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Michele Bachmann

The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Michele Bachmann paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.


Quotes by Michele Bachmann vs What the Science Says
"the science indicates that human activity is not the cause of all this global warming. And that in fact, nature is the cause, with solar flares, etc."
3 May 2009 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth. It is a part of the regular lifecycle of Earth. In fact, life on planet Earth can’t even exist without carbon dioxide. So necessary is it to human life, to animal life, to plant life, to the oceans, to the vegetation that’s on the Earth, to the, to the fowl that — that flies in the air, we need to have carbon dioxide as part of the fundamental lifecycle of Earth."
24 April 2009 (Source)

The effects of enhanced CO2 on terrestrial plants are variable and complex and dependent on numerous factors

"Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful, but there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas… It is a harmless gas"
24 April 2009 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"The tax cap and trade system for limiting emissions is just another tax on businesses."
17 March 2008 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.



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