Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith and the temperature of Mars

August 31, 2014

Climate Change

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“As you [Energy & Environment Cabinet official] sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I won’t get into the debate about climate change but I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”

– Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith (R)

Republican state senator for Kentucky Brandon Smith has a very poor understanding of Earth and Mars. 

Average Earth temperature: 57 degrees Fahrenheit

Average Mars temperature: -81 degrees Fahrenheit

That makes for a difference of 138 degrees. 

I learned this in elementary school, which is also when I learned how to look up simple information.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/brandon-smith-mars-climate-change_n_5568058.html

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I'm a Yale graduate who majored in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health.

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