2016-03-08. A third of Congress members are climate change deniers.

posted Mar 13, 2016, 5:22 PM by Alan Gould
By Katie Herzog, Grist. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: ...The Center for American Progress Action Fund found that there are 182 climate deniers in the current Congress: 144 in the House and 38 in the Senate. That means more than six in 10 Americans are represented by people who think that climate change is a big ‘ol liberal hoax — including some leaders at the highest levels of government... And those are just the members of Congress who are out-and-out deniers, so it doesn’t include the many more who kinda sorta admit that something might be going on with the climate but still don’t want to do anything about it. ...Not surprisingly, many of these same climate deniers have been handsomely rewarded by the fossil fuel industry....  http://grist.org/climate-energy/surprise-a-third-of-congress-members-are-climate-change-deniers/