Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is the second-highest ranking member of the House energy committee. This is a key committee evaluating the dangers of, and alternatives to, fossil fuels.
And yet, in a documentary about to be released by the BBC, Blackburn was asked what scientific evidence would persuade her that climate change was a threat. She replied “I don’t think you will see me being persuaded.” She also claimed that the earth had cooled in the last 13 years by a degree F, which is nonsense. Finally, when asked if she accepts the theory of evolution she said “No I do not.”
Upton Sinclair famously said “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Funny, I guess I thought Blackburn’s salary was coming from the American people, but I must be mistaken.