One representative in Washington says we need to start cutting down trees to help combat global warming.
If you want to reread that line, go ahead — but it’s true. During a congressional hearing this week, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), said he doesn’t believe in global warming and that he believes cutting trees down could be the solution — if in fact global warming does exist.
Speaking to the top American climate diplomat, Todd Stern, Rohrabacher asked, "Is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rainforests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases?" Rohrabacher went on, asking, “Would people be supportive of cutting down older trees in order to plant younger trees as a means to prevent this disaster from happening?"
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