Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) rips into Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for blocking a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change

Deniers are “Ignorant, out of touch, crazy”

Published on Jul 29, 2014

Ain’t no cure for stupid.

Category: UnScience, Video

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16 Responses to “The Science of Climate Change”

  1. VennData says:

    Somebody’s going to go down in history as real stupid.

    Subsequent to the watershed moment of social media and the internet all of this be out there for ever.

    Republicans, you will he the Neville Chamberlins of science and your family line will suffer for your idiocy. Think about that.

  2. raholco says:

    Inhofe should be tested for Alzheimer’s.

  3. RW says:

    Inhofe’s just servicing his most important constituents, the oil and coal industry, the real problem is his political party and a senate good-old-boy system so inundated by bullshit that it is incapable of dealing with it.

  4. raholco says:

    It amazes me how Oklahoman’s keep electing this guy.

  5. JBJNR says:

    Well, the one thing I learned from Whitehouse’s terrific soliloquy is that the silver lining in this whole sorry mess is the fact that even young Republicans now believe in climate change. Hopefully they can start to drive change at the top of their moribund and reactionary party.

    After living outside the US for the last 18 years, it amazes me that NOT A SINGLE OTHER COUNTRY is in denial about the science of global warming. OK, you have a wing nut PM in Oz, but he does not represent the country. When will Republicans finally admit the validity of the scientific method, and science in general? Never? Truly incredible that we find ourselves in this position.

  6. Iamthe50percent says:

    Stupid is making a lot of money in Oklahoma. When you buy a Senator do you ask him what sex acts you want on the way to the room or after you are in it?

  7. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    We’re already screwed on any number of fronts. We very quickly went hockey stick on world population — too quickly to adjust for the consequences. Inhofe is a tool, but he really can’t worsen what’s to come. Best we can hope is that he gets lockjaw.

    “The world’s population has grown exponentially in the last 100 years, but the rate of growth has declined drastically in recent decades and is expected to continue decreasing through the middle of the 21st century. The world’s population first surpassed 1 billion people in the early 1800′s and 2 billion people around 1930. In less than 30 years, the world population topped 3 billion (1959). It took less than 15 years to exceed 4 billion people (1974), 13 years to reach 5 billion (1987), 12 years to reach 6 billion (1999) and 12 to 13 years to top 7 billion (2011 or 2012). However, current projections estimate that it will take at least 14 years to reach 8 billion people (somewhere around 2025 or 2026) and 16 more years to reach 9 billion people (in 2041 or 2042).”

    http://blog.dssresearch.com/?p=229

  8. romerjt says:

    Many people know that 2012 was the warmest yr on record for the US but did you know by how much? If you list all the years since 1895 from coolest to warmest you see that each increase is pretty small, less than one tenth of one degree (.10). 11 of the 96 increases exceed one tenth of a degree and none higher than 2.5 tenths . . EXCEPT 2012 which bested the previous high by OVER one full degree (1.03).

    Put another way, the return on $1000 invested at the aveage rate of ATT increase = $1040 except in 2012 when it = $2030.
    NOAA “Climate at a Glance” website

  9. WickedGreen says:

    Man, if I had a dollar for every senile old white guy who won’t be around to see the consequences of his unrepentant middle finger to the generations that follow … I’d invest heavily in drastic reform of the energy sector.

  10. ch says:

    No one understands what they say when they say “reduce carbon emissions.”

    Correlate fossil fuel consumption to human population.

    Is climate change real? Sure. What’s the fix? Cut carbon footprint. What would that do to human population? Collapse it.

    So if we don’t fight climate change, it will lead to a collapse in human population. But the steps to fix climate change will result in a collapse of human population. So what are you going to vote for as a politician?

  11. farmera1 says:

    Well the US does poorly on math and science tests compared to most of the industrialized world. So it isn’t too surprising that when it comes to understanding scientific issues, we fail.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-us-science-and-math-scores-compare-to-other-countries-2013-11

    YEs and we all know that global warming is a plot to take away our freedoms and there fore we must ignore it. Fox News told me so and Rush confirmed it so who cares what the scientist thinks. And my pastor said that God made the world, and if he wanted us to worry about global warming, it would be in the Bible. So me worry, no way.

  12. tigerlilac says:

    There is a reason why I have only voted for one Republican in my life (born in 1954) and that was Frank Hatch running against Ed King for Massachusetts Governor. In my lifetime, Republican’s have been on the wrong side of history on civil rights, foreign wars, women’s issues, gay rights, immigration, education and the economy. The wonderful individual conservatives that I know and love are, by and large, hard working, self sufficient, generous, productive and kind but they have allowed their ideological love of lower taxes and small government to blind them to the Republican Party’s sellout to a sub section of our country that is racist, sexist, homophobic and downright ignorant of scientific facts.

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