May 30, 2014 6:11 pm -

The Republican Party is signaling to the world that it denies science. On a party line vote, the House passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia to prevent funds from going to the Defense Department to address how climate change affects national security. McKinley’s amendment reads:

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation’s Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis Under Executive Order

Think Progress adds:

In other words, the House just tried to write climate denial into the Defense Department’s budget. “The McKinley amendment would require the Defense Department to assume that the cost of carbon pollution is zero,” Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Bobby Rush (D-IL) said in a letter to their colleagues before the vote. “That’s science denial at its worst and it fails our moral obligation to our children and grandchildren.”


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  1. Maxx44 May 30th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I hope the rest of the world that is laughing at us realizes that it is the GOP that revels in wallowing in ignorance.

    • Dylan Bleier May 30th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      It’s called GLOBAL warming / climate change for a reason. I don’t think they should be laughing. We’re all getting screwed.

    • fahvel May 31st, 2014 at 3:24 am

      sadly the rest of the world sees it as an american thing and not only gop. How do we take the us seriously when it exports McDoodle all around the world – where it praises racism, where health care is a luxury and women have no rights except those allowed by men?

  2. Chinese Democracy May 30th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    New Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Deniers

  3. Jake May 30th, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Striking another blow for American Exceptionalism – exceptionally dumb that is.

  4. Shades May 30th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Can you imagine what people will be saying about the GOP in 40 years, after it died off? It will be the same as we now talk about birthers and 911 truthers. People will refuse to believe anyone could have been that stupid.

    • Billy Jackson May 30th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I can imagine it will be similar to what I think of when I read up on castles in the middle ages that didn’t have indoor plumbing.