Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said climate change is good because making the planet a little warmer means more time for crops to grow and more food.
Louie Gohmert argues that warming the earth is good for farmers
Gohmert: I’ve read where the experts said that if you have a choice between the temperature getting slightly warmer or slightly colder, you want warmer because if it’s getting slightly colder it means there’s less time for crops to grow. pic.twitter.com/1XMaFZzhhQ
-Acyn (@Acyn) November 2, 2021
Gohmert said on the floor of the Chamber: “I have Read where the experts said that if you have a choice between temperature getting slightly warmer or slightly colder, you want warmer because if it’s getting slightly colder, it means there is less time for crops to grow. Slightly warmer, not too hot, you have more time to grow crops. You have more food and fewer starving people. “
The planet is not a thermostat that we can raise a tick when it gets a little cold. A slight warming of the earth means extreme climate changes that destroy crops and agricultural land. It means more extreme storms, tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes, which have consequences such as fires and floods.
Gohmert is both a climate change denier and a supporter of domestic terrorists
One would like to believe that Gohmert was intentionally lying about the impact of global warming, but he has a deserved reputation as the dumbest person in Congress.
Representative Gohmert is a longtime climate change denier. He is a devoted supporter of both QAnon and the insurgency. Gohmert is a danger to both democracy and the planet.
Republicans are selling the destruction of the planet as a good thing, which is not surprising when you consider that the GOP now acts more like a terrorist cell than a political party.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His undergraduate work has focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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