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Jim Sensenbrenner

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Jim Sensenbrenner paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.

Quotes by Jim Sensenbrenner vs What the Science Says
"I am a leader in the fight against the national energy tax proposal some Congressional leaders are advocating. I call this bad idea “cap-and-tax” because of the damage it will do to jobs, manufacturing and our economy."
26 March 2011 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"we’ve actually had global cooling in the last ten years"
7 December 2009 (Source)

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

"The President’s science advisor, who is a former Harvard professor named Holdren, is involved in the email scandals and covering up the fact that data has been lost, the fact that contrary opinions to the global warming crowd has been squeezed out of scientific journals...Now this is an international conspiracy."
7 December 2009 (Source)

A number of investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.

"our rovers on Mars have indicated that there has been a slight warming in the atmosphere of Mars and that certainly was not caused by the internal combustion engine."
14 April 2009 (Source)

Mars is not warming globally.

"I personally believe that the solar flares are more responsible for climatic cycles than anything that human beings do"
14 April 2009 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"What the science says is that temperatures peaked out globally in 1998. So we’ve gone for 10 plus years where the temperatures have gone down."
14 April 2009 (Source)

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

"I think that the science is inconclusive on [man-made global warming]"
14 April 2009 (Source)

Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.

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