By Elaine Magliaro
Over a week ago, I posted a column titled Dumbass Politician from Oklahoma Throws Snowball on the Senate Floor in an Effort to Prove That Climate Change Is a Hoax. That dumbass senator happens to be James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), a well-known climate change denier who officially took the gavel as chairman of the Senate’s Environment Committee in late January.
Maybe you remember the following video that I posted with that column:
Inhofe, “the biggest and loudest climate change denier in Congress,” thought he was SOOOO clever bringing a snowball into the Senate chamber and tossing it to someone while he was speaking on the floor. You see, a cold spell had hit Washington, D.C.–so, of course, that disproves global warming. Inhofe thought he’d take advantage of the untypical weather by attempting to make the point that climate change ain’t a happenin’ on the third rock from the sun because it was freezy cold in the District of Columbia.
Steve Mirky (Scientific American) said, “But his facile argument, that it’s cold enough for snow to exist in Washington, D.C., therefore climate change is a hoax, was rebutted in the same venue by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.” And Whitehouse did an excellent job of rebutting the dumbass senator!
I hope that someone…anyone…will inform the climate change skeptic that it’s so warm in the state of Alaska this winter that the route for the famous Iditarod Race had to be moved farther north.
An unseasonably warm winter has left parts of Alaska’s Iditarod trail without snow, exposing grass and gravel and forcing the famous dogsled race to move 225 miles north.
From CBS NEWS:
Alaska’s world-famous dog sled race was supposed to start in Anchorage but couldn’t since the city has had little more than 20 inches of snow all winter, its second-lowest total ever…
The ceremonial start in Anchorage Saturday morning was more slush than mush. Parts of the legendary 1,000-mile course to Nome, Alaska, looked more like the desert Southwest this year, brown instead of white.
Since Feb. 1, Anchorage has received less than 2 inches of snow.
CBS reported that race officials “finally had no choice but to move the start of the iconic race away from balmy Anchorage to Fairbanks, in Alaska’s interior.”
Anyone out there care to ask Senator Dumbass of Oklahoma if he’d care to comment on the unseasonably warm weather that Alaska is experiencing this winter?
Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2015 Start Time And Live Stream: Warm Weather Pushes Event North (International Business Times)
Climate Skeptic Senator Burned after Snowball Stunt (Scientific American)