Republican Senate Candidates Laugh at Climate Change

May 9, 2014

No word on their answer to the question “Did Jesus ride a dinosaur?”.

28 Responses to “Republican Senate Candidates Laugh at Climate Change”

  1. “[The White House climate assessment] is a political document intended to frighten Americans into believing that any abnormal weather we experience is the direct result of human CO2 emissions.”, Lamar Smith, the House Science Committee Chair!!

    The Global Change Research Act 1990 is a LAW requiring a report to the America people on the “environmental, economic, health and safety consequences of climate change every 4 years”. The courts forced the Bush administration to finally release the 2000 report in 2008. The 2004 report never happened.

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    My sympathies to the residents of NC—-they deserve better.

    • andrewfez Says:

      Seems like i’ve read or watched a video a few years ago that showed NC had been hacked by one of those conservative billionaires from some other state located nowhere near it. The money poured in, the conservatives got elected, and then you had a state congress that did not (or does not) reflect or represent the politics of the state’s public. Fear of getting primaried keeps the game going.

  3. […] No word on their answer to the question "Did Jesus ride a dinosaur?".  […]

  4. mbe11 Says:

    their is a huge difference between climate change and this reports claim man is causing it so the Democrats will have a huge new source of tax revenue. The claim CO2 levels are changing the planets climate is untrue, No science actually says that though a lot of AGW claim some part of the change is caused by mans CO2 emissions. 800000 years of ice core data show CO2 level changes have never caused a climate change. Zero correlation you cannot get less than zero.

    • skeptictmac57 Says:

      Aw,don’t underestimate yourself. Judging from your comment I’m sure that you have reached less than zero at some time in your life.

    • ubrew12 Says:

      The idea that CO2 can affect the climate comes from Physics, not paleohistory. It’s actually something you can prove in your kitchen: CO2 has the ability to absorb infrared energy, the kind of energy Earth uses to cool itself by radiating to space. It’s therefore reasonable to assume increasing CO2 will increase Earths temperature. That’s what Svant Arrhenius claimed in 1896. Subsequent to that claim:

      Its interesting to note that when Arrhenius made his claim, Earth had been cooling for the previous 8,000 years:

      Really, this is like hitting a home run. Its true that there are other climate forcers out there (the sun, volcanoes, orbital effects, aerosol pollutants, etc). Its true that over paleo-history, climate changes have been caused generally by orbital effects, with CO2 increasing after some delay due to ocean outgassing. But, since it is now a ‘positive feedback’ MUCH of the temperature change that subsequently occurs is due to the CO2 rather than the orbital perturbation.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Go do your homework, kid, especially the science and math. And have your parents check it—-it is likely to contain MANY errors.

    • Dang, why didn’t I think of that? Now I am calling all the scientists and telling them their error. Boy, will they be glad.

  5. rwegrzen Says:

    We also have to contemplate the likelihood that James ” Climate change is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” Inhofe will return to his chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee after the November election. The party of stupid votes.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Let’s not give the Senate to the Repugnants just yet. Do you really want to see someone this ignorant in a position of power?

      Inhofe: “Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous”.

      • andrewfez Says:

        I think he’s not a bribed denier, like most congressmen. He’s the real deal: he actually believes it’s a hoax, even outside of his work in Washington.

        • dumboldguy Says:

          Maybe, but his top campaign contributors down through the years have been the oil and gas industry and the Koch brothers. A mind as simple as his probably doesn’t understand the concept of a “bribe”—-between the bible and looking at it all as “taking care of those who take care of you”, he probably does sleep well at night.

  6. ubrew12 Says:

    North Carolina is being forced to raise Highway 64 by Four Feet, in part due to sea level rise.
    So, it’s pretty amazing when your brain doesn’t register the fact that your feet are wet.

    • rayduray Says:

      According to this article, the information you are providing comes from the recent NCA document. But it is not corroborated by the North Carolina DOT.


      NCDOT Spokespersons Steve Abbott and Jen Garifo, however, say they are unsure which project the NOAA is referring to in the assessment.

      “It’s not scheduled, it’s not funded, it’s not designed,” says Garifo.

      They speculate the project mentioned in the report is part of a U.S. Highway 64 widening project, which includes a 27-mile stretch from Tyrrell to Dare counties.


      Ray here. Looks like the NOAA and White House people are playing fast and loose with the facts. Or else the NCDOT people are having some fun monkeywrenching the NCA. Alternately, it looks like we got politics when what we really need is science and engineering.

  7. indy222 Says:

    A black hole is an entity where the falling to lower levels never ceases, even when it seems there’s nowhere lower to fall. This fairly describes the intellectual state of the Republicans. Amazing to watch. I’ve never been a registered Republican, nor Democrat for that matter… but if you’d told me 40 years ago that there would be this level of stark, psychotic denial of Reality in full view of the public by any political party, I’d have never believed it. And they don’t come more cynical than I about politics – then or now.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Well said, indy. I had bad vibes back in Reagan’s day, but where we have gotten to today WAS incomprehensible back then.

      I will again recommend The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, by Thomas Frank, 2008, for perhaps the best analysis of what the Repugnants have done to the country.

  8. Sir Charles Says:

    You’re better governed by the pope than by these lunatics.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      This pope maybe, but nearly all of the rest have behaved like our modern-day”Republicans”

  9. redskylite Says:

    After the final no there comes a yes…

    In Abu Dhabi former US Vice President Al Gore gave an inspirational keynote address on the transformation needed in a number of action areas. Gore said there were just two questions: do we really have to do this and can we do this. He answered unequivocally yes to both. The business community and investor community are already moving and are ahead of governments, but investors who got burned on sub-prime mortgages don’t want to get burned a second time so are doing their homework. He called for a price on carbon and a price on denial in politics, vividly painting a picture of what is clearly right and what is clearly wrong in what he likened to the moral equivalent of ending slavery.

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