I haven’t had a Pennsylvania politician post for a while. But oh this one deserves it in spades. Scott Wagner, a Republican (what else?) state representative from the district to the south of me, has said the following about climate change:
I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year–you know the rotation of the earth. We’re moving closer to the sun.” [WITF-FM, Harrisburg, 3/28/17]
And not satisfied with this, he also said:
“We have more people…you know, humans have warm bodies. So, is heat coming off?”
No, despite the date, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.
Keystone Progress is looking to send this pathetically ignorant man to school to learn the basics about reality. Hmmm, I wonder if I still have college books for astronomy, meteorology, geology, etc. If so, someone’s getting a package! Indeed this man is a great example of the Dunning-Kruger effect, as is that clown Trump.
This is why everyone who can should attend the March for Science, write your legislators, and always *always* counter the ignorance and outright lies of those who would try to ignore science in favor of their ignorant ideology. No one has the right to take away the ability of people to make an informed decision.