Watch Sen. Whitehouse, a badass, totally own Sen. Inhofe, a climate change denier, on climate change

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) totally owns Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for blocking a resolution that would have formally acknowledged the fact that climate change is real, and that carbon pollution is causing it.

Bookmark this video, and paste it whenever you encounter climate change deniers online.

"Having had the opportunity to hear those words which I can only describe as being from an alternate reality" will now become my new go-to phrase whenever I need to win an argument on the internet.

[HT: Miles O'Brien]

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  1. The best part is how he essentially does the Senatorial version of a mic drop at the end. Awesome.

  2. Since the current "extended" period of non-change is exactly the sort of thing that smooths out when you do reasonable analysis, I would think not ignoring it would show something is broken.

  3. help me out here. I am having trouble getting past the first few seconds.

    Help you out?

    How about this...

    Watch more than "the first few seconds" before you comment.

    There.

    You're welcome.

  4. I think the important thing we can all take away from this video is that the US Senate has a candy drawer.

  5. Because the surface temperature anomaly being plotted was higher at the beginning of 2007 than it was in 1998, as shows up in data sets like NOAA and GISS, as well as MSU for the lower troposphere.

    Most sources talking about how cold 2007 was seem to be breathlessly quoting Motl on the MSU data, which do show it as colder but only for higher atmospheric layers. Needless to say that is not mean the graphed surface data is wrong. And it does not even mean the upper layers were particularly cold on a larger scale, because here century is really only a puffy term for the last decade.

    Maybe instead of assuming I don't understand what my graph shows, you should question whether your sources are giving you an honest picture, because this isn't the first time they have misled you.

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