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Jul. 08, 2011

Climate change skepticism makes strange bedfellows

by Neil Wagner

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum to Glenn Beck on Fox News: “Drill everywhere…There is no such thing as global warming.”

See? Climate scientists sadly needed thousands of dedicated professionals and millions of worldwide tests & readings over the course of decades to determine anthropogenic climate change is real. But Rick Santorum’s strong scientific resume —MBA, J.D., time in the United States Senate — has led him to realize he knows more about global warming than the climatologists. He was kind enough to succinctly put it all in perspective in one short sentence.

Read more in the Huffington Post

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Interview: Katie Kline, Communications Officer at Ecological Society of America interviewed me via Skype for the ESA’s Ecotone blog. Read and hear it here.

Video: Bebbo and Kito were featured in one of Jim Parks’ terrific Today’s Green Minute episodes. See the video! Learn more about it.

About Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner's What on Earth? comic strip uses humor to discuss global warming.

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