Rep. Steve Stockman, the guy who named a climate denial movement after himself.
Retiring Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is on his way out, but it looks like he's making one last swat at cementing a little Congressional recognition for himself with a climate denial bill.
Stockman, a Republican, has been a fairly ardent denier of all things climate change for a while now. Just last month he made a bit of a splash when he started questioning John Holdren, presidential science and space adviser, about why global wobbling wasn't included in models on climate change. "I mean think about it, if your ice cube melts in your glass it doesn't overflow, it's displacement," Stockman said. "This is the thing, some of the things they're talking about, mathematically and scientifically don't make sense." The Daily Show had a lot of fun with that one.
And now Stockman is trying to get a little Congressional recognition for one of his own theories about climate change, namely that actual climate change is a myth and whatever is going on with the weather these days might be caused by magnets. (To be fair, messing with climate denial stuff probably beats pondering how longtime Sen. John Cornyn trounced him in the primaries a while back, or worrying over how he and three aides were subpoenaed by a federal grand jury for some sort of criminal investigation, according to the Associated Press.)More »