Skip to comments.Dem senator: Humans causing climate change, saying otherwise is 'bogus'
Posted on 06/14/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming.
"People say there are questions about the theory," he said. "No, there are not.
"The argument that the jury is still out on climate change is a false and bogus argument," he added. "The jury is not out. In fact, the jury is in, the effects are obvious, they surround us every day, and we need to take action."
Whitehouse said the theory that warmth creates a moist atmosphere that traps heat has been around since the Civil War. "That's been basic textbook science for a century," he said. "It's never been controverted. It's a law, essentially, of science."
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Well...if we aren't permitted to exercise our First Amendment rights then I guess it's on to the Second.
Shut up you meathead, you.
Whew! I feel better now.
IOW.....let’s continue the GLOBAL redistribution of wealth......and $$$$ going to despots, etc.
This all started a few years ago when Bono (contrived by the UN) was screaming that the US should ‘forgive’ 3rd World countries of their ‘debt’. It goes on and on.
Now you were saying Senator?
All ‘rats should go jump in the ocean to show how much it’s rising.
Sheldon Whitehouse is an A-hole, and always has been the same!
Actually, I was shocked that the National Geographic did a comprehensive article on the sun, and explained that the sun goes though many differing cycles of output, from 11 year cycles to thousand year cycles.
Yeah, I was amazed, but more amazing was that the article didn’t mention global warming - er - climate change.
So I wrote a letter to the editor thanking them for some real science about the variability of the sun. Doubt it will get published.
BTY, the output of the sun is the equivalent to exploding 100 million hydrogen bombs per second - and to think that some gases coming out of your clean tailpipe scrubed of emmissions by a platinum screen in your catalytic converter are causing global weather variation.
Me: Democrat blowhards are causing climate change, the debate is over.
ALL democRATs suck, saying otherwise is ‘bogus’.
Well since we are about to hit the “singularity” in about 20 years anyways, Any climate change won’t mean a hill of beans anyways...
Whitehouse was born in New York City, New York, the son of Mary Celine (née Rand) and career diplomat Charles S. Whitehouse, and grandson of diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse. He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and from Yale University in 1978
During the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Whitehouse cautioned that conservative opposition to the bill was moving toward historical incidences of mob violence, saying “Too many colleagues are embarked on a desperate, no-holds-barred mission of propaganda, obstruction and fear. . . . History cautions us of the excesses to which these malignant, vindictive passions can ultimately lead. Tumbrils have rolled through taunting crowds. Broken glass has sparkled in darkened streets. Strange fruit has hung from southern trees.”
In December 2009, Whitehouse said “birthers,” “fanatics,” and “people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups “oppose America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
Whitehouse has said that development of alternate energy sources, including solar power, will eliminate U.S. dependence on foreign oil
Whitehouse dismissed Climategate: Climategate should properly be known as climategate-gate because it was the scandal that was phony.
Someone should tell this A-hole that a “Theory” is NOT a proven fact.
No, the use of the word "jury" is a lame straw-man attempt to frame an issue as something that has a discussion and then a consensus. This is the case if the issue was a political one. But, it's not.... it's a scientific one. And there is no such entity of a jury... just a lot of interested scientists, some wanting grant money saying that there is man-made GW, and some honest scientists saying the whole notion is a bunch of crap.
What we’re looking at right now is another LITTLE ice age such as started around the time of Joan of Arc and is caused by fluctuations in solar output. Real ice ages have cosmic causes and centuries worth of warning, we are not in danger of anything like that.
I dunno about you'ns but that settles it for me.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Bain Capital $48,800
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Lawyers/Law Firms $1,517,247
Securities & Investment $902,765
And he has a law degree, so he knows about laws!
He is from NYC and a democrat, that’s all I need to know about him.
Is there such a thing as politically caused insanity?
Glad to hear that Gerard Depardieu has come to his senses and joined our side in saying humans don't cause climate change!
A 2011 study in the Journal of Forecasting took the same data set and compared model predictions against a random walk* alternative, consisting simply of using the last periods value in each location as the forecast for the next periods value in that location. The test measures the sum of errors relative to the random walk. A perfect model gets a score of zero, meaning it made no errors. A model that does no better than a random walk gets a score of 1. A model receiving a score above 1 did worse than uninformed guesses. Simple statistical forecast models that have no climatology or physics in them typically got scores between 0.8 and 1, indicating slight improvements on the random walk, though in some cases their scores went as high as 1.8.
The climate models, by contrast, got scores ranging from 2.4 to 3.7, indicating a total failure to provide valid forecast information at the regional level, even on long time scales. The authors commented: This implies that the current [climate] models are ill-suited to localized decadal predictions, even though they are used as inputs for policymaking.
The evidence is solid.......ly corrupt.
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Well, that settles it then, he is a mouthpiece for evil capitalist one percenters!
The pro global warming folks have a lot of cute little graphs, maps, and cherry picked numbers but I want to see actual and undeniable proof before taking any action. Could it actually be proven that all of these horrible things the bleeding heart left bleet on about are true then everyone would support finding ways to stop it. Problem for them is that the evidence is not compelling and enough people correctly see what is going on as an attempt to attack the capitalistic system and freedom.
It has been conclusively proven that certain humans are faking climate change data to push a radically extreme environmental and social agenda on the rest of the world. Anyone who says different is bogus.
Democrat liberals are idiots, this proves it. Are humans causing global warming on Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, etc.? It’s our solar system’s Sun! Whenever the Earth is warming, so are the other planets. Been going on for billions of years, long before humans arrived.
This is also an election tactic. The DemonRATs must invent a boogieman to incite the unwashed masses to hate Republicans. Using pseudoscience to support their strategy is nothing new in their “ends justifies the means” value system. When you come from a value system of moral relativism, you do anything to win.
This guy is almost as much of an A-hole as Chucky Schumer.
There’s a war going on in the Democrat Party right now, between the union wing of the party and the green wing. Obama has been trying to do a balancing act between the two, counting on the green wing to vote for him no matter what, kind of like when he sided with the defense of marriage in 2008 against the gays.
Right now, Obama is going with the unions, trying support the export of coal and farm products through “Gateways” on both coasts. It’s not the coal or the farm products that he is necessarily supporting though, it’s the building of ports and terminals to export America’s natural resources and food stuffs to developing countries where the manufacturing will take place.
Obama says that his second term will be dedicated to clean energy and anti-nuclear proliferation. So, the Greens should stick with him for another 4 years.
Obama’s union goals are dependent on big federal investments in ports, terminals and trains, as detailed in the Senate version of the Transportation re-investment and renewal act, which was DOA in the House and hopefully will stay dead. No silver bullet yet though, not with Boehner as Speaker.
The sad part is that he believes what he is saying.
My God, even among Rats he's a maniac.
Dodd-Frank, the Affordable Health Care Act, the stalled Cap-and-Trade bill all create monolithic bureaucracies whose rank and file will fill union treasuries and vote mostly Democrat. If a new Republican majority is elected it must dismantle these monstrosities or they'll drag what's left of the economy and our freedoms into a black hole.
...full blown libtard Odungo a&&kisser (co-conspirator).
Can’t give it up, when the evidence is thier for all to see the morons remain comfortable being morons unable to make a logical conclusion when given the facts, this is a representative of the people?
No, it's not a law of science and, even if it were, is this naïf aware that Einstein corrected Newton's laws of motion?
And if humans caused the warming, how did they cause the warming 10,000 years ago that melted the half mile of ice covering this clowns home state of Rhode Island?
Even the most radical studies indicate that human activity contributes to global warming, but is not the primary source. In short, he's a liar!
Um, yes, because a lawyer is *so* qualified to read actual studies and discern the difference between those based on pure speculation (i.e., which say that "if global warming continues, we can expect disastrous results") and those which actually investigate whether mechanisms exist to link human activity to global climate, and how much of an effect those mechanisms have. Speculative papers abound, as do those which present study results and include a throw-away statement about how their results can be partially explained by global warming. The abundance of such papers does not establish human contribution to global climate; it establishes that politicians who control the grant money influence researchers to link their studies (of legitimate topics) to climate change research.
I've yet to see a paper that actually addresses whether the proposed mechanism of global warming (that the broad fluorescence band that CO2 exhibits within the IR portion of the electromagnetic spectrum increases the total energy content of the atmosphere) really has a significant effect.
Look at all the soot and pollution that is pouring into the atmosphere, endangering the health of children and the elderly , that is solely the cause of greedy Forest Service bureaucrats and their enviro running dog lackeys who insist that we cannot cut trees anywhere.
A simple question to you Senator Whitehouse about settled law. When you voted to pass the Health Care Reform law, did you read it? Yep, I know it was 2,000 pages plus, but isn’t that your job?
Just a simple question.
What is a "cosmic" cause?
Anybody who believes "the science is settled" isn't fit to comment on scientific issues. The science is never settled , it is an evolving state of understanding.
The sun had a minor hiccup yesterday, sending a massive CME toward Earth, Venus, and Mars. there’s a 65% chance of a class M flare. Spaceweather.com predicts that some of Earth’s atmosphere will be torn away.
I’ll believe in manmade global warming when Algore moves inland from his coastal CA home, when the coastal cities of NY, DC, SF, LA, Houston, Miami etc are relocated to Kansas.
Too bad ignorance isn’t painful.
Was it a “law, essentially, of science” back when they were saying that GLOBAL COOLING was the problem?
What is it with Statists and their impulse to rewrite history?
A few decades ago it was GLOBAL COOLING - and humans were definitely to blame - especially capitalism.
Now it is GLOBAL WARMING - and humans are definitely to blame - especially capitalism.
Things are still not as warm as the Medieval warm period - which was a fine time all around.
Let me know when they are growing wine grapes in England again.
Until then...... go urinate up a rope Congressman.
I assume this idiot will release his science grades - starting from 8th grade through college...
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