Saturday, July 22, 2006

James Inhofe is a dangerous idiot

How do I know this? Because he recently said this about global warming: "[A]ll of the recent science... it confirms that I was right on this thing. This thing is a hoax." (He also said that Al Gore, who puts him to shame in this matter as in all matters, is "full of crap".)

No, it's not a hoax. In fact, the vast majority of scientific research on global warming concludes that it's a serious problem, potentially a cataclysmic one.

See here, here, here, here, here. (Not that people like Inhofe care much about the facts.)

Here's how I've put it before: Too many of those in positions to do anything about the problem, including those at the very top, don't take it seriously, if they even recognize it at all. In the end, we may all suffer for their neglect of what is perhaps the most far-reaching crisis of our time.

Senator Inhofe is in a position to do something about global warming, but obviously he prefers fantasy over reality, ignorance over truth.

He is an embarrassment to the Senate. He is an embarrassment period. Given his power and influence, however, he is a truly dangerous idiot.

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