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Newt Gingrich

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

Quotes by Newt Gingrich vs What the Science Says
"I don’t think we have conclusive proof that humans are at the center of [global warming]"
22 April 2008 (Source)

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

"I don’t think that we have conclusive proof of global warming."
22 April 2008 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"it does make you wonder sometimes, doesn’t it, how theoretical statisticians in the middle of the largest snowstorm in New York City’s history could stand there and say, ‘I don’t care what it’s doing. It’s going to get very hot soon.’"
16 January 1996 (Source)
Warming leads to increased evaporation and precipitation, which falls as increased snow in winter.
"[carbon pricing is] devastatingly threatening to most American pocketbooks and jobs"
5 September 1992 (Source)

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

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