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Clinton Dings GOPers Who Say They Aren't Scientists: 'Go Talk To One'

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"The answer to that is, 'Go talk to one,'" Clinton said.

The former Secretary of State said that lawmakers need to stop letting politics get in the way of policy to address climate change, criticizing Republicans who "are under the thumb of the fossil fuel industry, and in particular the Koch brothers."

Republican lawmakers also argue that policies aimed at curbing coal pollution will hurt the American economy. Clinton on tuesday argued that attempts to address climate change will produce economic opportunities, such as investments in wind energy.