Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA?

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The GOP presidential hopeful wants to learn more about faraway worlds. Our planet, not so much.

Exxon Knew of Climate Change in 1981, Email Says

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But the oil giant kept funding global warming skeptics.

We Asked Climate Deniers What They Think of the Pope. Here’s What They Said.

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Pope Francis is calling for action on global warming, and skeptics like James Inhofe aren’t happy.

13 Tweets That Definitively Prove That Donald Trump Is Not a Scientist

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The reality-TV star has a long history of firing the facts.

Think the Climate Debate Is Settled? Jeb Bush Says You’re “Arrogant”

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You’ll be shocked to learn that the former Florida governor is “not a scientist.”

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