Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas): Stop his appointment to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
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21st Congressional District of Texas
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas): Stop his appointment to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

    1. john gutierrez
    2. Petition by

      john gutierrez

      Pasadena, CA

Rep Lamar Smith is a skeptic of man-made global warming. He said, "I'm really more fearful of freezing. And I don't have any science to prove that. But we have a lot of science that tells us they're not basing it [global warming] on real scientific facts."

There is, however, an overwhelming consensus within the scientific community that the planet is warming in large part because of human activity. How can the U.S. government put a man in charge of making smart and thoughtful decisions around science that not only impacts the U.S., but also the rest of world when he doesn't believe in facts?

“There is virtually unanimous consensus among the world’s scientists (98%) who work in the area that human beings are the major reason that this is so (the world’s average temperature rising),” writes Peter Raven from London (Peter Raven, co-inventor in 1964, along with biologist Paul R. Ehrlich, of the bedrock concept of co-evolution, and one of the world’s most widely known and respected senior scientists). “Because, just as first noted by the Swedish chemist Arrhenius in 1895, when you add more carbon dioxide or other co-called greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, you make it warmer.”

In addition, we should also remove all "science deniers" from the committee:

Ralph M. Hall, Texas
F. James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin
Dana Rohrabacher, California
Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland
Frank D. Lucas, Oklahoma
Judy Biggert, Illinois
W. Todd Akin, Missouri
Randy Neugebauer, Texas
Michael T. McCaul, Texas
Paul Broun, Georgia
Sandy Adams, Florida
Benjamin Quayle, Arizona
Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann, Tennessee
Scott Rigell, Virginia
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
Mo Brooks, Alabama
Andy Harris, M.D., Maryland
Randy Hultgren, Illinois
Chip Cravaack, Minnesota
Larry Bucshon, Indiana
Dan Benishek, Michigan

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), 21st Congressional District of Texas
Stop his appointment House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
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      john gutierrez
      Petition Organizer

      According to a study released late Tuesday (11/27/12) in Environmental Research Letters, the ocean is already rising faster than the most recent authoritative report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was projecting as recently as 2007.

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    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mark Wujek WINDSOR, CT
      • 9 months ago

      People that deny evidence that is peer reviewed and verified, over a fairytale in a holy book do not deserve, or are qualified to hold public office.

    • Robin Orliner GLENSIDE, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Lamar Smith, or any other politician who doesn't believe in man-made global warming, has no place in a decision-making position for something so important. This possibility can only be compared to suggesting that someone who's proud to be illiterate make decisions regarding reading programs in schools. The earth could be obliterated before he recognizes the seriousness of this problem and his ignorance about science.

    • Rob Bronsgeest THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      we should be carefull with those things which are trusted to us

    • Emma Lee Peacock HESPERIA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      facts should be dealt with not sidestepped by politicians we vote for

    • maria m wood DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
      • almost 2 years ago

      you have to be a dummy not to notice the warming up of the earth


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