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Lamar S.
Republican TX 21

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  • Climate Change Sounds Fishy

    by Representative Lamar Smith

    Posted on 2015-12-07

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    SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, President Obama is misleading Americans about climate change. At a news conference in Paris, the President claimed that fish are swimming through the streets of Miami as a result of climate change. There is indeed something fishy about this story.

    According to the National Weather Service, south Florida has been under a coastal flood advisory as a result of ``high . . . tides due to the lunar cycle.'' This is the cause of the high tides which subsequently led to flooding in low-lying areas.

    The alignment of the Earth, Moon, and Sun, along with strong easterly winds, caused the abnormal tides, not climate change. How could the President not know this? Mr. Speaker, the administration's alarmism and exaggeration is not good science; it is science fiction. The administration wants to advance an extreme climate change agenda that will damage our economy and have little impact on global warming.


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