Here is a quote from one of the more left wing vocal voices, someone calling himself Joe Koyote, in a comment on a Sierra Foothills Report post on an article by Bill McKibben: Trump’s reckless climate decision.
McClintock, La Malfa, trump, and all of the rest of the climate deniers in government are stupid beyond belief. They have not evolved enough to see past the dollar sign. . .
First off, the Koyote does not provide any evidence that Congressman McClintock or Congressman LaMalfa are on the fossil fuel payroll. Just an irrational claim often made by the left without any evidence. Anyone that does not agree with their view of climate change must be paid by some oil company. This is easy for them to assume, as they are often the paid lackeys of some environmentalist foundation, like Bill McKibben.
Consider this from the Financial Post in 2013:
Nothing influences President Barack Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline quite like the protests against it, led by Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, and his organization, called 350.org. On Wednesday, 350.org and the Sierra Club participated in an anti-Keystone protest at the White House and this Sunday they are holding another one on Capital Hill. They expect 20,000 people from across the United States.
350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign run by staff earning six-digit salaries.
More than half of the US$10-million came from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, where McKibben, a trustee, was paid US$25,000 per year (2001-09). Since 2007, the Rockefellers have paid US$4-million towards 1Sky and 350.org, tax returns say. The Schumann Center provided US$1.5-million to McKibben’s three campaigns as well as US$2.7-million to fund the Environmental Journalism Program at Middlebury College, in Vermont, where McKibben is on staff.
Secondly, I have been sending both McClintocks and LaMalfa staff peer reviews papers that explain the real science of climate change. Papers which I hope fuels the Congressmen’s skepticism of anthropogenic global warming. Graphic examples of the information sent are shown below:
The Supercomputer Models reference by McKibben do not reflect the real world data:
And, this graphic showing there is not a rapid increase in sea level rise since the melting of the last ice age. At the current rate, the sea will rise about half of foot in 100 years.
I have also sent them polling information showing them that the general population lists climate change or global warming last out of the top twenty issues that concern them.
If their constituents are not concerned, then the Congressmen should not be either.