After an overwhelming loss in the Indiana primary on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced he is suspending his campaign for the GOP nomination.
We bid a climate farewell to the senator, though we suspect he will continue to make his views known when he returns to the upper chamber of Congress.
A snapshot of his climate campaign comments:
Cruz started his presidential campaign off with a bang, comparing those who support climate change science to those who insisted the world was flat: “What do they do? They scream, ‘You’re a denier.’ They brand you a heretic. Today, the global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers. It used to be accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier.”
Cruz has consistently maintained there has been no recorded warming on record.
“The last 18 years, if you look at the satellite data, there is no significant recorded warming whatsoever,” Cruz said in October. “Now mind you, their computer models show that there should be enormous warming except for the fact that the satellite data are not measuring that warming.” He went on to call climate change “the perfect pseudoscientific theory… because it can never be disproven, whether it gets hotter or colder, wetter or drier, it’s always changing.”
Cruz believes the issue of climate change “is driven by politics and political agendas rather than by the actual science.”