Bernie Sanders promised to oppose Trump on a number of issues, but climate change was certainly near the top of that list. Now, Sanders has taken his defense of climate change to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, which tweeted out a link to a Breitbart News article that attacked global warming.
Breitbart, the former home of Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, argued in the piece that the data suggesting 2016 was the warmest year on record is just propaganda. James Delingpole, the writer of the piece, is not a scientist, and his claim is contradicted by NASA's climate data findings. Of course, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology oversees NASA, so it should probably know what NASA said. Sanders was quick to fire off a response that called the article into question, and added a bit of snark for good measure.
Several scientists bit back at the article, as well, and argued that it was both a dangerous thing to publicize, and just bad science.
Of course, Delingpole wasn’t fazed by these comments, and issued a statement of his own to USA Today, saying:
Sanders appears to have been especially irritated by the fact that the story was retweeted by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. If so, he’d better get used to it. As from next year, pretty much the entire U.S. government – both the presidential administration and Congress – is going to be in the hands of people who really don’t believe in the ‘man-made global warming’ scare story.
Welcome to the new normal.