Friday, November 14, 2014

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Robert Aderholt, Alabama's 4th Congressional District

Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text sourceThe Daily Mountain Eagle.
Climate change:  Don't place the cart ahead of the horse 

About that petition....

In fact, OISM signatories represent a tiny fraction (~0.3%) of all US science graduates (petition cards were only sent to individuals within the U.S).

According to figures from the US Department of Education Digest of Education Statistics: 2008, 10.6 million science graduates have gained qualifications consistent with the OISM polling criteria since the 1970-71 school year. 32,000 out of 10 million is not a very compelling figure, but a tiny minority - approximately 0.3 per cent.

"Scientists" is used very loosely, in other words.

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  1. Bradley Byrne (R).  Proposed an amendment that would have cut all FY 2015 funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  2. Martha Roby (R).   Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling and barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by Americans for Prosperity.
  3. Mike Rogers (R).   League of Conservation scorecard: 2013: 0%.  Lifetime (2003-): 9%.

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