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Lenar Whitney Thinks Global Warming Is Ploy to Raise Taxes

July 1, 2014

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Louisiana State Rep. Lenar Whitney, a Republican currently running for U.S. Congress, called climate change the "greatest deception in the history of mankind" as part of a plan for the administration to increase taxes.

In an ad for her congressional campaign released Wednesday, she called Al Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, a work of propaganda and said a 10-year-old could delegitimize his theory.

"Quite inconveniently for Al Gore, and for the rest of the politicians who continue to advance this delusion, any 10-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man: a thermometer," Whitney said.

Despite the below average temperatures North America saw last winter, scientist claim this too was a consequence of climate change.

Climate change remains a contentious issue despite an overwhelming majority of scientists saying that man-made climate change is real. President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules aimed at curbing carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

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Original headline: Lenar Whitney: Climate change is the biggest 'deception'


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