Republican climate change denier tries to blame rising sea levels on rocks falling into the ocean

Republican climate change denier tries to blame rising sea levels on rocks falling into the ocean

Climate change deniers have shown that they are willing to go to any lengths to show why the world isn't getting hotter.

In the past, Donald Trump has seen his theories shut down, while there are also numerous images you can show to someone to illustrate the devastation of global warming.

The latest person to join the nay-sayers is the Republican congressman Mo Brooks.

Brooks represents Alabama's fifth district and - during a recent House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing - said some pretty strange things about sea levels.

When asking questions to Philip Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Centre in Massachusetts, he asked whether rising sea levels are the results of eroding rocks and soil and nothing to do with humans whatsoever:

What about erosion?

Every single year that we're on Earth, you have huge tons of silt deposited by the Mississippi River, by the Amazon River, by the Nile...and every time you have that soil or rock or whatever it is that is deposited into the seas, that forces the sea levels to rise, because now you've got less space in the oceans, because the bottom is moving up. 

He then went on to ask Duffy how much ice there is in the Antarctic. Literally.

Throughout the entire speech, Duffy remained nonplussed and gave half-hearted answers saying things like:

I'm pretty sure that on human timescales, those are minuscule effects.

You can Brooks full speech in the video from CNN below.

Furthermore, research from The Washington Post has shown that you would need to drop a ball of dirt that is 8 miles in diameter into the world's oceans every year in order to account for the 3.3-millimetre rise in levels that we now see annually.

So, Mr Brooks, we are sorry to say that your theory just doesn't work out.

HT Mashable

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