by Joe Romm Jul 17, 2015 12:48pm
CREDIT: AP PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took to Facebook on Tuesday to recast California’s worst drought in 1200 years as a “man-made water shortage” — not worsened by climate change, but by President Obama himself.
He also asserted that, in the midst of the historic Dust Bowl conditions, Americans still have a God-given right to green lawns.
Boehner, of course, famously said in May that he is “not qualified to debate the science over climate change.” That just affirmed what was clear from his bizarre 2009 assertion: “The idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical.”
But admitted scientific ignorance doesn’t slow the Speaker down. What has sparked his blinkered outrage this time is this photo he posted on Facebook: