"It kind of reminds…I could use the Third Reich, the big lie. You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's [environmentalists'] strategy."
—Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe / The Tulsa World / July 2006
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"The idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world—you know when they do what they do—you've got more carbon dioxide."
—Speaker of the House John Boehner / ABC’s This Week / April 2010
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“We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows?”
California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher / Congressional hearing on climate change / February 2007
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"I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It's not proven by any stretch of the imagination. It's far more likely that it's just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time."
—Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / August 2010
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"So whether it’s the Chinese seeding clouds,whether it’s some of the industrialized nations in the world trying to get together for cap-and-trade to try to reduce the CO2 emissions.—you know, this might be the modern version of the rain dance.”
—Iowa Congressman Steve King / Iowa town hall meeting / August 2010