Reminder: America will keep voting for climate deniers in the GOP until something happens that personally affects them to the extent that it makes them stop doing that. Behold, failed vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a "serious policy wonk" who also happens to be a clueless lump on climate change.
The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame, Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Monday during a debate against his Democratic challenger.
Ryan, favored to win re-election to his seat representing GOP-leaning southern Wisconsin, faced off against businessman Rob Zerban for an hourlong forum that touched on world events, domestic politics and the economy. One of the sharpest differences came when the moderator asked each candidate if he thought human activity is to blame for changes to the planet's climate.
"I don't know the answer to that question," Ryan said. "I don't think science does, either."
Ryan also said efforts to combat climate change are costly and unproven, a popular position among the Republican base he will need should he seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016.
Actually, an overwhelming majority of scientists do know that man is contributing to global warming and that most of the pollution is coming from sources related to the energy industry. You know, the same industry which has bought the GOP and clowns like Paul Ryan, and is busy sowing discord and misinformation like their business model depends on it.
Because it does. But the people of Wisconsin will keep electing Paul Ryan to office until something stops them.