An open letter supporting the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator organized by The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation has attracted some very famous signers.
U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the letter into the official record of Pruitt’s confirmation hearing January 18.
Probably the highest name recognition worldwide would go to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, but Russian President Vladimir Putin made up for his slightly lower name recognition by signing twice. Putin’s well-known humor was reflected in the email address he used when he signed: Lookinggoodwithnoshirt@…. (Domain concealed to prevent spamming the busy President.)
One of the greatest Hollywood stars of all time has signed, too—Donald Duck.
A major oil industry leader wasn’t so well known to the public until recently, but since former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was nominated for Secretary of State, he, too, can be counted among the famous.
One famous person tried to hide behind an assumed name, but through diligent research the Cornwall Alliance identified “Ima Deniyer” as former Vice President Al Gore, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to warn the world of the grave dangers of manmade global warming and an Academy Award for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
“We already felt honored by the 130 experts, including over a dozen climate scientists, who had signed by the time we released the letter at Pruitt’s confirmation hearing,” Beisner said. “Since then more experts have joined them, plus about 300 citizens. But to have these ultra-famous people sign on—well, that shows we’re winning the public debate over global warming.”“We’re honored that such prominent people have endorsed our open letter,” said Cornwall Alliance Founder and National Spokesman Dr. E. Calvin Beisner.
Asked whether the famous signatures might be fraudulent, Beisner replied….
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