Senator Ron Johnson Says Climate Change is “Bullsh*t”.

The GOP isn’t just a threat to democracy, they’re a threat to humanity.

Lauren Elizabeth
4 min readJul 9, 2021


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Even as mundane and uncontroversial as the American left overall might be in the context of the rest of the world, we still tend to be called radical. Reflecting on the 2020 election it’s almost surreal to consider the way those of us who supported Bernie Sanders were treated, whether it be by loyal liberal voters we might encounter on social media, or by mainstream media pundits like Chuck Todd or Chris Matthews. Who can forget Chuck Todd comparing Bernie’s supporters to Nazi brown shirts, and Chris Matthews comparing Bernie’s historic Nevada primary win to the fall of France to Nazi Germany in WW2? Meanwhile, all we’ve really asked for is healthcare, the dignity of a living wage, and a planet that will be able to support our children and grandchildren.

With all the ups and downs along the way, there’s no denying that there is a growing sense of frustration and desperation among young leftists in particular, but why wouldn’t there be? We get compared to Nazis for demanding accountability from our politicians on issues as serious as the climate crisis. Meanwhile, as we experience yet another summer with record setting temperatures, lawmakers like Wisconsin’s Senator Ron Johnson call climate change “bullsh*t”.

At a Republican women’s luncheon in Wisconsin in June, Senator Johnson was filmed saying:

“I don’t know about you guys, but I think climate change is — as Lord Monckton said — bullsh*t.”

It was so hot in Western Canada during the recent record setting heat wave, an estimated one billion sea creatures were reportedly cooked to death along the coast. Madagascar is heading towards a climate-induced famine. Even before the anticipated, increasingly devastating California summer droughts, the state’s water reservoirs were already at only 50% capacity back in April. Since the early 1990s, the number of extreme weather disasters has doubled.

Of course, that’s all the tip of the iceberg.

Even after hundreds of deaths out west related to the heat and their lakes being turned into bath water, if things…



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx