Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Terrifying

Al Gore's hearing in front of the Senate was not, alas, postponed because of the cold weather after all. Still, the fat windbag's star is waning... But, what's this? Someone even more stupid than Gore!
The creepiest moment of the day at Gore's hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came when Sen. Ben Cardin (D., MD) called, in the context of any new international global warming treaty, for international "support for uniform scientific information so that we all are operating with the same set of facts."

As Tom Nelson points out...
Gulp. Boy, that actual scientific method is really proving inconvenient.

Yes, yes it is. Still, here are some facts for you, Senator Cardin:
  • The world may or may not be warming. Honestly, we don't really know.

  • The world may or may not be warmer than at any time since the last ice age. But, honestly, we don't really know.

  • If there is some warming trend, man may or may not be contributing to it. Honestly, we don't really know.

  • Ah, fuck it—you get the idea...

I hope that helps, Senator...?

11 comments:

Budgie said...

The sun drives the climate: no sun = no climate = no life. Every other climate modifier must by definition have a far smaller effect.

Anonymous said...

This is terrifying:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9ARZl4rG_44

Damo Mackerel said...

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/01/21/antarctica-warming-an-evolution-of-viewpoint/

Damo Mackerel

Oldrightie said...

The Earth's core is "very 'ot" but it is cooling. The cellophane wrapping around it is, therefore, contracting. An equilibrium will occur and some life forms will love it. Ain't evolution great?

Letters From A Tory said...

They might all be operating with the same set of 'facts' - I'm just curious about how will decide what is 'fact' and what is not.

Roger Thornhill said...

LfaT, that is indeed the point. This is a Religion and they are attempting to create a Canon. To talk of anything else will be blasphemous!

Maybe "religion" is hard wired in some people. They just HAVE to have it in their lives and demand that others "obey".

Verity said...

What's never mentioned is, Mars is on same warming cycle as us - and they don't have any petrol-driven cars, planes or industries! No diesel-powered logging of "rain forests"! And they don't have any extravagant use of energy-inefficient light bulbs!

It's a miracle!

JuliaM said...

Well, even the Sainted One doesn't seem to believe that Americans "can no longer keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times"

http://minx.cc/?blog=86&post=281972

Some Americans, anyway...

ItAintHalfTepidMum said...

One thing we can all be sure of is that the world may be heating up and it may or may not be caused by man's activities and not necessarily through factors of astronomy, or not, maybe. To the barricades!

whoops said...

verity- doesn't mars also have a high concentration of carbon dioxide in it's atmosphere, and yet somehow remain very cold? funny that.

Budgie said...

Verity said..." they don't have any extravagant use of energy-inefficient light bulbs!"

150W and 100W gone. Stock up on 60W and 40W especially if you need non standard shapes. Notional exit (60W) date Jan 2010 but they will disappear by Nov.