House Dems Blast Science Committee For Promoting Breitbart Climate Article

Bill Clark

After the House Science Committee's Twitter account on Thursday promoted a Breitbart News article claiming that global temperatures have dropped since the middle of this year, Democrats on the committee blasted Republicans for promoting the misleading story.

The article in question was written by climate change-denier James Delingpole, who claimed that El Niño drove temperatures up around the world only to have La Niña drive temperatures back down again. He cited another climate denier, David Rose, and argued that the past three years will be known as the "final death rattle of the global warming scare."

Democrats on the House Science Committe, including ranking member Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), quickly condemned committee Republicans' staff for promoting the Breitbart piece and blasted it as "fake news."

H/t Inside Climate's Zahra Hirji

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