Says, John Shimkus.
Ah. This is where it gets a little worrying. He's. Well. He's the US Congressman who's running for the Chairman's position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. If he wins, he's the most powerful man in the world on environmental matters, because he can block anything Obama proposes, and can try to repeal the pathetic environmental laws already in place in the USA (by far the biggest polluter on earth per capita).
Shimkus has also called an energy bill incorporating cap and trade measures for carbon emissions as the "largest assault on democracy and freedom in this country that I've ever experienced." His position on carbon emissions includes the belief that reducing carbon dioxide will be detrimental for plant life.
In a way, he's actually an improvement on most Christian Republican loons. Many of those who are actually persuaded that global warming is happening (a minority) think that climate change is part of the End Times and shouldn't be prevented: it's God's will.
I think I'll go back to bed. For ever.