Awkward: Four former EPA heads refuse to corroborate Obama’s global warming claims

There was a bit of an awkward moment in Wednesday’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee hearing when Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) asked four former EPA officials – point blank – whether they agree with President Obama’s sensational global warming claims… and no one did.

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“If you happened to see Senator Sessions on the Hill yesterday, he questioned four former EPA heads. These four EPA heads were invited to the hearing by the Democrats,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And, of course, the Democrats want you to know the globe is heating even faster than it was 15 years ago and we’re headed towards climate crisis, climate chaos. We have to take care of this right away. Right?”

In November 2012 the President claimed, “the temperature around the globe is increasing faster than was predicted, even ten years ago.” He followed that up in May 2013 by saying, “we also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or ten years ago.”

After quoting President Obama, Sessions asked those testifying to raise their hand if they agree with the President’s sentiment. No one did.

“So I would ask each of our former administrators if any of you agree that that’s an accurate statement on the climate. So if you do, raise your hand,” Sessions said. “Thank you, the record will reflect no one raised their hand.”

Watch the awkwardness ensue below:

“That’s incredible,” Glenn said. “How is that not on the news?”

Stu was quick to point out that the media did in fact cover the hearing – just not this particular part.

“Oh, it’s in the news. You were talking about the story, so I searched real quick about the EPA chiefs going to Congress,” Stu said. “And there’s a story right here, EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate. That’s the summary.”

While it probably doesn’t surprise you to hear the mainstream media didn’t report on the fact that the EPA chiefs flat out refused to corroborate the President’s claims, it is a disturbing trend.

It’s good we are doing it because it doesn’t seem like anyone picked that one up out of there. ‘It’s not important.’ Like when the president says something like that, you’re a denier for disagreeing with it,” Stu concluded. “Yet later on, years down the road when we find out it wasn’t true then, you are still a denier for having opposed it in the past. [Then] the moment you realized you were right, it doesn’t get recorded.”

  • Anonymous

    This shouldn’t be shocking to anyone. They all spew the rhetoric when they are in the Office, but when they have to answer under oath if they believe the malarkey, of course they’ll say they don’t.

  • Patrick Cloward

    please…. quickly… it’s spelled AWKWARD….. not akward

  • Patrick Cloward

    thank you

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the headline writer had an awkward moment figuring out how to spell the word. Which is sort of ironic when you think about it.

  • Anonymous

    If there is global warming the government sure puts up a lot of chem trails in order to fix it. Who knows if there really is or not if they left things alone, it could be the chem trails are why the winter lasted so long and was polar vortex-y. Killing the planet with coldness is not the way to solve global warming. Especially in cold weather. The winter being what it was probably got the EPA people to say there isn’t warming.

  • mokanb

    please… just…. stop.

  • norm

    Please go put your tinfoil hat back on and stand over there…away from the sane people please.

  • Anonymous

    Tinfoil hat? I never believed in what the host of Ground Zero was talking about when he said chem trails were messing the weather up until I started seeing them hanging in the sky and the next day forecast was completely different from the temps the weather people talked about having twenty four hours later.

  • James hegarty

    Never put a witness on if you don’t know how they are going to respond.

  • Ralph Sampson

    You could take a couple of classes at your local junior college and you could determine know for sure without using the news as your source.

  • Anonymous

    About what? Why there are chem trails not disappearing and not looking like clouds? Weather forecasting is one thing but the straight white lines in the sky that move more slowly than clouds and don’t fade the way airplane contrails would are strange. You would think the sun would burn them off but it doesn’t

  • Ralph Sampson

    My advice is to go learn something in a school. I am some random guy on the internet. Concentrate on knowledge, not what you hear. One thing I would suggest you take a look at is the effect of chem trails on 9/11. That is the one day there was not a single one above the United States. You should take a geography class at the college level. Your questions can all be answered by convection. All of our weather is a result of global convection. Heat drives convection.

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if anyone knew about chem trails back then. Well, other than crop dusting and stuff.

  • Riechart

    Where is the mechanics asking about a strange piece of machinery in the engine compartment that is used to disperse the chemicals? Think of all the planes flying around and there is no one asking about strange equipment; out of all the mechanics and all the airports no one is the least bit curious about strange equipment. Where is the pictures. This is a classic example of the secret to big to keep and the amount of people that would have to be in on it pretty much secures the fact that in the last decade that this conspiracy has been out no one has come out with any evidence besides the “chem trails”.

  • TTAS

    WWII B-17′s left huge “chem trails” (really they are vapor trails or “condensation trails”) what’s with that?

    This is all a joke, right?

  • Jason Knorr

    Clearly written by the opposite party. Those who do not believe in Global warming are also those who don’t believe in science. Its absurd to listen to this political crap. We are suppose to be a educated country.. Clearly a fail.

  • DHardy

    Its a joke..Global Cooling or Global Warming and now it’s climate change..they can’t seem to get it right…the Climate has been an ever lasting changing thing from the time the world was created to date..Nothing we can do to stop it…Millions of Animals have come and gone..there is no way to save them. It’s the way the earth has always been and will continue to be….Lefties are just paranoid freaks..most likely it’s from all the crack and LSD and cocaine they consumed who knows but they need to get a grip..

  • DHardy

    laughable at best….

  • Samuel Amann

    The EPA is a corrupt body. They have accepted more bribes and lobbyist influence than damn near any other commission in the last 30 years. So, to say that four corrupt ex-EPA officers refused to ethically admit to lying, whilst still on payroll with the companies that push them to lobby, is a surprise, means you all must REALLY listen too closely to this Beck bonanza of falsities. Snopes, watchdog, and Politico should supply you a better source of the truth. And the truth is, 97/100 scientists worldwide agree that global warming is happening, and happening faster than we previously predicted. THIS SAYS NOTHING about our influence, mind you, just that the caps are melting, the global average is increasing. You aren’t going to enjoy the tornadoes, hurricanes, water-level rises, but that doesn’t give you a right to slander the truth with lies about whether or not it is true at all, it gives you a right to back FEMA, maybe, or spend too much of your time and energy on those dumb Prepping shows you right-wingers seem to love so much; victory garden, anyone?

    Did you already forget Mr. Glenn Beck made a KILLING off of YOU when YOUR party purchased hundreds of dollars worth of penny-valued seeds? Yes, you did. Did you forget he also makes money off the freeze-dried food stores? OMG why don’t you people look at who journalists are PAID by, and adjust your opinions thus. Libertarians spout more reasonable rhetoric, and they are definitely bat-shit.

  • Samuel Amann

    Chemtrails? Come on. There are entirely more effective ways to seed an entire sky than to dump silver nitrate along with jet exhaust.

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    Get a better source.

  • Samuel Amann

    A joke is the fact you don’t seem to be able to read the definitions attached to the words; Global Cooling? That’s what happens when you have an Ice Age. Which is usually what follows, wait for it, Global Warming. See, the Earth is what is known as a heat-exchanger, wherein you need a convective motion of mass to carry heat from the heat sink to the cold sink… this is known as a heat-exchange-engine.

    In the 1760′s, for example, a large chunk of Greenland slid into the ocean, cutting off the North Atlantic exchange, and plunging both Britain and the still forming US into a micro Ice Age; that picture of Washington crossing a FROZEN Potomac River? Yep, it was really frozen.

    SO, Global Warming, causes Global Cooling, causes Global Warming.

    When it happens FASTER than what the geological record shows, we call it Climate Crisis… because, well, we stupid humans rely on a steady climate to survive… but when it wants to slap-dick from extreme to extreme, because the multi-hundred year timeline is being sped up slightly, it is a indeed a Crisis.

    My advice to you, Mr. GOP POS, is to stop drinking heavily, and assuming your side has all the educated Gen Y and Millenials. GO BACK TO SCHOOL, sophomore.

  • Samuel Amann

    Right? Science isn’t religion, science is a logical process for deducing infinitely more accurate answers by continually collecting and examining the data, critically thinking about WHAT the data means; not simply believing it blindly, like SOME groups do with what they are told *COUGH* 6000 years.

  • Sam

    But It was. So shocking to the main stream media that they can’t find words to report!

  • Sam

    Too bad chem trails didn’t work in the 1950′s We needed weather change from the 7 year drought.

  • Sam

    I have watched contrails for 60+years and they act the same now as they did in the past.

  • Sam

    Contrails began with the first jet engine aircraft. Older timers correct me if I’m wrong. Did props also produce contrails?

  • chuck

    It was the Delaware, not the Potomac. Washington was going to Trenton, NJ to surprise the Hessians. The river was frozen because it was winter, December 25-26, 1776. It freezes every winter.

  • smokehill

    The only reason our Community Organizer-in-Chief is pushing the wacko Global Warming nonsense is to smooth the way to his future earnings, just like Al Gore. Once this bottomfeeder leaves the White House he’ll be sitting on the Board or acting as a paid consultant for every loony environmental group that can cough up the price.

  • Anonymous

    Research the molecular weight of Co2 versus the our air and you will discover that its not possible to suspend Co2 in the air — it will fall to the ground where its needed to feed plant life. Scientists are lying about science. Moisture has the greatest “Green-House” effect on climate and coal is not a major contributor to atmospheric moisture levels — the Earth’s oceans are. FYI, another lie by scientists is oxygen comes from our forests, it does not, it comes from algae — also primarily from Earth’s oceans.
    Thank our blessed Creator they got the Big-Bang right and evolution. LMAO

  • Anonymous

    He wants to re-open the Chicago Carbon Exchange so he and his cronies can make trillions of we little people. You can’t attack energy producers without attacking energy consumers — everything will cost much, much more.

  • Jim

    He said that when he married mMooooooooo shelllllllll.. That was global warming rt there bra!

  • smokehill

    Their loony theory requires that virtually every jet mechanic & airplane maintenance worker in the world keeps the secret, forever, Must number in the tens of of thousands right now — and over the years there must be a couple of hundred thousands people keeping their mouths shut.

    Absurd.

  • Anonymous

    The weather cycles — period. Anthropogenic Co2 has nearly zero (0) effect on weather. Two years ago the arctic ice was gone forever now its back to normal and the current antarctic ice is at record levels while certain isolated glaciers have receded to levels of 2000 years ago but ocean levels remained the same throughout — not a single inch of rise in the Earth’s oceans. Climate Change is a farce meant to control the masses and bilk them of their fortunes.

  • smokehill

    It’s not a joke to the bewildered little trolls that actually swallow this Chemtrails babble.

    Largely uneducated, they get all their “data” from weird websites, and most of them swallow a host of other equally idiotic conspiracy theories about vaccines, or the Jewish Banker Conspiracy being behind the attacks on 9/11.

  • Anonymous

    Send the current EPA head to Irak…

  • TTAS

    Weather forecasting is not an exact science just like AGW is a farce.

  • Anonymous

    Wind patterns are different at varying heights. Some chem trails disappear very quickly due to wind speed and temperature while others at an altitude with less wind and colder temps will linger until conditions change or gravity causes them to slowly descend. Study wind patterns and temperatures at various altitudes and you’ll get it. The real question is not how chem trails affect weather but whether they affect health. I say we ban Al Gore from flying anywhere — just to be safe.

  • Anonymous

    Actually there were no chem trails from commercial flights over the US for half of 9/11 then 9/12 and 9/13, etc. Military jets were flying here and commercial flights around the world were flying also. The one thing that traps the most atmospheric heat is moisture. If the EPA can ban evaporation we’ll all be saved. Ha, ha!

  • Ralph Sampson

    The military jets had no substantial effect. Even with flights in other countries flying there was an observable change in temperature. Scientist never thought they would be able to test the theories. I will not mention what those are, you can look them up. You are the worst kind of learner because you jump to assumptions based more on your bias than fact. There is an important change to O2 that occurs when what you know as ozone is introduced. This is not a debatable subject but rather basic knowledge. While I will never be known as a ‘liberal’ or even a democrat I could never embrace the Republican party while you guys make fools out of yourselves to dispute science obtainable by teenagers. Those of you who perform in this manner, as well as the radicals from the left hurt society for all of us. Being stupid should not be part of being considered conservative.

  • Johhny “the rat”

    I’ll do better than that. My Mother’s hair stylist has a Sister who’s cousins are making $9,000 a week selling frog legs to restaurants. I can send you all that info for just $9.95 plus shipping and handling. BUT WAIT ! act withing the next 7.8 nano-seconds and receive an extra $5,000 just for ordering today!! You’ll be glad you did.

  • Ralph Sampson

    We have solid evidence on the east coast where I live of the oceans rising and it is not isolated. Of course there is subsidence as well but that can also be measured and removed from equations. Now let’s discuss o3. Familiar with it’s formation our atmospheres?

  • Johhny “the rat”

    The Trollenator:

  • Anonymous

    Ralph, you need to take classes to hone your comprehension skills which are apparently near zero.

    Stupid people are people like you who do not understand what they read. I never mentioned Co2 or the warming or cooling caused by chem trails. What I did is correctly point out that non-military flights over the USA were suspended for half of 9/11, not the whole day as you claimed, then 9/12 and 9/13, etc. until Bush lifted the ban. Then I correctly pointed out that atmospheric moisture traps the majority of heat are you saying it doesn’t? If you deny that then you need science classes.

    “Being stupid should not be part of being considered conservative” Your right, being stupid is jumping to conclusion that are not evident or verifiable like you just did.

  • Mike Nelson

    My easy bake oven drives convection.

    Weather machines!

  • Ralph Sampson

    I actually replied to someone else. Not sure why disqus placed it here. As for your assertions that I did address, yours are pointless and off topic. If we are baking a cake and I shout out that the world is spherical then I am correct, but off topic and I would look like a fool. It’s a common ploy that commentators use to bird walk away from a losing argument. You don’t even understand my points to be able to discuss them. I get your type and how you listen with your mouth and shout things on the comment sections under a fake name so you don’t have to own up to your opinions. So as for any back and forth with you, your not at my level. It’s a waste of time. Again, read a book.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO!!!
    Oh my, you actually believe the laws of nature (gravity) don’t apply to water off the eastern coast of the USA. I’ve read these works of fiction and there is no truth to it — period. Tides come in and go out but our coastal communities are not seeing this fictitious rise in ocean levels anywhere. You sound like the S Congressman who believed the Island of Guam would tip-over if we built a larger military base on it – two fools from the same pod.
    Ozone is — so what’s your point? Again you run down a rabbit hole with no explanation. Ozone fluctuates constantly and the dreaded hole or thinning over the northeast coast that Gore cited 15-years has not been proven to exist or to have caused any harm. The southern pole has a hole that grows and shrinks but has never disappeared in the fifty years that NASA has been monitoring it. It doesn’t trap “Green-House” gasses if that’s what you’re thinking; moisture does most of that and mankind cannot stop evaporation. Co2 is heavier than air and falls out of the atmosphere in a relatively short time, where it is consumed by plants and trees, but moisture doesn’t fall out of the atmosphere until conditions certain conditions are met. Stop being stupid and stick to facts not the pseudoscience from the IPCC and uncle Al. Remember the UN is dominated by despot dictators that have no love for America and Al Gore is making a bloody fortune off those gullible enough to eat his $hit.

  • Samuel Amann

    You’re right, it was the Delaware. I stand corrected.

  • Anonymous

    “Ralph Sampson GQ4U • 29 minutes ago
    The military jets had no…”

    Disqus got it right.

    Idiot this IS your response to me. I stick to my comment that you are too dense to understand what you read and now you show you are too dense to remember what you wrote and to whom. I do read, that’s why I’m smarter than you. Go play in your sand box and enjoy the cat turds — assuming you recognize one when you find it. There’s probably a book for that, get your mommy to help you with the the big words like cat and turd. Now stop wasting my time and come back when you grow up or the east coast is under water — neither is very likely happen.

  • Anonymous

    Please learn about Contrails.

    They’ve been around as long as planes have been flying high. And, yes, they do hang around for a long time and may even start cloud formations.

    During the second world war, they looked like this:

    http://contrailscience.com/wp-content/uploads/1454956689_44a09f2d27_r2.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Right now, the oceans are about 400 feet higher than they were a few thousand years ago. Nearly all of that ocean level rise was before mankind ever got industrialized.

    The FARCE is to claim that the climate would be ‘stable’ if only the USA were to be stopped from energy-producing activities, so China can suck up and burn all those carbon-based fuels instead.

    The goal is to suck up America’s wealth and transfer America’s productivity to China, while “de-developing” the United States (John Holdren, Science Czar to Barack Obama).

    That’s the game.

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow, that’s exactly what I saw and what callers on the Ground Zero show say they see. So what’s the dif between contrails and chem trails? And why is Clyde Lewis so gung-ho about chem trails affecting weather?

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure chem trails start rain storms but yeah that would have been nice. Texas could have used some of that for a couple of years

  • Anonymous

    Pesticides from crop dusters and sprays sure made people sick back in boomer days. It’s a wonder we even made it through those years with all the heavy spraying g being done. Maybe it’s a mind trick, if people don’t know to be sick they won’t be. Documentaries showed that life back then was kinda risky like that.

  • Anonymous

    Silver nitrate? The stuff they put in newborn babies eyes is dumped into the sky?

  • Anonymous

    You might be right about climate change being a scam since .mostly the people who talk about it being man-made think it happens because of air pollution and stuff. There was lots of climate change back before all the modern stuff started getting used. But I bet the modern stuff isn’t helping.

  • Anonymous

    More than 50,000 new chemicals have been created since WWII. Bon appetit.

  • Curtis D. Jundt, Bismarck ND

    It’s ALWAYS ALWAYS about the money. ……not even Obama believes the voodoo science! !

  • Anonymous

    “”Right now, the oceans are about 400 feet higher than they were a few thousand years ago.”” When? Where are all the old coastal cities that are now under water? I have heard of a few underwater cities in earth quake zones but not generalized on a global level. Of course there’s Noah’s flood but that ended in about a year.

    Good point about Holdren and Barry’s global redistribution plans. Most poor people, especially blacks, thought the redistribution was going to them but they are too well off in America by BHO’s standards for redistribution. Now he’s importing tens of thousands of kids from Central and South America to give handouts.

  • Anonymous

    The modern stuff is too small to make any real impact on the climate. Some of the “true” believers admit that if mankind were to return to a life style similar to the Stone Age it wouldn’t change future climate patterns much at all. Climate Change should be more aptly named climate ripoff because its control and money they seek. They care about the planet because they know full well its a global hoax.

  • Anonymous

    Well. glory, it sure is dangerous to be a person. Any immune system that has to clean all that up and make sure a person doesn’t get sick at any moment is truly impressive.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, the “they” sure like making problems for themselves. Maybe they should just come clean(no pun intended) and say that the green in green energy is the money they can get people spending for alternative things. It seems like people ARE healthier because of alternate fuels and household products. Although it’s strange, the pollution gets cleaned up and people are breathing better at the same time they’re getting fatter than ever.

  • Robert Dickens

    Here’s your proof of global warming. Need I say more?
    http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/positive_proof_of_global_warming.jpg

  • Andrew

    Oh my God ppl…Chem trails are not a conspiracy. Stop watching stupid YouTube videos and do some actual research. http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/18/nasa-admits-to-chemtrails-as-they-propose-spraying-stratospheric-aerosols-into-earths-atmosphere/

  • Anonymous

    This ‘Faux Global Warming’ that Obama is touting is a means of “Money Making, for him and his friends that he gave millions of Our Tax Dollars to for “Solyndra, that ONLY lasted a year in business, with the owners making millions Even after it went belly up with their bonuses. It was “Obama’s payback to his donors, so they usethe global warming hoax, to give the money back that got him elected. Al Gore, has found a “niche for making HIS millions-while he jets all over the world, spewing toxins into the air, and keeping his mansion(which is the equivilant of 5 normal homes)going using tons of electric power, etc. He is heavily invested in businesses that are pushing the global warming meme, as it’s HIS MONEY MAKER.

  • Commenter

    Once again: Liar, liar, pants on fire.

  • Anonymous

    i watched a plane spew contrails today. the sky was busy with them. the plane kept flying but the white leavings just suddenly stopped. not natural.

  • PDS

    Don’t confuse them with the facts..

  • PDS

    This is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions “angle” today or this year.. Just wait, he’s often wrong and changes directions. It all depends on election year and what he thinks will stir up votes. I think all of the noise around “chemtrails” and “contrails” are (paranoid) distractions to further cloud the questions or any real issues that may exist.

  • smokehill

    That baboon currently soiling the furniture in the Oval Office isn’t satisfied just raising taxes & forcing people to buy insurance they don’t need or don’t want — he’s purposely driving the cost of energy up so his crooked buddies who work the environmental rackets can line their pockets with cash they scam from government contracts. Remember Solyndra & the others?

    “President” Hussein is already driving the price of electricity through the roof by putting coal mines out of business — and tens of thousands of miners out of work. Nice payback for all the union fools who supported this Kenyan disaster.

  • LeRoy Curtis

    The immediate danger the world faces is not climate change. Mankind is more likely to be destroyed quickly by nuclear blast from terrorists than slowly by fossil fuels.

  • Doc Farmer

    I must speak out in Obama’s defense. When over 50% of the populace is gathering the wood to burn you at the stake….Even I can see where he would think it is getting warmer.

  • COMALite J

    “Baboon”? “Kenyan disaster”? Your racism and utter idiocy (unless you meant “Kenyan” by paternal ethnicity and paternal cultural heritage instead of by birth) are showing. Do note that even Glenn Beck has denounced Birtherism.

    As for “President Hussein,” did you call Nixon “President Milhouse”? Or Bush “President Walker”? Or his dad “President Herbert Walker”? Or the previous Democratic President “President Jefferson”? Why focus on the middle name his parents gave him at birth, decades before we ever had an enemy (a former ally whom we personally armed with WMDs, I might add) who had that as a surname? He had no choice in that, and nobody knew at the time that we would someday have an enemy by that name (and then only as surname). “Hussein” is a very common name in the cultures of Arabic, Persian, and many African nations as both given name and surname, about like how “William(s[on])” would be for us (see also King Hussein).

    As for putting coal mines out of business, so, we should let them keep on blowing up beautiful mountains (“♪♫ For | pur-ple moun-tains | maj-es-ty, … ♫♪” — heck, the Smokey Mountains got one of those National Park Commemoratve Quarters issued this very year!) and poisoning vast water supplies, so we can keep on providing jobs to miners who stand a large chance (partly due to the nature of the job, but also largely due to gross negligence in basic safety measures on the part of the companies) of dying a horrible death in a mine collapse? And who, if they survive that and aren’t killed in some other way first, will get black lung and/or lung cancer (arguably an even worse way to die, and definitely a slower, more drawn-out suffocation and agony) if they spend more than a few years mining? Not to mention giving the kids in the region asthma at a rate far higher than almost anywhere else in America.

    But heaven forfend that you pay a few cents more per kW/hr just to keep men from dying horrible deaths at the hands of downright abusive employers and children from suffering and water from being poisoned and beautiful (and environmentally important) mountaintops being blown to smithereens and thus taken away from the enjoyment of our children, grandchildren, and future generations, forever. Note that I haven’t even touched on the CO₂ and other greenhouse stuff.

    Granted, coal is the main source of employment and economy in many Appalachian regions. They need to find a better one — or, better yet, multiple bases for their local and regional economies. Putting all of one’s economic eggs in one basket is a very bad idea (just ask Detroit).

  • COMALite J

    The EPA is a corrupt body. They have accepted more bribes and lobbyist
    influence than damn near any other commission in the last 30 years.

    Citation needed. I’m not so much doubting you as wanting verification. Thanks in advance.

    Oh, and do you remember who created the EPA?

  • COMALite J

    Actually, there’s an even bigger danger than that: BWRs (Boiling Water nuclear fission Reactors). That’s an early design which is still in use in over 500 reactors globally, most near coasts (because that’s where we build our cities) and a great many near or even on fault lines, and many of those are also on coasts.

    Nuclear bombs spew lots of radiation and radioisotopes, but only for a minute or two. Out-of-control reactors with compromised shielding are sustained fission reactions, and keep on spewing radioisotopes. Look at what Fukushima alone is doing and may very well wind up doing (it could all too easily result in the entire Northern Hemisphere having to be evacuated for centuries and the end of all vertebrate life there) and multiply that by 500.

    Sleep well.

    Note: Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) are much safer, and thorium reactors are safer still. I’m not against nuclear power per se — just those old and very unsafe Mark I designs that are sadly still in use worldwide. Had Fukushima Daichi’s reactors been PWRs instead of BWRs, they would’ve safely automatically shut down from gravity alone, even without power. Though, the Reactor 4 storage pool situation (the most dangerous aspect) would probably still exist.

  • Ralph Sampson

    To add to this, what was a chemical weapon in WW1 is part of the process for making that plastic cup some of you are drinking out of right now. Microwave safe! Ha ha!

  • Ralph Sampson

    Compare the flood maps that are required to participate in the NFIP that are public. You will see an increase. The only point of the comments concerning chem trails and 9/11 was the observation on those days of the change in surface temps when compared to similar conditions. I would love to have this conversation in person. Not much point in my calling names to some angry person on the internet. But i will say this one thing…your mom.

  • Ralph Sampson

    I disagree and agree with your assessment. I posted on here already that we are not making a difference if we simply buy the items that are part of the pollution process from someone else such as China. What we should do is set trade levels based upon our own ideals. Why do we hamper ourselves with rules only to be ok with it out of sight? Clearly we need coal so Obama is jumping the gun there and it will be a lethal error. Coal is a strength in the US and if we do not use it, we will still export it. So the planet has the same(likely worse) problem and we have less security and depressed economy.That’s stupid. However, the suggestion that we are in a natural cycle when we have observable evidence of the break down of ozone is incorrect. My original point is this should not be a political debate. Agreeing with it via ‘your team’ doesn’t make it correct.

  • Ralph Sampson

    There was no global flood as depicted in the bible.

  • Ralph Sampson

    I’m not sure why you keep bringing up Gore aside from your partisan disease. He didn’t identify the hole. Ozone devolves to o2. We can make that change in a lab. We know it. Moisture is at the mercy of heat so it is pointless to attempting to add that into the equation. On trees capturing anything. If we burn wood it it changes form and is recaptured by a new tree(or other things). So if you have a net gain on trees you win. Fossil fuels CANNOT be regenerated without the ingredient of time. We will never be able to replace our reserves, nor can we effectively capture what it emits. Considering it is a finite product and we can say for sure it will not always be here, why not change our habits and seek alternatives? That’s smart, not political football.

  • Bob Young

    Obama is an abject moron regarding the subject of climate change. Anyone with an ounce of self respect would not align themselves with statements made by such a buffoon as Obama. Is this a surprise? Not really. Although, I would have done a much more effective job on this topic than Senator Sessions did.

  • Bob Young

    Chem trails? Seriously?

  • Bob Young

    Can you cite specific examples of this?

  • Anonymous

    Of what? Chem trails? Not unleashing one from my berm window that slowly moved across the sky after hanging around for a while(no pun intended)is proof. Weather being different? Yup, Chicago has only has summer for two days so far while loads of other places were much warmer. That was especially noticeable when the forecast called for hot weather not only for the next day but over the next five. The farther a forecast gets from the immediate future the more it can be wrong but I’ve never known the very next day’s one to be wrong. Not at least 10 to fifteen degrees off, anyway. That’s pretty noticeable.

  • Anonymous
  • Kat Saved

    I’ve found this to be a powerful antidote for the intellectual plague of today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • landofaahs

    Many climatologists believe we are going into an El Nino period where we will receive more rain than we have been. The biggest factor determining the weather is Solar activity and that is done by God, not man.

  • Bill Norris

    Lewis is probably nuts. Who knows. Where in Texas are you. Contrails, which stands for condensation trails will be heaviest between busy airports in large cities like D/FW and Bush (IAH) in Houston. I can’t believe they are some kind of chemical, because if they were, they aren’t helping the phony climate change nonsense.

  • Patrick Cloward

    He probably used to work for Gawker

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I’m not in Texas. I’m in Chicago. But I listen to Ground Zero from a station in Cleveland since no station here carries either that show nor Coast to Coast. Thanks for the explanation about contrails.

  • Anonymous

    LOL

  • Anonymous

    Yet, how many of them would recommend that we bankrupt our economy for the foreseeable future to address the climate “crisis”? I’d bet that they all would support the president on this, even though they won’t commit to full on agreement with what can only be called an abject lie in light of the actual science and measurements. Worse, climatologists continue to double down as well, and the most strident voice on this is the president and his science advisor, John Holdren. All of their “models” are anything BUT models of the climate and they are completely in adversity to recorded temperature data. Typical.