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Progressive group calls out GOP climate change deniers in video


A progressive political group is calling out some Republican lawmakers over their climate change denialism.

A video, released Wednesday by Americans United for Change, showcases footage of Republican politicians disputing the validity of scientific claims about global warming. Each lawmaker featured in the video is labeled “not a scientist” by the group.

Featured in the three-minute video are some familiar faces, including Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; and Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY.

Americans United for Change’s video also pointed to the overwhelming consensus among scientists that climate change is, in fact, real and that it is very likely being caused by humans. The group’s claim that 97% of scientists agree on the issue is also backed up in a report from NASA.

Jeremy Funk, a spokesman for Americans United for Change, said in a statement, “The GOP’s new talking point when challenged on climate change is ‘I’m no scientist,’ and yet they remain 100% certain … that 97% of the scientific community is pulling a fast one on us all for no explicable reason.”

Americans United for Change was formed in 2005, and its current president is former DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse.

Watch the video: