Iowa's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Iowa's climate change deniers.

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Apr 26 2017, 3:57pm

Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA-01) 

Climate change denier

"Well, it's interesting. I can see why the average citizen is skeptical about this. I guess you can put me in that camp. I'm skeptical… We go from that, to now global warming, and that's been changed to climate change. I'm not a scientist, and I know most scientists' paychecks come from the federal government, and so right away that makes me a bit skeptical."
[Iowa Public Radio]

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Rep. David Young (R-IA-03) 

Climate change denier

"I've seen, like a lot of people, credible studies on both sides of this issue. I do know one thing for sure: We need to use sound science and not put this into a political science box. We need to make sure also that if this is going to be put through public policy, it needs to not be done unilaterally through this administration, through executive order, or by the EPA."
[Iowa Public Radio]

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA-04) 

Climate change denier

"Everything that might result from a warmer planet is always bad in (environmentalists') analysis. There will be more photosynthesis going on if the Earth gets warmer… And if sea levels go up 4 or 6 inches, I don't know if we'd know that."
[ThinkProgress]

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Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Climate change denier

"I don't know the science behind climate change. I can't say one way or another what is the direct impact, whether it's man-made or not… I do believe our climate is changing. But again, I'm not sure what the impact of man is upon that climate change."
[ThinkProgress]

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Climate change denier

"And so, not being a scientist, I don't know exactly where to say only those things that are really quantifiable, and temperature has risen. But the scientific aspect that I still reserving judgment on is the extent to which it's manmade or natural."
[Grist]

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