Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Fake News Includes Climate Change

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on January 9, 2017

A good example of fake news appeared in Sunday’s New York Times. It’s a column headlined, “As Trump Denies Climate Change, These Kids Die.”

This may be a new high- or maybe a new low- for climate alarmists and their exaggerations.

Two facts: First, most severe and persistent droughts occurred decades ago, not recently. And second, there is little connection between climate change and extreme weather in general, according to numerus studies.

Climate alarmists tend to ignore scientific evidence and encourage media hype, and of course the liberal media are all too willing to go along.

Climate discussions should be based on good science, not politically correct science.