John Podesta: Climate Deniers the "Know-Nothings" of the 21st Century

Thomas Schueneman

Referring to the highly controversial political party of the 19th century, former Clinton White House chief of staff John Podesta called climate deniers the "Know Nothings" of the 21st century. ClimateProgress reported on a statement Podesta gave at National Clean Energy Summit last week:

“I’d call them the know nothings of the 21st Century – the people who are really just denying reality,” Podesta said.

He added that president Obama needs to "push back" against the "damaging initiatives from House Republicans" and their "assault on science."

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