South Dakota Senator John Thune is one of Congress' leading climate deniers. The South Dakota legislature has become renowned as a bastion of anti science enthusiasts, who famously proposed a resolution not long ago calling for “balance” in science education, and declaring
“..carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but rather a highly beneficial ingredient for all plant life on earth
.. That global warming is a scientific theory rather than a proven fact;
..That there are a variety of climatological, meteorological, astrological,thermological, cosmological, and ecological dynamics that can effect world weather phenomena and that the significance and interrelativity of these factors is largely speculative;
Last week the state was hit with the kind of destructive extreme weather event – an “early and unusual” blizzard, that climate science has predicted will increase in coming decades.