Dana Rohrabacher is Missing! (from His Office When Climate-Change Activists Pay a Visit)

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Activists who want to bring attention to the continuing problem of climate change paid a visit Thursday afternoon to the Huntington Beach office of a nationally known climate-change denier, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach).

Unfortunately for the Organizing for Action volunteers, the "Surfin' Congressman" wasn't there--and he wasn't away surfing judging by the dry surfboards in his suite.

It's too bad, because Rohrabacher has been a longtime denier, all the way to the days when it was known as global warming. He's got plenty of company; more than 130 Members of Congress refuse to accept climate change is real, much to the chagrin of 97 percent of the Earth's scientists and the majority of the American people.

While the Man of the Hour was not present in his Surf City office Thursday, photographer John Gilhooley still made it out, and here are some of this shots:

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All photos by John Gilhooley/OC Weekly
OFA volunteers met at the Huntington Beach Pier and then walked over to Rohrabacher's nearby office.

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At least it was air conditioned in the office hallway. The region's severe drought is part of what sparked the visit.


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BBAIN
BBAIN

I'm with bphood and JGlanton on this one.  On a planet that is more than a billion years old, these left wing envronmentalist nuts think a few hundred years of industrialized society and about 50 years of plastic bags are going to have an adverse effect on the climate?  Never mind that we have been through ice ages, and the fact that Southern California was once under water.  Never mind that cattle ranching accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than all of the cars in the world.  Never mind that volcanic ash is a large contributor to greenhouse gases and air quality.  Should we ask the volcanoes around the world to stop emitting ash into the atmosphere?  If I lived in Rohrabacher's district I would vote for him without question.

Does the planet heat up and cool down over time?  Sure... is it caused by human activity - HOGWASH! 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Mr. Dinosaur Farts wasn't available to talk about climate change?!! Shocker!!

thepotstirer
thepotstirer

A couple of editorial observations:

1) Dana is no longer a "Rep. Huntington Beach"... he now lives in Costa Mesa - only a couple block from me!

2) That bearded "staffer" in the photo above with the guy in the big hat is none other that Tony Capitelli, son-in-law of announced Assembly candidate and current Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry AND Capitelli is running for Costa Mesa City Council.

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

97 percent of the Earth's scientists???  You can't be that stupid. Can you?


Oh yeah, I forget that they don't require math or statistics in journalism school.



If I send a poll to 10,000 journalists, get over 3000 responses, pick 79 that are from Orange County, find that 77 of those 79 think that "Little Sparrow" is an important taste maker, can I claim that 97% of journalists think that "Little Sparrow" is an important taste maker?  Because that's what you just did. You chose to use a stat that picked 77 out of 79 out of 3000 and called it 97%. Way to go!


Never mind your utter ignorance of the thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies that refute the claims made by a few scientists that man is causing global warming. Never mind that the facts show that sever weather is down, hurricanes are fewer, tornadoes are fewer, polar ice is growing, and it was warmer in the 1930's than it is today (remember the dust bowl?) and most of our high temp records were set in that decade. Nevermind dozens of other facts that show nothing out of the ordinary is going on. You just put your head in the sand and parrot anything you hear from Al Gore and the LA Times and follow the so-called "consensus" because that's what flat-earthers have always done..

atlasnv
atlasnv

Looks like green energy needs to "create" about 9 new jobs to give these people something useful to do with their day instead of walking around Huntington Beach aimlessly.

NGCoot
NGCoot

This is a story????? - Must very a very slow news day.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

@bphood "Global Warming" is a simplistic view of the change that is on us.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

@JGlanton Just sort of making it up as you go along, huh?

bphood
bphood

@JGlanton you missed one...according to al gore the polar ice caps should have melted completely a year ago

BBAIN
BBAIN

Haha good one.  I remember being told in high school that the South American rainforests were burning at a high rate (I don't remember the exact number, but it was something crazy, like thousands of acres per day) and that they would be gone by the time I was an adult.  Well, I'm an adult now and as far as I know, the rainforests are still around.  Did they just stop burning them, or was that a bunch of nonsense my teachers taught me?  Funny stuff!

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