Global warming pajama party in the Senate is tonight

The nation seems to be passing through a period in which too many U.S. Senators have been elected without so much as a high school level understanding of what drives the Earth’s climate and it isn’t the 0.038% of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

On Monday, March 10, some twenty of them will stay up overnight on the Senate floor, according to The Hill, “to bring attention to the impacts of climate change.”  You don’t get more idiotic than that. Climate, measured in decades and centuries, is always in a state of change. Meanwhile, the weather anywhere in the nation, determined by the changing seasons and responsive only to short-range forecasts, has turned colder thanks to a cooling cycle that is now into its 17th year.

Giving speeches all night in the Senate will not change that, but Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has partnered with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to announce a new “climate change caucus” when you can ask any of the million unemployed Americans what the Senate’s real priority should be.

Sen. Whitehouse seems to think that a winter storm that causes “little summer cottages (be) washed into the sea” makes the non-existent issue of climate change “a bit personal.”  Does this moron take rain or snow storms personally? When the sun rises in the morning, does he think it does so just for him?

Democrats are so afraid of the political fallout from the devastation of Obamacare and the lies told to support it that they are desperate to divert voter’s attention to anything else and climate change rates higher than having to discuss why we are still in a major recession after one full term by President Obama and the first year of his second. So, between now and the midterm elections in November, they will engage in all manner of theatrics to stay in office.

Thank goodness we have men like Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in office. For a long time now he has been on record calling climate change—formerly called global warming—“a hoax.”  When he takes a head count, he finds “fewer and fewer members of the United States Senate that are sympathetic to this whole cause.”

Behind the climate change “cause” falsehoods is the intention to impose fees on all aspects of American business and industry that emit carbon dioxide. Sen. Whitehouse wants to force up the cost of energy by making the larger emitters pay for doing what volcanoes do—emit CO2. In addition, all of the Earth’s living creatures do that as well. Congress has defeated 692 similar bills.

Sen. Whitehouse and his climate caucus are depending heavily on the 30% or so voters who still think that global warming is real. To some extent you can’t blame them. They were taught that in school and college. They read and hear that it is real in the news media every day. As of today, however, not one high school graduate has lived in a period of global warming.

And what is the rest of the world supposed to think when both British Royal Society and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences have just released a report, “Climate Change: Evidence & Causes” that is a rejection and abandonment of the most fundamental values of science.  The report asserts that “Continued emissions of these gases (CO2) and other greenhouse gases will cause further climate change, including substantial increases in global average surface temperatures and important changes in regional climate.”

Tom Harris, the executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, responded saying the report “does a serious disservice to science and society.”  And that is an understatement. “This is not the language of science…it is appalling that two of the world’s foremost science bodies should engage in such unconditional rhetoric.” Not to mention that it is an outright lie.

So, while the twenty or so desperate Democrats gather all night, keep in mind that (1) there has been no global warming since 1997, (2) more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition saying humans are not causing global warming, (3) Arctic ice is up 50% since 2012, and (4) every one of the climate computer models predicting warmth has been wrong over and over again.

Find out if one of those Senators is from your State and is up for reelection in November. Then vote him or her out of office and replace them with a candidate who wants smaller government, less spending, and demonstrates a devotion to both the truth and the U.S. Constitution.

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About the Author: Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba, a CFACT adjunct policy analyst, writes a daily blog at factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com.

  • V8 power

    Crazy. Crazy fools, I wouldnt really even care that much but they just killed all cool cars with their CAFE, noone bat an eye on this outrageus new standard, they all should go away this year each one of them,

  • bb333

    Hey Alan,

    Just replace Terminology “climate change” with ” the weather”….and DEFINE these FOOLS !

    ” The Sec of State says The Weather is the greatest threat to the US security”

    “The President is working on The Weather”

    liberalism is Insanity…..

  • Dan Pangburn

    Discover the cause of the warming, the end of it, why temperatures are headed down and what to expect.

    There are only two
    primary drivers of average global temperature change. They very accurately explain
    the reported up and down measurements since before 1900 with R2>0.9
    (correlation coefficient = 0.95) and provide credible estimates back to the low
    temperatures of the Little Ice Age (1610).

    CO2 change is NOT one of the drivers.

    The drivers are given at

    http://agwunveiled.blogspot.com/

  • Pete Nixon

    The above is lies told by a lying liar. Just to respond to Items 1-4:

    (1) there has been no global warming since 1997,
    There has been significant global warming since 1797. Also, you should ask the Department of Defense what they think, if you don’t trust scientists.

    (2) more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition saying humans are not causing global warming,
    Wait – you do trust scientists? If only those 31,000 were scientists. More than 31,000 *Internet signatures* have been collected on that petition. Given the billions of Internet users in the world, that’s not a lot. Meanwhile, 97% of REAL SCIENTISTS have signed their actual names and their institutions’ names to the exact opposite.

    (3) Arctic ice is up 50% since 2012,
    The Dow is up 166% since March 2009. Let’s just agree: it’s been a Great Recession.

    (4) every one of the climate computer models predicting warmth has been wrong over and over again.

    No, I think you mean supermodels. The COMPUTER models have been thousands of times more accurate than CFACT bloggers.

    You don’t have the balls to post this comment. “You can’t handle the truth!”

  • steve

    Interesting that throughout this criticism of congress, there is not a single bit of substantiated fact for any of Mr. Caruba’s allegations. There are thousands of people studying the climate on both sides of the issue, and Mr. Caruba produces not a single line of hard evidence. The only way he has to attack the issue is to attack the people involved.

    According to NOAA, there has been a change in the climate of the Earth. This year, 35% of America will be in drought conditions. Last year, the temperature in Arizona registered more than 130 degrees. I know it is a dry heat, but hot is still hot.

    Maybe global warming is a myth; maybe our ability to affect change is limited. Still, being good stewards of the only planet we have to live on seems only prudent. Unless we can somehow build enormous ships to leave this planet when the air is no longer breathable.

  • Dan Pangburn

    Belief in AGW is a demonstration of scientific incompetence.

    Nature does not do politics.

  • George Marshall

    Sorry Alan- I daresay you are a smart fellow, but I really think I am more likely to trust the Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences when it comes to science – I mean, this is what they do, right?