Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Senate Floor Speech -- A++

Sen. James Inhofe delivered a great speech yesterday titled: “Hot & Cold Media Spin: A Challenge To Journalists Who Cover Global Warming”.

Global Warming -- just that term evokes many members in this chamber, the media,
Hollywood elites and our pop culture to nod their heads and fret about an impending climate disaster. As the senator who has spent more time educating about the actual facts about global warming, I want to address some of the recent media coverage of global warming and Hollywood’s involvement in the issue. And of course I will also discuss former Vice President Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Since 1895, the media has alternated between global cooling and warming scares during four separate and sometimes overlapping time periods. From 1895 until the 1930’s the media pedaled a coming ice age.
From the late 1920’s until the 1960’s they warned of global warming. From the 1950’s until the 1970’s they warned us again of a coming ice age. This makes modern
global warming the fourth estate’s fourth attempt to promote opposing climate change fears during the last 100 years. Recently, advocates of alarmism have grown increasingly desperate to try to convince the public that global warming is the reatest moral issue of our generation. Just last week, the vice president of London’s Royal ociety sent a chilling letter to the media encouraging them to stifle the voices of cientists skeptical of climate alarmism.

Read the whole thing.


Matt said...

yayaya, global warming this, global warming that. you know thats not the hot topic right now. you should be blogging about the recent leaked nie intelligence report. I'm eager to get your pro-war opinion on that... everybody already knows you think global warming is a crock.

Matt said...

the fact of the matter is that all of these "scares" were actually perpetuated by a very small number of scientists in every single one of the instances that the senator brought up. There wasn't anywhere near the number of scientists warning of climate change then (in every single instance) than there are today. The ratio is drastically different between skeptics and believers.

Matt said...

I would give his speech a C+ at best, because it's actually misleading. He doesn't give you all of the facts, whereas the movie that he mentions wasn't as blatantly deceptive. Go see it, then knock it.

k2aggie07 said...

"Everyone" used to believe the world was round, and the universe revolved around it, too.

The so-called "scientific consensus," even if it did exist, would mean nothing.

3agsmom said...

I believe everyone used to think the world was "flat".

k2aggie07 said...

Yes, point taken.