[asa] Inhofe and global warming

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Sun Dec 17 2006 - 03:04:41 EST

Is this why Janice is so concerned?

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    You may not be surprised to learn that, in the Right world, global
warming does not exist. Nay-sayers have been making this claim since
scientists first began sounding the alarm about climate change, and no
amount of scientific evidence produced in the interim has had any
effect on this conclusion. Some may be a little surprised, however, to
learn just what it is that the Christian Right says its global warming
adversaries are up to and why Americans should reject their claims. A
member of Congress, James Inhofe (R-OK), was on hand at the Summit to
instruct the hundreds of activists present, and the no doubt larger
audience reached by other media, that global warming is a nefarious
creation of the United Nations.

    Why did the UN cook up the idea of global warming? To "shut down
the machine called America." In fact, we learned, global warming is a
plot to destroy the US economy and to initiate one-world government--a
goal not only of the UN but of the American political left more
broadly. Establishing his Christian credentials, Inhofe invoked Romans
1:25 (For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and
served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever)
to suggest that taking steps to ameliorate global warming would
constitute a form of idol worship. And he urged conferees to spread
the word about the plot in their churches and in organizations of
which they are members.

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http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2006/12/inhofes_conspiracy_theory.php#more

From http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/11/opinion/main666190.shtml

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It looks as though Inhofe went rifling through the scientific
literature to find someone criticizing Michael Mann without even
bothering to understand the context of that criticism.
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