Remove Climate Change Denier From Environmental Committee

Target: House Science, Space and Technology Committee

Goal: Remove chairman who does not believe in global warming

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee has named a Congressman who denies global warming as the new chairman of the subcommittee responsible for climate change issues. Despite the fact that 97 percent of climate scientists believe that global warming is a real and imminent threat, Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) denies its effects. Ask the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to reconsider their decision and nominate a more qualified chairman.

Rep. Chris Stewart uses tactics that pander to peoples’ fears about the economy – when confronted with measures such as greenhouse gas reduction, he wrote to the Salt Lake Tribune, saying “What is the real threat? What are the economic impacts of those threats? And what are the economic impacts of those remedies? Some of the remedies are more expensive to our economy than the threat may turn out to be.”

Given that fact that the oil and gas industries were huge sources of funding for Stewart’s campaign to be elected to Congress, it is no surprise that he publicly denounces climate change. Hard evidence refutes Stewart’s headstrong approach — a federal report suggests that evidence is now more apparent and stronger than ever that the climate is rapidly changing. This change is noted to be primarily as a result of human activities, including the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

Stewart’s inability to recognize such an immediate threat to our nation is incorrigible. It is important that we nominate a chairman that has a realistic approach to the dangers of a rapidly changing climate. To have a chairman who doesn’t even believe in scientific evidence is dangerous and foolish. Urge the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to nominate a new chairman.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear House Science, Space and Technology Committee,

Recently you named a Congressman who denies global warming as the new chairman of your subcommittee that is responsible for climate change issues. Despite the fact that 97 percent of climate scientists assert that global warming is a real and imminent threat, Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) denies its effects.

Oil and gas industries were a huge source of funding for Rep. Stewart’s campaign for Congress. Given this information, it is no surprise that he publicly denounces climate change. In reality, hard evidence refutes Stewart’s headstrong approach — a federal report suggests that evidence is now more apparent and stronger than ever that the climate is rapidly changing. This change is noted to be primarily as a result of human activities, including the excessive burning of fossil fuels.

Please use a more realistic approach towards climate change. Nominate a Congressman who is qualified to deal with our rapidly changing climate.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Fritz Ahlefedlt via Wikimedia

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  1. Dennis Faulkner says:

    NOT SIGNED – global warming is far from a settled science – throughout history any scientists that have gone against the “mainstream opinion” have been cast out – this is not right!

    Read the book “A guide to reason – a cool look at global warming” – which talks about the science, and what is practical – what do you do IF global warming is happening?

    • I’m no climate scientist, but from what I’ve read, yeah, global warming IS a settled science. Picking out one book that denies it ignores the vast majority of climate scientists who agree global warming is a real threat, and that it’s conclusively man-made. Throughout history, “scientists” who went against the mainstream opinion of all other scientists were usually lone crackpots with an agenda or an over-inflated ego. Try not to find data that only agrees with your preconceived ideas; it’s the “scientific” thing to do.

    • say what you will Dennis but the majority of scientists do actually believe global warming is real. for an idea to even reach the level of being labelled a theory, that in it of itself shows that more scientists do believe in it than do not.
      humans do not have enough statistical data to prove this “theory” to be that of a reality.
      I assume though we will all have plenty of “proof” soon enough.

  2. Mr. Stewart is not the right man for this job. The right man for any job at this time will see what is happening and realize that the environment is in danger. We cannot wait and think that the climate will fix itself and all will be well with the world. For those who do not believe we have a problem I still would rather act now then wait and have to react.

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