GOP Rep.: Climate Change ‘Unproven’

February 16, 2014 11:46 a.m.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Sunday said that climate change is “unproven” during a debate with scientist Bill Nye on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“There is not consensus there,” she said about evidence of global warming. “What we need to be looking at is the way to achieve efficiencies.”

She also questioned Nye’s credentials.

“Neither he nor I are climate scientists. He’s an engineer and actor; I’m a member of Congress,” she said.

Nye argued that the U.S. needs to address climate change now.

“There is no debate in the scientific community. And I encourage the congresswoman to look at the facts,” he said on NBC. “The more we mess around with this denial, the less we’re going to get done.”

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