The failure of Republicans and conservatives in the information war is perfectly illustrated by how the political left is able to be so skilled at spreading lies and misinformation. One of my personal favorties is the claim that 97 percent of scientists agree that man-made global warming is backed up by the data. We’ve linked on this previously here, here, and here.
That lie came up at a recent hearing in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing (see the video below). Natalie Johnson wrote about it at The Daily Signal:
Sen. Ted Cruz’s questioning of Sierra Club President Aaron Mair turned contentious Tuesday, then went viral when the Texas Republican posted the nearly 10-minute exchange.
Cruz repeatedly pressed Mair to address satellite data that found an 18-year pause in global warming, countering the Sierra Club’s claim of a warming trend. He asked the green group to retract its assertion that the “planet is cooking” in light of scientific evidence suggesting the opposite.
Mair stonewalled the question each time, answering only that his group supports the “97 percent of scientists that say the exact opposite.”
“So if the data are contrary to your testimony, would the Sierra Club issue a retraction?” Cruz asked.
Read more: The Daily Signal