Remove Climate Change Denier from Parliamentary Committee

Target: Nicola Blackwood MP, Chair of the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

Goal: Endorse the removal of Graham Stringer from the science committee.

The U.K.’s top climate committee now includes a climate change denier and conspiracy theorist. Graham Stringer MP was appointed unopposed to the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, despite repeatedly denying evidence of global warming. Climate activists have condemned the decision, arguing Stringer will do little more than impede the committee’s work.

“You would think that a broad alignment with mainstream science would be a basic requirement for any MP sitting on the Science and Technology Committee,” Rebecca Newsom, senior political adviser at Greenpeace, told The Independent.

She warned Stringer could be “wasting valuable time having more discussions about whether climate change is real.”

Indeed, Stringer has a long history of doing exactly that. In 2014, he was one of just two MPs to vote against the committee’s decision to accept that humans are largely responsible for global warming. In 2009 and 2010, he was a prominent figure in the “Climategate” conspiracy, which centered around claims British scientists manipulated climate data.

However, it’s not just climate change that Stringer thinks is a hoax. In 2009, he claimed dyslexia is a conspiracy by “the education establishment” to cover up illiteracy rates.

If you don’t think this man should be anywhere near a science committee, then sign this petition calling for his removal.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Ms. Blackwood MP,

Your colleague, Graham Stringer MP, has no place on the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee. As a climate change denier, he has nothing to offer the committee except more wasted time. Indeed, he wasted the time of the British public in 2009 and 2010, when he was among the leading voices peddling the Climategate conspiracy. He also wasted the time of educators by claiming dyslexia is a conspiracy. Stringer has nothing to offer the committee, so we demand you endorse his removal.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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3 Comments

  1. Graham Stringer MP has no business serving on this Committee! He is a Climate Change Denier, and has nothing at all to offer. Please remove him Now

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    were being lied to and were sick of it

  3. Jeannette Allan says:

    Toss the Bl**dy blighter out !!

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