Friday, February 27, 2015

Snowball In Hell

The title sounds like something Dante would come up with for Friday Catblogging, but in reality it’s just what struck me when I read that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) brought a snowball to the Senate floor to prove that climate change is a hoax because it snowed in Washington, D.C. and he hates President Obama.

“It’s just another illustration that the president and his administration are detached from the realities that we are facing today and into the future,” he said. “His repeated failure to understand the real threat to our national security and his inability to establish a coherent national security strategy has put this nation at a level of risk that has been unknown for decades.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) hurls the snowball back.

Every major American scientific society has put itself on record — many of them a decade ago — that climate change is deadly real. They measure it, they see it, they know why it happens, the predictions correlate with what we see as they increasingly come true.

And the fundamental principle is that it is derived from carbon pollution, which comes from burning fossil fuels, are beyond legitimate dispute to the point where every leading scientific organization on the planet calls them unequivocal.

So, you can believe every major American scientific society, or you can believe the Senator With The Snowball.


10 barks and woofs on “Snowball In Hell

    • Isn’t he one of the ones who insisted that Gud Aul’ Ahmurrcan Ingeenyewitee™ would solve all the US’ energy problems, yet whined and cried about “Big Gubmint coming for our lightbulbs” when some of that ingenuity hit the market?

  1. You mean to tell me the (dis)honorable senator just found out it snows in D.C. during the winter? Where has he been all these years? Was he was on ‘fact finding’ trips to warmer areas (like Hawaii, looking for a long form) while the white stuff was hitting the pavement? I’d ask how stupid does he think people are, but then I realize to pull this stunt answers the question.

    • DC has had a little more than it’s share of snow the last two winters. Of course, that’s assuming your awareness of climatic patterns is only a decade or two old: my grandmother told stories of VERY heavy shows in the area when she was young. Interestingly, she lived on the Maryland side, which in her day had to borrow snow equipment from Virginia; in 2015 it seems to be the other way around.

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