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LCV Launches Animated Video Highlighting GOP Senate Candidates Climate Denial


Spoof Talk Show Features Sarah Palin as Host


WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, launched an online campaign that includes a web video and targeted online advertising, highlighting the rampant denial of settled climate science among Republican Senate candidates running as challengers or in open seat races this election cycle. View the video here:


“These candidates are full-fledged global warming deniers and in most cases, are backed by Big Oil and other corporate polluters,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski.  “They in no way represent what voters really want: policies that transition the U.S. to a clean energy economy that gets Americans back to work and reduces dangerous global warming pollution.”


The animated video is headlined by a proud Sarah Palin who runs through the list of some of the climate denying candidates with glee on her talk show “Tea Time with Sarah Palin”. Featured candidates include Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson, Colorado’s Ken Buck, California’s Carly Fiorina and more. The video is part of a new website,, which provides more information on the extreme views of these and other Republican Senate candidates.


“The November elections are just six weeks away. If candidates like these are allowed to replace climate champions in November, we will feel more than just the loss of a few elected officials,” said Karpinski. “We will lose out on a clean energy future that creates jobs, increases our national security and protects the planet for future generations.”


Read more about these “Flat Earthers” and check out the video at A sampling of the deniers’ statements is below:


·         Ron Johnson (Wisconsin): “I absolutely do not believe that the science of man-caused climate change is proven. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's far more likely that it's just sunspot activity, or something just in the geologic eons of time where we have changes in the climate.” (8/19/10)


·         Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire): [As reported by Foster’s Daily Democrat] ‘It was symbolic when the six Republican candidates for U.S. Senate stood up together side-by-side during a debate Wednesday. It resembled their positions on major issues. … All said man-made global warming hasn't been proven.’ (8/18/10)


·         Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania): “There is much debate in the scientific community as to the precise sources of global warming.” (6/14/10)


·         Sharron Angle (Nevada): “I don't, however, buy into the whole ... man-caused global warming, man-caused climate change mantra of the left. I believe that there's not sound science to back that up.” (5/26/10)


·         Carly Fiorina (California): [Asked “Is climate change real?”] “I’m not sure. I think we should have the confidence and courage to test the science.” (3/18/10)


·         Ken Buck (Colorado): “I'll tell you, I have looked at global warming, now climate change, from both sides. While I think the earth is warming, I don't think that man-made causes are the primary factor.” Buck said. “I am one of those people that Al Gore refers to as a skeptic.” (3/10)


·         Roy Blunt (Missouri): “There isn’t any real science to say we are altering the climate path of the earth.” (4/29/09)


For additional information on these and other Republican Senate candidates, visit:

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