(EnviroNews Utah) – Demonstrators rallied together outside of the Sweet Library in the Avenues of Salt Lake City on Wednesday to send a loud and clear message: “We believe in science!”
The town-hall featuring freshman Republican congressman Chris Stewart drew the crowd of disgruntled citizens due in large part to his recent move to subpoena medical studies from the Environmental Protection Agency — a move that these protestors see as a ploy to weaken or disempower the agency.
Stewart, the newly elected Chair of the Congressional Environmental Subcommittee has drawn much criticism for being a “climate denier”, and for chastising the EPA’s “secret science”.
Dr. Brian Moench of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment used an analogy that equated points in a basketball game to international scientific agencies weighing in on climate change. The score he said, is 80 to zero — zero being the number of scientific agencies that have taken a climate denial position.
“If you bet on the team that is down 80 to zero with one minute left, then you would be classified as purely delusional.”
It is the general accepted position that 97% of the worlds scientific community acknowledges that man-caused global warming is real, and immanently dangerous.