Thanks to John Oliver of Last Week Tonight for unearthing Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s ridiculous position on climate change.
The good news?
Candidate Wagner believes climate change is happening (I think.)
The bad news?
That the United States need not worry about greenhouse gas emissions because climate change has more to do with people and the sun:
“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,” he said. “We’re moving closer to the sun.”
Wagner went on: “We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.”
This is not normal.
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