The 60 Second Update with

Senator Jim Inhofe

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1. Is global warming man made, and what impact -- if any -- is it having on the planet?

Over the past seven years, I have led the fight in the Senate to stand up and expose the science, the costs, and the hysteria behind global warming alarmism. Until this year, any scientist, reporter, or politician who dared raise even the slightest suspicion about the science behind global warming was dismissed and repeatedly mocked.

Yet, in a stunning turn of events this year, a UN IPCC climate scientist told more than 1500 climate scientists gathered at the UN's World Climate Conference: "People will say this is global warming disappearing. I am not one of the sceptics. However, we have to ask the nasty questions ourselves or other people will do it." This quote comes from Mojib Latif, who the New York Times describes as "a prize-winning climate and ocean scientist."

It is important to point out that the phase of global warming that started in 1979 has itself been halted since 1998. This is not an empty assertion, but an irrefutable fact, according to temperature data. According to paleo-climate scientist Dr. Bob Carter, “The accepted global average temperature statistics used by the IPCC show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stability has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts per million (or 4 per cent) in atmospheric CO2. Second, lower atmosphere satellite-based temperature measurements, if corrected for non-greenhouse influences such as El Nino events and large volcanic eruptions, show little if any global warming since 1979, a period over which atmospheric CO2 has increased by 55 parts per million (17 %)."

 

 Question 2. What would the impact of the Democrats' "climate change" proposals be on our economy?

 

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Senator Inhofe is the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee. He represents the State of Oklahoma.