James Inhofe: There Is No Global Warming Because God
[su_right_ad]The Oklahoma senator who brought a snowball into congress to disprove climate change cites the Bible to prove how right he is.
“I take my religion seriously,” Inhofe wrote. “[T]his is what a lot of alarmists forget: God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains.”
Inhofe quoted one of his “favorite Bible verses,” Genesis 8:22, to back up his claim. The verse reads, “As long as the earth remains, There will be springtime and harvest, Cold and heat, winter and summer.”
In a radio interview, Inhofe said it was ridiculous that scientists continue to address global warming. “The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous,” he said.
bluejayray March 7th, 2015 at 11:41 am
To call these idiots shortsighted is to insult those who are short sighted. Meanwhile, in parts of the country where it SHOULD be snowing, it is not. Here is an excellent letter written by a person in Wasilla, Alaska: (just click on the letter to enlarge it)
viva_democracy March 7th, 2015 at 11:57 am
Even in my part of WA State, we jumped from Fall to Spring and basically skipped Winter. It’s been like that for about three or four years now.
bluejayray March 7th, 2015 at 6:05 pm
We had an unusually warm winter, too. No snow means low lake levels, which means less hydro power and more diesel–$$$$$
Foundryman March 7th, 2015 at 11:45 am
This is what brainwashed religious cultists look and act like. All he needs is the black or red hooded robe.
jasperjava March 7th, 2015 at 11:49 am
I wonder if he or his conservative followers realize that he sounds exactly like an Ayatollah.
viva_democracy March 7th, 2015 at 11:56 am
They practice Christian Sharia all day long while “fighting” against “Sharia Laws” becoming the US law of the land.
Obewon March 7th, 2015 at 11:52 am
Big oils top donor recipient is scientifically illiterate InHofe. Climate deniers are ignorant of Consensus: 97% of climate scientists agree ‘modern global warming climate change is 80% caused by humans burning fossil fuels, with 20% caused by human deforestation.’-NASA, NOAA, MET et al http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
ChrisVosburg March 7th, 2015 at 11:59 am
And remember, this is the guy who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:15 am
i’m glad i’m reading this, because i didnt know that.
William March 7th, 2015 at 1:01 pm
This is some serous sh!t Obe. If we don’t stop these crazy eco-terrorists, we’ll be all out of wind and sunlight.
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:32 am
HA! to the fk’n HA!!!!
viva_democracy March 7th, 2015 at 11:54 am
I don’t believe in proven, factual science, but I believe in a figment of my imagination – Basically said by James Inhofe
There is an arm attached to my shoulder but I choose to believe it’s not an arm at all, but a bucket attached to my shoulder – Basically James Inhofe’s thought process
I like the big, fat Benjamen’s in my wallet so screw the earth – Basically what James Inhofe is really thinking.
nola878 March 7th, 2015 at 12:11 pm
I had ice cubes for my cocktails last night…proof enough for me that climate change is a hoax!
William March 7th, 2015 at 12:44 pm
The right, just awash in science.
FatRat March 7th, 2015 at 6:18 pm
(Barton even lies about being a superb basketball player. I expect that story will improve until he was a Harlem Globetrotter lol)
David Barton Claims To Have Played On Record-Setting Basketball Team In College
UPDATE: Warren Throckmorton contacted ORU directly to inquire about Barton’s claim and a school official declared that “after checking with the Athletic Office, there is no record of a David Barton ever playing basketball for ORU.”
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:11 am
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:12 am
i guess they don’t believe in the age of technology either. like, i don’t know the GD telephone. anyone can make a phone call and verify that kind of information… lol
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:13 am
hell, even people with a low IQ will call a former employer and say, “hey, i said did this, back me up if they call to confirm.” lol. jackass.
majii March 7th, 2015 at 8:03 pm
I’m sure that some of the colonists in Jamestown were crying out to God to save them during the “starving time.” They did what Barton suggested, yet, out of approximately 500 souls, only @ 60 survived the winter of 1609-1610. According to Barton, the colonists could have prayed away the harsh winter weather and the drought that killed so many of them.
William March 8th, 2015 at 9:59 am
Well it just proves that some of the colonists were gay, and God was simply smiting them with his righteous wrath.
Dwendt44 March 7th, 2015 at 8:26 pm
Barton is best known for distorting and exaggerating American history. Putting words in the mouths of our founding fathers that they didn’t say, but conveniently support Barton’s political view.
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:07 am
“Putting words in the
mouths of our founding fathers that they didn’t say,…” sounds a lot like the bible. Putting words in the mouth of Jesus, when
the majority of the authors have never met him.
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:03 am
i’m no longer surprised by stupidity. but always somewhat intrigued.
William March 8th, 2015 at 9:57 am
Like that green stuff in the back of the fridge. Disgusting, yet you still wonder how it got that way
fahvel March 8th, 2015 at 6:00 am
this is a joke, right?? no one even a us senator can be this much of an idiot.
jybarz March 7th, 2015 at 7:26 pm
Of course, yeah, the bible will solve everything. Can anyone please get a hand of the biggest & heaviest copy of it, I will volunteer to hit this super-stupid man on the head with it many times to put some sense on him.
Dwendt44 March 7th, 2015 at 8:23 pm
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 12:01 am
it certainly hasn’t solved stupid and ignorance!
majii March 7th, 2015 at 7:54 pm
STFU, Inhofe. Genesis also makes it very clear that Man is the earth’s caretaker, if one has read the saga of Adam and Eve.
Warman1138 March 7th, 2015 at 7:57 pm
It’s sad really, that religion is used as an excuse for being ignorant, on the take or both. Either way, like the ”snowball” nonsense, it’s all about the means to maintain their position. Too bad they don’t care about most of the voters till it’s election time but caring probably doesn’t pay the campaign bills. It would be interesting to see how much ”stupid” behavior would remain if money were removed from the election process.
Dwendt44 March 7th, 2015 at 8:21 pm
The ‘care’ at election time is they care which propaganda the gullible voters will swallow this time.
Warman1138 March 7th, 2015 at 8:32 pm
Kick Frenzy March 7th, 2015 at 9:36 pm
Thus proving Inhofe shouldn’t be allowed to be a lawmaker, as he bases his lawmaking on religious texts… which is expressly forbidden by our Constitution.
labman57 March 7th, 2015 at 11:38 pm
Sanctimonious, scientifically-illiterate, theocracy-minded politicians and pundits have redefined what constitutes science to fit their own point of view. Therefore, they equate real science with natural phenomena under the control of God.
What they don’t understand is that science is not merely a body of knowledge accumulated over the centuries, it is also the process through which this knowledge is attained. And so simply declaring that something is true because it says so in the Bible (or any other literary source) cannot be construed as science if that “fact” or “idea” was not the result of a valid, structured, self-critical scientific process.
“God works in mysterious ways” is a religious rationalization for what these folks really mean: “I have no freaking clue how natural phenomena happen, nor how the process of scientific observation, experimentation, analysis, deduction, and discovery further our understanding of the universe”.
The realm of science — with its evidence-based testable theories, evolving species, relativistic measurements, and quantum phenomena — undermines the “absolutism” that is embraced by those whose view of the universe must conform to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
whatthe46 March 7th, 2015 at 11:54 pm
i’m surprised i haven’t heard any boycotting the movie “Lucy” yet.
bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 7:03 pm
When I saw Lucy, I couldn’t understand why it got a 6.4 on IMDB. I woulda given it a 5, and that only because of the special effects.
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 7:16 pm
the special effects were awesome right?
bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 8:33 pm
I like Scarlett and Morgan quite a bit, but the effects were the star!
whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 8:46 pm
i just saw it last night.
bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 1:13 am
Spring is still spring whether you are at -1°C or 40°C. Summer is still summer, whether you’re in Libya at 58°C (the hottest temp recorded on earth so far) or in Antarctica at 0°C.
ChrisVosburg March 8th, 2015 at 10:32 am
First, seasons are regional, obviously. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere is Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
Second, you’re wrong about the hottest temp on earth. Libya’s claim was disqualified. California’s Death Valley still holds the trophy (and the remainder of the world wonders why the hell anyone would live there).
bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 4:37 pm
I find it a little frustrating that your cite doesn’t list WHY it was disqualified… And I guess that seasons are regional, if by regional you mean hemispherical.
ChrisVosburg March 8th, 2015 at 5:16 pm
That is annoying, isn’t it? [laughing]
Sorry about that, b, and apologies for the cranky tone as well.
Here’s a brief WMO explainer, which also contains a link to the damning report that knocked poor Libya off its perch, as if they didn’t have enough bad news already.
In a nutshell, five problems were found with the Libya claim, including “(a) problematical instrumentation, (b) a likely inexperienced observer, (c) an observation site which was not representative of the desert surroundings, (d) poor matching of the extreme to other nearby locations and (e) poor matching to subsequent temperatures recorded at the site.”
As you might imagine, extreme temps can be quite a source of civic pride, not to mention tourism, and politics of course can inflate claims as well.
But I can tell you this from personal experience: It’s bloody hot in Death Valley, and the desert bores the hell out of me. No wonder they do all that crank out there.
Here’s ChrisV tidying it up a bit:
bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 7:01 pm
Thanks… It’s something of a pet peeve to read something geared towards a general audience, and find that I have to do research to know who or what or when they are talking about. Marie Antoinette’s probably apocryphal statement “Let them eat cake!” just sounds like a nice party suggestion without the context.
ChrisVosburg March 8th, 2015 at 11:29 am
Inhofe’s tossed snowball was deftly shagged by a waiting page, I read, and man, i would give anything to have been that kid, and thrown it back at Inhofe, pasting him good.
rg9rts March 8th, 2015 at 12:49 pm
This is the same idiot that gets messages from bushes