At an event in Harrisburg Pennsylvania late last month, Pennsylvanian Republican State Senator Scott Wagner spoke about the benefits of drilling for natural gas and also explained his opinions on the actual causes of climate change.
“There’s a huge difference between an active environmentalist and an environmental activist,” he said, according to NPR. “I love the outdoors, I grew up around the outdoors, I love fishing–I am in favor of drilling on state lands.”
“I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the earth moves closer to the sun every year–you know the rotation of the earth,” Wagner explained. “We’re moving closer to the sun.”
“We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off — things are changing, but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.”
Wagner, a U.S. State Senator, just blamed climate change on the warmth given off by human bodies.
IFLS pointed out that humans “are not capable of giving off so much heat that the entire planet is heating up 170 times faster than would naturally be expected.”
Wagner’s comments were reminiscent of Sen. Jim Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) attempt to disprove climate change by bringing a snowball into the Capitol and onto the Senate floor to show his colleagues how cold it was outside.