Marjorie Taylor Greene cites ice age as proof humans are not contributing to climate change

 May 1, 2023

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is widely regarded as being one of her party's most outspoken members.

However, some of the GOP lawmaker's recent comments left observers feeling as though she had gone off the rails. 

Greene points to ice age as proof that people are not responsible for climate change

According to Yahoo! News, Greene pointed to the end of the ice age as proof that human beings are not responsible for fluctuations in global temperature.

"People are not affecting climate change," the Georgia congresswoman said during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill last week.

"You’re not going to tell me that back in the ice age, how much taxes did people pay, and how many changes did governments make to melt the ice? The climate is going to continue to change," she asked.

"And there is no reason to just open up our borders and allow everyone in and continue to funnel over $50 billion or however many billions of dollars or trillions of dollars to foreign countries all over the world simply because they don’t like the climate change," Greene continued.

Yahoo! News noted that this was not the first time that Greene has refenced the lack of ice age-era government spending, as she made similar remarks at an event in Georgia two years ago.

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"How much taxes and how much money did the people back in the ice age spend to warm up the Earth?" Greene demanded.

"I’ll tell you what the New Deal and our new infrastructure plan will do," she continued, adding, "It’s going to bring us down to net zero carbon emissions, right?"

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"So we’ve got to stop using oil and coal, right? Because that makes a lot of sense to a little girl named AOC from New York. You can’t even make this up," the congresswoman complained.

Still, Greene is far from being alone in condemning rules aimed at curbing carbon emissions, as West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has done so as well.

Fox New reported in March that Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that he would block President Joe Biden's Department of Interior (DOI) nominee over her history of climate activism.

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