With the revelation that one of the chief climate change denialists, Willie Soon, is a paid hack, the denalists are running out of ways to justify the millions their masters in the Energy Sector are shoveling their way.
But never fear: Senator Jim Inhofe has a new way to “debunk” climate change and global warming: toss a snowball on the Senate floor.
Because snow in the winter apparently disproves climate change.
Inhofe is one of the most ardent deniers in the Senate; he wrote the book on it (seriously, it’s called The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future). Inhofe took to the senate floor on Thursday to slam the “hysteria on global warming,” — and he brought along a prop: a snowball.
In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, ‘You know what this is?’ It’s a snowball, from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable.
He then said “catch this,” and tossed it to the presiding officer.
Inhofe then went on to acknowledge the recent cold snap across the United States, which includes a grand total of 67 new record lows. This, according to Inhofe, is proof that global warming isn’t real: “We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record. But now the script has flipped.”
Indeed, we did hear that. NASA and NOAA both said it was, and they keep records. Inhofe apparently keeps snowballs. I don’t know about you, but I’ll trust the people who make their points with data and instruments, not the clown who makes his point with something arguably more intelligent than he is.
And no, the script hasn’t flipped. I started this with a joke about snow in winter, but there are quite a few places that actually aren’t experiencing snow right now — in fact, despite the very frigid temperatures, the nation overall has been experiencing a warmer than average winter.
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