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Van Jones: Questioning Global Warming Like Questioning If Cigarettes Cause Cancer, HIV Causes AIDS

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"WHOOPEE! ... So is that clear?"

Van Jones, speaking at the University of Oregon, Jul 9, 2012:

"There is conflict in the science, you’re right. Five percent of the climate scientists dispute whether or not global warming is happening, and if it’s happening whether or not human activity is causing it. Five percent of the scientists disagree. There’s also conflict in the science around HIV. And whether HIV causes AIDS. Five percent of the scientists dispute whether or not HIV is the culprit...95 percent say it is. There’s also conflict in the science around whether tobacco causes cancer. Five percent of the scientists say, well some people smoke, they don't get cancer, that can’t be the answer. So, based on, based on, conflict in the science -- WHOOPEE! WHOOPEE!  -- somebody comes up to you and says go have unprotected sex, smoke 12 packs a day, and keep using fossil fuel, they’re using the same illogical logic model. So is that clear?"

The Blaze's Kathleene D'Urso contributed to this piece.

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