Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:59 AM
hatrack (36,028 posts)
As Midwest Burns, Scientists Testify On Hill: Inhofe "The Global Warming Movement Has Collapsed"
Drought, wildfires, hurricanes and heatwaves are becoming normal in America because of climate change, Congress was told on Wednesday in the first hearing on climate science in more than two years.
Ed. - emphasis added.
By Wednesday, however, it was universally acknowledged there was no prospect of moving climate change legislation through Congress. There was also little chance the scientists’ presentations would persuade the most prominent Republican climate contrarian, Senator Jim Inhofe, who told the committee: “The global warming movement has completely collapsed.” Sen. Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat who chairs the committee, also noted she had deliberately avoid calling any administration officials or government scientists.
Field, in his testimony, warned that the devastating extremes of the last year could soon become routine. “The U.S. experienced 14 billion-dollar disasters in 2011, a record that surpasses the previous maximum of nine,” he said. “The 2011 disasters included a blizzard, tornadoes, floods, severe weather, a hurricane, a tropical storm, drought and heatwaves, and wildfires. In 2012, we have already experienced horrifying wildfires, a powerful windstorm that hit Washington D.C., heat waves in much of the country, and a massive drought.”
He went on to make a point of warning Texans that the future of farming and ranching could be put in jeopardy because of climate change. The committee also heard from James McCarthy, a Harvard oceanographer and IPCC author, who warned that sea-level rise was occurring about three times faster than scientists believed even a decade ago.
5 replies, 1037 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
As Midwest Burns, Scientists Testify On Hill: Inhofe "The Global Warming Movement Has Collapsed" (Original post)
|phantom power||Aug 2012||#1|
Response to hatrack (Original post)
Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:39 AM
pepito (51 posts)
2. so,the rest of the WORLD
is held hostage by this complete asshat.where are the sentient pols to declare HAVE YOU NO SHAME to this complete idiot. Is there one congresscritter to denounce him......the topic is of extreme importance to the whole world...SOMEBODY STAND UP,and shame this moron.