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GOP chairman uses House floor speech to decry NYT column as ‘fake news’

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, on Monday blasted a New York Times column blaming climate change for the plight of starving children in Africa as “fake news.”

In a brief House floor speech, Smith dismissed columnist Nicholas Kristof’s documentation of severe droughts in the island nation of Madagascar as hyperbole aimed at “climate alarmists.” – READ MORE