The Republican Party is the anti-science party, plain and simple. One of their main missions is to smother scientific discovery and research, especially in terms of climate science. The party has waged an endless war against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by trying to cut off the agency’s ability to conduct research on climate change.

Thom Hartmann and scientist Dr. Michael Mann discuss the GOP attempt to derail climate research.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced