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

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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

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