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Ralph Hall

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

Quotes by Ralph Hall vs What the Science Says
"Dr. Holdren's testimony was that sea level would rise 12 feet"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Sea level rise is now increasing faster than predicted due to unexpectedly rapid ice melting.
"The leaked emails from the University of East Angeles [sic] Climate Research Unit in the November of 2009 revealed that the scientists most vocal about the effects humans were having on the climate...were not following accepted scientific practices."
31 March 2011 (Source)

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

"The Waxman-Markey climate change bill is a job killer that will hit every American with a national energy tax. [...] This tax could also cause families to pay more than $3,100 a year in extra energy costs in states that rely heavily on carbon-based energy to heat homes and power businesses. "
27 March 2011 (Source)

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

"Recent events have uncovered extensive evidence from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in England, which involved many researchers across the globe discussing the destruction, alteration and suppression of data that did not support global warming claims. Leaked email exchanges detail attempts to alter data that is the basis of climate modeling. These exchanges reveal actions that constitute a serious breach of scientific ethics."
27 March 2011 (Source)

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

"The authority for EPA’s action is grounded in the agency’s "endangerment finding," which is based on controversial scientific conclusions regarding the threat and impact of climate change."
24 January 2011 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

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