Senator Bernie Sanders (S-VT): Climate skeptics are like Nazi “deniers”

The Senate’s self-proclaimed (and accurately described) Socialist lashes out at climate skeptics:

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is comparing climate change skeptics to those who disregarded the Nazi threat in America in the 1930s, adding a strident rhetorical shot to the already volatile debate over climate change.

“It reminds me of an event that took place in this country and around the world in the late 1930s,” said Sanders, perhaps the most liberal member of the Senate, during a Senate hearing Tuesday. “During that period of Nazism and fascism’s growth-a real danger to this country and democratic countries around the world- there were people in this country and in the British parliament who said ‘don’t worry! Hitler’s not real! It’ll disappear!”

Sanders’ Nazi comparison is sure to enrage Republicans who are already skeptical of the science behind climate change. But Sanders wasn’t the only one throwing bombs at a hearing that was ostensibly about the EPA’s fiscal 2011 budget. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), who has called global warming a “hoax,” is asking for an investigation into the science used in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the governing body on climate science.

Earlier in the hearing, Inhofe had chided Sanders: “I know the senator from Vermont wants so badly to believe that the science on climate change is settled but it’s not.”

Indeed. And he also apparently wants to blatantly ignore the mounting evidence that suggests that alot of the ‘facts’ and ‘data’ used to justify global warming alarmism and paranoia never were in fact ‘peer-reviewed’ and instead were based on papers and articles and ‘research’ done by individuals and groups who were and are already believers in the “man-made global warming” theory. So much for “settled science,” eh?

Talk about “deniers”? If there’s any group that deserves to be in that category it’s definitely the Bernie Sanders’ and Al Goracles and Kruggies of the world to whom inconvenient truths matter little (and we all know why).

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