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Minnesota's Climate Change Deniers

Meet Minnesota's climate change deniers.
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Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN-02)

Climate change denier

"We're told climate change is weather extremes--very hot and very cold. Yeah, we used to call that summer & winter. Right now it's winter."

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03)

Climate change denier

When asked if he personally believed that human beings are contributing to global warming, Rep. Erik Paulsen said: "I'm not smart enough to know if that's true or not… I don't know if it's either way."


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Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06)

Climate change denier

"Biodiversity, diversity to me means you've got to look at both sides. You know what, the empirical evidence does not support this and the other reps that have talked. There is another side. Just because we make these chambers available to Will Steger and the crowd that wants to rely on Al Gore's climate porn doesn't mean that that's the way it is."

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Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07)

Climate change denier

"We've just had the biggest floods and coldest winters we've ever had. They're saying to us [that climate change is] going to be a big problem because it's going to be warmer than it usually is; my farmers are going to say that's a good thing since they'll be able to grow more corn."
[Wall Street Journal]

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