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The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress Edition

Joni Ernst, newly elected Iowa Republican for U.S. Senate, speaks at an election night rally in West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.,
Joni Ernst, newly elected Iowa Republican for U.S. Senate, speaks at an election night rally in West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Republicans roared back in the midterm elections on Tuesday, capturing control of the Senate from Democrats, holding on in crucial governor races and keeping their majority in the U.S. House. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This week Congress returns to the nation’s capital with 71 new members in its ranks. Those additions will bring little improvement in the views of congressional Republicans regarding the scientific reality of climate change, however.

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