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Republicans’ new favorite talking point on climate change — that politicians are not scientists, and therefore cannot address it in any way — is incredibly easy to dismantle. On Wednesday, a liberal “dark money” group released a new ad doing exactly that.

In their new web ad, Americans United for Change displays clips of dozens of Republican politicians — who are definitely not scientists — pushing back against the well-established scientific consensus that human activities are causing the Earth’s climate to warm.

The ad, which features arguments from GOP leaders such as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and potential presidential contenders including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL), will reportedly be posted in the D.C. and Florida markets. It can be seen below:

Screenshot: Americans United for Change/YouTube

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.