Someone…Anyone…Please Tell the Dumbass Senator with the Snowball That the Route for the Iditarod Race Had to Be Changed Because of Alaska’s Warm Winter

Sen. James Inhofe R-Oklahoma

Sen. James Inhofe
R-Oklahoma

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.

From CNN:

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?

SOURCES

Warm winter forces Iditarod dog sled race to move north (CNN)

Iditarod Sled Dog Race 2015 Start Time And Live Stream: Warm Weather Pushes Event North (International Business Times)

Snow joke: Iditarod dog sled race disrupted by Alaska’s warm winter (CBS News)

Climate Skeptic Senator Burned after Snowball Stunt (Scientific American)

Iditarod’s Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists (NPR)

 

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23 Responses to Someone…Anyone…Please Tell the Dumbass Senator with the Snowball That the Route for the Iditarod Race Had to Be Changed Because of Alaska’s Warm Winter

  1. bron98 says:

    Elaine:

    the same argument can be used for Alaska, all weather is local. It is freezing cold in DC and warm in Alaska. So what?

    I doubt anyone thinks that climate change doesn’t happen. In fact the AGW crowd changed it to climate change for a reason. It doesn’t mean anything, it is like saying the stock market changes. It sure does, it goes up and down.

  2. Bob Kauten says:

    bron,
    The stock market goes up and down.
    Ignorance, especially the deliberate kind, is stable.

  3. Elaine M. says:

    Bron98,

    So what? That’s the point I’d make to Senator Dumbass when he claims that because it’s cold in D.C., it’s proof that global warming is a hoax. Weather isn’t the same as climate. The name was changed because of idiots like Inhofe. BTW, the stock market is a human creation. It didn’t occur naturally. I doubt carbon emissions would cause the market to heat up…unless some Wall Street wizard found a way to get suckers to invest in some kind of crazy derivative based on the rise and fall of carbon emissions.

  4. Mike Spindell says:

  5. Mike Spindell says:

  6. Mike Spindell says:

  7. Mike Spindell says:

    Season 3’s First Episode on the effects of climate change on the Anartic is available yet, but is just as compelling.

  8. Mike Spindell says:

    Antarctic

  9. randyjet says:

    Ignorance is curable, but stupid is terminal and genetic. NO hope for them.

  10. bron98 says:

    I hope the god damn climate does warm up, it is too cold. that period of warming around 700-800 years ago was good for humans and plants.

    Bring on the CO2 and pump that furnace up at least 2 degrees. most of the coast line is filled with blue states anyway. On second thought, maybe not, they would just move inland and fuck up the red states.

    Inhofe you are a dumbass. AGW is real, screw the sun.

    • Mike Spindell says:

      “Bring on the CO2 and pump that furnace up at least 2 degrees. most of the coast line is filled with blue states anyway.”

      Bron,

      Spoken in the true words of libertarian selfishness. I got mine screw the rest of you, especially if you don’t share my selfish personality.

  11. Elaine M. says:

    Right, so what if we lose the major ports in this country??? Of course, states like Florida and Louisiana will be hit hard. Who cares? As long as my property isn’t under water, I’m okay with global warming!

  12. eniobob says:

    Elaine:

    In case the Senator dosen’t want to believe it there is video:

  13. bettykath says:

    The climate is changing which is why DC had a colder winter and AK and Antarctica are having warmer weather. The frigid cold of this winter lasted much longer than the frigid cold of last winter.

    The tundra in AK and Siberia is thawing at an accelerating rate releasing lots of methane to further exacerbate the problem.

  14. It amazes me the sheer lack of coverage the “methane bomb” problem actually gets. If that goes as poorly as it could, we could be in a lot of trouble quite quickly and once that tipping point reached there wouldn’t be squat we could do about it.

  15. Elaine M. says:

    Gene,

    “Methane bomb?” Are you referring to cow farts?

  16. No, Elaine. That’s what scientists call the issue surrounding the potential release of frozen pockets of methane in the permafrost and on the sea floor by global warming. It could suddenly release huge volumes of methane into the atmosphere. In fact, the “mysterious pits” that have been reported appearing in Siberia are suspected to be created by such deposits erupting, but I don’t think they have a definitive answer yet as to whether or not previously frozen methane pockets off gassing are the cause.

    That other thing? Is the “Beef Bomb”. 😀

  17. Elaine M. says:

    Gene,

    Check out the picture at the following link:

    Now THAT’S wind power! Cows wear BACKPACKS to capture their ‘emissions’ and become miniature power stations
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2606956/Now-THATS-wind-power-Cows-wear-BACKPACKS-capture-emissions-miniature-power-stations.html

  18. Wow.

    Just . . . wow.

    I wonder if the other cows make fun of it?

  19. Bob Kauten says:

    Gene,
    No, I’ve lived with cows.
    Bastards have no sense of humor.

  20. blouise17 says:

    “Methane bomb?”

    If you are anywhere in the area when a methane bomb goes off, you become a Republican and your brain doesn’t work anymore. It’s kind of like a vampire thing. Just look closely at James Inhofe as he throws another snowball bomb. That’s a meth brain at work.

  21. swarthmoremom says:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-urges-states-to-help-thwart-obamas-war-on-coal.html?_r=0 “WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has begun an aggressive campaign to block President Obama’s climate change agenda in statehouses and courtrooms across the country, arenas far beyond Mr. McConnell’s official reach and authority.

    The campaign of Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is aimed at stopping a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations requiring states to reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

    Once enacted, the rules could shutter hundreds of coal-fired plants in what Mr. Obama has promoted as a transformation of the nation’s energy economy away from fossil fuels and toward sources like wind and solar power. Mr. McConnell, whose home state is one of the nation’s largest coal producers, has vowed to fight the rules.”

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