. Nancy Pelosi that she might as well give up the fight against climate change, because Jesus has this thing covered.