GOP lawmaker clarifies climate change denial: Fine, Mars and Earth are not the same temperature

GOP lawmaker clarifies climate change denial: Fine, Mars and Earth are not the same temperature
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Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith (R) took some heat for claiming last week that climate change was a myth because the Earth and Mars are the same temperature. Smith has, understandably, now walked back that argument:

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In a July 2 hearing, Smith said he would not debate climate change, adding, "I'll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here."

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