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During a segment on Fox News, while discussing climate change, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) made the claim that the world is not really facing a climate crisis and that it is all just so much hysteria based on “bad science.” He further claimed that alarmists were "ignoring the impact of clouds to basically act as a heatsink." Then, without missing a beat, he astonishingly proceeded to claim “windmills are killing the whales.”

Wow, the nation’s dumbest senator said what? Clouds will stop climate change? Makes sense, just like umbrellas will stop it from raining. So, if it’ll be clouds that’ll stop climate change, I guess that would explain why Johnson spends so much time in his backyard in his underwear yelling up at the clouds. Frankly, the only way I can imagine Johnson’s cloud scenario possibly working would be if Johnson were to release that massively dense, dark cloud that inhabits most of the interior of his skull.

Of course, Johnson’s Republican pals will naturally argue that Johnson is “spot on” in his attacks on climate scientists. And I do have to admit Johnson has definitely made some quite “interesting” points on the subject over the years. You know, like global warming is the result of sunspots, and climate change “has always” been a thing - and to prove it, Johnson pointed out that Greenland was once actually “a green land” - hence its name.

That said, I believe perhaps Ron Johnson’s most profound contribution to climate science is his groundbreaking theory that “windmills are killing the whales.” Now, I hate to sound like one of those folks who “blames the victim,” but if Johnson is correct on this, I honestly can’t help but feel that “this is what these whales deserve for leaving the ocean (where they belong) and flying through the air like that.” Why their place is in the water, not clogging up our airways.

Of course, I’m sure that just because Johnson and his Republican pals are all rolling in fossil fuel industry cash, it has nothing to do with any positions they’ve taken on this issue. Now, my question is, “It sure seems like clouds have been around for an awful long time. Just how effective have these clouds been so far?” So, sorry, Senator Johnson, but I think Joni Mitchell probably put it best in her song “Both Sides Now” when she said, “You really don't know clouds - at all.”

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