Let’s match Rep. Dana Rohrbacher versus warmist deity, the late Dr. Stephen Schneider of Stanford.
As the news hook for this match-up consider this Salon article. In “GOP climate deniers insist on remaining easy targets,” Salon writes:
The official Republican strategy is to challenge Obama’s new climate plan by emphasizing its cost in jobs, rising gas prices, and more jobs. Yet a small but vocal Congressional contingent remains insistent on denying the scientific evidence for global warming, Politico reports.
Take, for example, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) , who told Politico: “If anything, [CO2] helps people’s health by making plants grow and making more food available.”
This sort of statement is more or less standard fare from climate deniers. It’s also exactly what Dems are hoping for more of… [Emphasis added]
So compare Rohrbacher’s comment with the following September 2009 comment from Schneider:
There’s no such thing as a safe level [of CO2].
So which comment makes who the easier target?