Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Conservative Radio Host Agrees With Inhofe, Says "Hollywood Elite Liberals" Who Believe In Global Warming "Hate America"

There are two sides to the global warming "debate": those who agree with the vast majority of independent scientists, and those who agree with the vast majority of energy-industry supported scientists.

This morning on WABC radio, conservative host John Gambling told Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) that he was tired of "Hollywood elite liberals" who along with the mainstream media show how they "hate America" and "hate capitalism" by repeating claims by the vast majority of independent scientists regarding global warming.

Gambling's claim is ridiculous. It hopes to spur the "debate" by suggesting that people like former Vice President Al Gore are fringe liberals who are in cahoots with the media in order to scare people about global warming for personal gain. In fact, Gambling and Inhofe agreed that Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, was only created to get Gore into the White House.

What Gambling won't tell you, though, is that 19 climate experts gave An Inconvenient Truth a thumbs-up for conveying the broadly accepted science correctly.

Gambling and Inhofe also spout out inaccurate statements to back up their end of the "debate." For example, Inhofe said that the last 10 years have not been warmer than the 1930s. But NASA Director James Hansen said in January that “the five warmest years over the last century occurred in the last eight years.”

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Inhofe, the outgoing chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, was on the show to tout a hearing, scheduled for today, that was designed to criticize media coverage of global warming. Inhofe has in the past called climate change the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people."

Inhofe believes that whatever warming is occurring is coming from natural changes, rather than man-made emissions. He told Fox News Channel two weeks that the proof of this is, among other things, that "God's still up there" and warming is "due to the sun."

He told Gambling that scientists who believe in global warming are only in it for the money -- that they would not get grants by declaring that the warming is a natural occurrence and nothing to worry about.

It's an amazing claim. Essentially, in Inhofe's mind, every scientist is corrupt and lying, only interested in playing to the fears of a fringe liberal media and their Hollywood friends. To be blunt, it's delusional.

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Regarding the claim that global warming is a natural occurence, with no ties to man-made emissions, the National Academy of Sciences has unequivocally concluded the opposite. "Human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming,” its report states.

That followed a 2001 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body which involves thousands of scientists from over 120 countries who develop detailed reports on climate change. Its report stated, “There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.”

We should all be thankful that Inhofe will soon lose his chairmanship, and non-partisan science can again be given its due.

23 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

So being concerned about the future of our planet (and therefore all mankind) is un-American. Well, if that don't beat all!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Repukes saying that scientist are "fearmongering" is a hoot being that Repukes are the worlds best at "fearmongering".

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Parche said...

in it for the money
And Halliburton is in it for the charity work.....

Inhofe you are a ignorant constipated conservative.....

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Notorious Bohemian said...

So...how do the scientists make money off
global warming? Are they going to make a machine that sucks all the CO2 out of the atmosphere?
Frankly, Inhofe sounds a LOT like Jerry Falwell - total idiot!
Even if God is still up there, the CO2 is all down here on earth - geesh!

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

inhofe believes that scientists know they won't get grants unless they say the sky is falling. oy.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Notorious Bohemian said...

So, he IS an idiot. Yeah, like we're going to stop having climate or weather. I am so glad Democrats get the chairmanships, so we can hear the truth again, instead of faith-based weather and climate news. Thanks for answering me.

2:23 AM  
Anonymous ck4829 said...

And the gas and oil corporations are giving you money just because they like you, right Mr. Inhofe?

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Ron_Green said...

Haven't the residents of Oklahoma had enough of this guy?

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Crandor said...

So the sun's been about the same temperature for millenia and it just now happens to magically get hotter at the exact same time that huge amounts of CO2 are being put into the atmosphere? I guess it's plausable for some idiot who thinks that the same God who allows the Holocaust wouldn't allow us to screw up the environment...

2:24 AM  
Anonymous catnhatnh said...

And here is who OWNS this bastard....
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/indus.asp?CID=N00005582&cycle=2006
WHO'S IN IT FOR THE MONEY???

2:25 AM  
Anonymous baby_mouse said...

A shocking revelation.

Except for the shocking bit.

It's so repetetive, this nonsense!

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Az said...

In psychology we call this projection
What motivates us we attribute to others. He is really just telling us more about himself than anything else.

2:25 AM  
Anonymous baby_mouse said...

You're not proposing that he's doing this subconsciously, surely?

2:25 AM  
Anonymous valerief said...

"Mommy, look at the pot calling the kettle black!"

2:26 AM  
Anonymous mitchleary said...

Sure Jim
They stand to make waaaaay more money than oil and gas companies, you f'ing idiot.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous librechik said...

Ahem--Imhofe , of course, isn't taking any money from oil companies
right?

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Beaverhausen said...

Caught a bit of Barbara Boxer's press conf. yesterday
She is going to turn things upside down when she heads the environment committee- we will get some real work done.

2:27 AM  
Anonymous flakey_foont said...

Good Golly Miss Molly!!!
That wanker is nuttier than a whole truckload of Xmas fruitcakes!!!!.....how much acid does one need to take to get to this mode of thinking????

2:27 AM  
Anonymous CornerPerro said...

a scientist could make far more money being a global warming critic considering all the polluters that are paying for the official opinions of "experts"

2:28 AM  
Anonymous CornerPerro said...

Al Gore quotes Twain in An Inconveneint Truth about this
to paraphrase, "Its difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it"

2:28 AM  
Anonymous baby_mouse said...

... and anyway, republicans are supposed to LIKE people being in things for money.

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Radical Activist said...

Oh those money grubbing scientists!

We all know that scientists are out for nothing but fame and fortune!
Its ironic because the easiest way to make lots of money as an environmental scientist is to work for the polluting industries. The people who claim Global Warming isn't a problem are the ones getting rich.

2:29 AM  
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