The climate jester of the week award goes to Pennsylvania state Sen. Scott Wagner, who said human body heat causes global warming.
Wagner told an audience of natural gas drilling advocates, “I haven’t been in a science class in a long time, but the Earth moves closer to the sun every year. You know, the rotation of the Earth. We’re moving closer to the sun.” He added, “We have more people. You know, humans have warm bodies. So is heat coming off? Things are changing … but I think we are, as a society, doing the best we can.”
Wagner intends to run for governor.