Can Climate Action Happen in Pennsylvania When The State House's Environment Committee Chair Dismisses Climate Science?
Last term, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) equated climate change with seasonal weather, said predictions about the dangers of climate change are fiction, and implied carbon dioxide can’t be a pollutant because plants use it as food.
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