WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Greenpeace’s tin foil hats for Climate Deniers

by Connor Gibson

September 26, 2013

Update March 22, 2019: replaced broken video embed with working version, via MSNBC.com.

Last week, six Greenpeace activists attended a U.S. House Energy & Power Subcommittee hearing on President Obama’s climate change action plan. We stood out–we wore tin foil hats to highlight the insanity of denying global warming, as some members of Congress continue to do here in 2013.

Last night, Rachel Maddow asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about the tin hats and the significance of policymakers that deny a top priority problem for the EPA. See 12:05 in the clip below.

(Transcript here)

Here’s the teaser that led into that clip, before a commercial break, via Archive.org.

(The Archived video begins abruptly, there is also a first half to the teaser clip)


The U.S. public is increasingly wising up to the reality of global warming. We’re being hit by more and more multi-billion dollar climate & weather disasters like hurricane Sandy, the recent Great Plains heat waves and (most likely) ongoing “unprecedented” flooding in Colorado–disasters pushed beyond their natural variability by the changing conditions of our new climate. The latest science tells us to expect more of this, and to expect things to get worse.

The people who are paid to professionally deny climate change need to be continually exposed. The politicians who prioritize their fossil fuel donors over their constitutents need to be exposed.

The tin foil hats were one portion of Greenpeace’s ongoing effort to hold climate deniers accountable for their wildly irresponsible behavior. Stay tuned for more.

More coverage of the tinfoil hat hearing can be found on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, the National Journal, the Atlantic Wire, Climate Progress and Buzzfeed. Here are some of Greenpeace’s pictures:

 

Connor Gibson

By Connor Gibson

Connor Gibson does research for Greenpeace's Investigations team. He focuses on polluting industries, their front groups and PR operatives, particularly focusing on the Koch Brothers.

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