Democrat Climate Caucus Reveals Its Stupidity

By Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba
Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey –-( 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 2014, 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 know 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.

c Alan Caruba

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  • 4 thoughts on “Democrat Climate Caucus Reveals Its Stupidity

    1. The greatest enemy of DEMONRATS worldwide is TRUTH !!! Let the lunatics play with themselves and just ignore the complicit MSM of propagandizing and indoctrinating us with their LIES !!!

    2. They ARE NOT STUPID–they know exactly what they are doing! They are DANGEROUS! To label them stupid is like saying Hitler was misunderstood! Give them the credit they really deserve for their positions and then fight that battle.

    3. I appreciate the informative article. They sidetrack us and parade around like baffoons claiming the seas are rising and the polar bears are dying. While we laugh, they have passed AB 32 in CA and the Waxman Markey Bill, which both DEMAND an 80% reduction of GHG by all Americans within 20 years!!! CA Cap And Trade is in full swing and the CA carbon mkt. is second only to the EU. Idaho Power projects power producers and manufacturers will pay up to 8x today’s carbon offsets within 20 yrs.
      As the above poster claims, this will be like Bolshevik Russia when we are first told to give up things like wood stoves because EPA is trying to cap max. PPM at 15/mil.- this is impossible- bye wood stoves. The EU wanting to take “old” cars off the road. They define an “older” diesel as 2014 or older and an “older” car as 2005 or older. The insanity will continue as the main component they aim to cut is “travel”. Coupled with inflation, the poor will be completely hobbled and dependent.
      Your city or county commissioners have been wined and dined for 10 yrs. now by ICLEI (think local act local). Waxman Markey is baked in your cake- your General Plan ( you just don’t know it yet).
      PLEASE RESEARCH THESE BILLS-Review your county or city’s GENERAL PLAN- This document is the environmentalist’s wet dream. WE MUST EXPOSE THESE TYRANTS -THIS IS WHY THEY NEED TO GET THE GUNS!

    4. State-sponsored/politically correct adherence to scientific dogma bereft of any actual underpinnings in truth/reality has a LONG history and the result is never pretty.

      People were sent to gulags, MURDERED, because they didn’t believe the government-approved theory of evolution taught under Joseph Stalin’s regime.

      There are teachers, university professors, here in America saying global warming deniers should be imprisoned. In America, we have Bill “the science guy” Nye pushing the party line saying pretty much the same thing. A guy with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is the semi-official spokes mouth for President Obeyme’s regime’s position on global warming. But the left ALWAYS has always had deas so good they’re mandatory. Or else.

      Do yourself a favor and research Jean Baptiste Lamarck’s theories of evolution and then the history surrounding Trofim Lysenko.

      Lysenko. It’s a name we should all know.

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