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State Sen. Brandon Smith: Mars and Earth Have Same Temperature (Video)

By    |   Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 07:13 AM

State Sen. Brandon Smith and state Rep. Kevin Sinnette of the Kentucky legislature have some curious theories about so-called climate change, involving both Mars and dinosaurs.

WFPL Louisville reported that the comments came during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment earlier this month. Though Smith and Sinnette did their best to attack the EPA's new carbon regulations, they ended up issuing a few head-scratchers instead.

"I don't want to get into the debate about climate change," began Smith, a Republican from Hazard, "but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I'm aware of."

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Unfortunately for Smith, who owns a coal company, a quick Google search reveals that the average temperature on Mars is -81 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature on Earth? About 57 degrees.

Next up was Rep. Sinnette, a Democrat representing Ashland, who seemed to have his own pet theory about dinosaurs and climate change, one that was hard to make heads or tails of.

"The dinosaurs died, and we don't know why, but the world adjusted, and to say that this is what's going to cause detriment to people, I just don't think it's out there," said Sinnette, according to The Raw Story.

Before the meeting closed, one rep, Stan Lee, R-Fayette County, managed to eke out some factual data.

Referencing the global warming hiatus described in the U.N.'s latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, he stated, "All this stems — this carbon capture, all this other stuff — it stems back to a scare, generated years ago about global warming. Finally it turned out there hasn’t been global warming in 15 or 20 years, then they changed the name to climate change."




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State Sen. Brandon Smith and state Rep. Kevin Sinnette of the Kentucky legislature have some curious theories about so-called climate change, involving both Mars and dinosaurs.
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