“People are not affecting climate change,” Greene says in a video shared Tuesday on X (formerly Twitter) that has been viewed over 5.3 million times. “You’re going to tell me that back in the ice age, how much taxes did people pay, and how many changes did governments make to melt the ice? The climate is going to continue to change.”
Greene made the remarks at a House committee meeting in April while criticizing U.S. funding to mitigate the climate crisis.
Marjorie Taylor Greene: “You’re going to tell me that back in the Ice Age, how much taxes did people pay, and how many changes did governments make to melt the ice?” (@acyn) pic.twitter.com/5m8770qY26
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) September 5, 2023
The extremist Republican and conspiracy theorist has made similar climate denial remarks on several occasions.
In March 2021, she wondered, “How much taxes and how much money did the people back in the ice age spend to warm up the Earth?”
She then offered up her analysis that the “climate just changes.”
In June of last year, she suggested global warming is “actually healthy for us” because people can stay warm and grow food.
It’s widely accepted science that climate change is being caused by rising carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, driven by human industrialization. According to NASA, 97% of scientists agree on the cause.
The warming of the Earth is driving increasingly frequent extreme weather events and shifting temperature extremes.
The last ice age ended about 11,700 years ago.
Social media users thought Greene’s comments ex-stinked:
This woman is the very definition of a goofball. https://t.co/qFK6PPyO34
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 5, 2023
REMINDER: She is in control of the GOP Congress. https://t.co/F3JsAlypjX
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) September 6, 2023
Should we institute a minimum IQ situation for holding public office https://t.co/GU1akm4X1E
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) September 5, 2023
During the Ice Age everyone's assets were frozen https://t.co/2R1iI64ctL
— Dr. Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) September 5, 2023
back then there was polarization, as it were https://t.co/0QCw8pXwOL
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 5, 2023
The level of stupid sitting in the law making body is astronomical https://t.co/7MvlBY5qhS
— colorfullstory (@colorfullstory) September 5, 2023
Just to clarify; is she advocating for a return to the stone or ice age? True; no taxes ….
Is this the Moron Age now? https://t.co/BWBfZ1BOSu
— Richard Williamson (@rcwmsn) September 5, 2023
Our pillows have a higher IQ than MTG https://t.co/AkqK2oKJwd
— One Fresh Pillow (@OneFreshPillow) September 5, 2023
It's truly hard to fathom how anyone could be this stupid without trying. https://t.co/KEsFDbMiY5
— Khashoggi’s Ghost 🇺🇦🌻 (@UROCKlive1) September 5, 2023
the people in charge of this country, y’all. https://t.co/yfTbB7ZFQt
— danisha carter (@danishacarterr) September 6, 2023
Elect clowns, expect circuses. https://t.co/0V3fbBh2b3
— Michael Little (@Michael_Little_) September 5, 2023
Climate change is a serious, scientific issue. We deserve — and our children deserve — a serious, science-literate majority in Congress. https://t.co/gOdAnVB93g
— Their Future. Our Vote. (@Their__Future) September 5, 2023
Witness a complete dumbass. Her brand of dumb HURTS.
We’re ALL less intelligent whenever this troglodyte speaks. Brain cells just atrophying at the sound of her grating voice. #Sheesh! https://t.co/hkdM5g1XeS
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 6, 2023
Dear Residents of Georgia's 14th District,
Please reconsider your vote in the next Congressional election. Or barring that, please justify the vote you cast for this.
The Human Race https://t.co/AvM1nPj2ie
— FabianNicieza (@FabianNicieza) September 5, 2023
This might be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. https://t.co/yYgIymw2C5
— Brett Pransky (@BrettPransky) September 5, 2023