'The Senator with the snowball'Senator James Inhofe brought a snowball into the senate chamber as a visual aid in his argument against global warming, but Senator Sheldon Whitehouse took to the floor to slam "the senator with the snowball," and then joined All In to talk about it.
As global temperatures rise, with 97% of scientists looking at and studying the data declaring that we have a a situation of global warming, to say that it's not a problem because your particular constituency hasn't been effected yet is crazy. Your job is to help the people not con them. With Texas underwater... where do you think everyone will move to?
Grumpy Cold Men - In an attempt to prove that climate change is a hoax, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Jim Inhofe brings a snowball to Congress. (5:01)
If 10 out of 11 kids get the measles and you point to the one kid that doesn't have the measles as a sign that the measles is not contagious...that is acting crazy;
Warmest year on record just means based on all our many decades of scientific data that we have collected shows that this is the warmest year on record. In other words, we (our scientists) have been observing for many years that our global temperatures are going up, especially in the oceans. In statistics, a basic requirement for any economics or science student, if you can show a pattern in the data you collect that means there is a trend. You may debate what the trend means (at least initially), but to deny the trend perpetually, to the point where you have to shut your ears off and pretend you can't even understand scientists by saying "I am not a scientist", is a serious case of denial. At the very least James Inhofe needs psychiatric care.
Jon Stewart outlines the ridiculousness of what James Inhofe is saying;
Bill Nye: You can’t build a wall around carbon emissions The Science Guy joins our MSNBC panel and says the best use of our resources today is to consider how generations will be impacted by climate change. Duration: 0:36
Climate Change Debate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
As Oliver explains, the only way to make the "climate change debate" accurate (if media manipulation to the debate were removed - which nowadays is only Fox) is to use representative samples rather than the tradition of using one person = one view no matter who that person is or how many credentials they lack...
He gets the three people (to represent 3% of the population) that media (fox) amplifies to pull this con.
To illustrate the dichotomy one of the non-experts who has a weird view based on no science says his view (like a religious person might argue the earth is flat when Galileo was around)...
Then Oliver turns to the EXPERTS (the professionals with degrees, who spend their lives studying this phenomenon) and gets an almost unanimous agreement that the scientific evidence for human caused climate change is very real indeed...
The Republicans brutish (somewhat savage/uncivilized and uneducated) position...
Sen. Lee on Climate: We Don't Want Nations 'Lecturing' Us Republican Senator Mike Lee joins MTP Daily to discuss his support for Pres. Trump's decision to pull out of the international climate agreement Duration: 8:08
Reminds me of this "joke"...
Currently doing the rounds on youtube as well;
Note: Infowars is using the same tactic as Fox News & The GOP, i.e. finding one quack to base policy off of rather than the rest of the professionals in the entire profession
Breaking: Global Warming Climate Model Completely Debunked pic.twitter.com/CdWc0omDX0— infowars (@infowars) June 2, 2017
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A more multi-faceted look at James Inhofe;
THE REPUBLICANS' INSPIRING CLIMATE CHANGE MESSAGE 11/6/2014 Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe gears up to chair the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee despite literally writing the book on global warming denial.
NOT ONE F*G IN MY FAMILY 6/7/2006 In the recorded history of Senator James Inhofe's family, there has never been a divorce or homosexual relationship.
STEPHEN COLBERT'S BATS**T SERIOUS - BULLET CONSPIRACY THEORY 5/6/2013 The government stocks up on 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, so Senator James Inhofe introduces a bill to restrict the government's bullet hoarding.
BACK IN BLACK - DENIAL 6/29/2006 Despite many studies proving its threat to the environment, Senator James Inhofe chooses to deny the very hot topic of global warming.
Why such weird behavior from James Inhofe?
A list of people James Inhofe answers to:
Party Trend: A list;
Mayor Levine: Republicans controlled by fossil fuel industry Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine discusses with Alex the various ways his city is planning to -- and already is -- cope with the effects of climate change and rising sea levels. Duration: 3:0