Senators John Barrosso (R-WY) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) address EPA Director Lisa Jackson in a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meeting. The Senators point out that the same scientists predicting the end of the world due to global cooling in the 1970’s are now predicting the end of the world due to global warming. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is chairing the meeting, and is likely having a stroke off-camera. Finally, Democrat Senator Tom Udall (NM) rides to her rescue with an article debunking scientific consensus is a myth. Boxer quickly asks him to “put it in the record,” as if he wouldn’t have. See the video below.
Senator Inhofe quoted Obama’s Science czar John Holdren in 1971 saying this:
“The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here.” Holdren went on to write that the effects could “generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”
In general you can substitute global cooling or global warming for each other, and in the mind of Progressive Science, either works. I heard no response from Jackson in the video. Barrasso also made the point, had we put the funds into global cooling, now being called for, for global warming, we would be far less prosperous than we are today. We are not very prosperous today, however, much of that due to job-killing, USD-sucking government regulations.
Babs couldn’t wait to sweep the mess under the table, and quickly said let’s let people read the report themselves and make up their own mind. I can’t wait for Jim Inhofe to set in the Chairman’s seat on this important committee.
Barrasso, Inhofe and Boxer on 1970’s Scientists Calling for Doomsday End Due to Global Cooling (video)