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Climate Misinformer: James Inhofe

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Quotes by James Inhofe

Climate Myth What the Science Says
"this 97% [of climate scientists accepting human-caused global warming], that doesn't mean anything. I named literally thousands of scientists on the floor...and these were top people."
14 March 2012 (Source)
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
"the cost to the American taxpayers [of climate legislation] would be between 3 and 4 hundred billion dollars a year"
14 March 2012 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"Regarded as the “greatest scandal of our generation” by the UK Telegraph, “Climategate,” as the scandal is called, discloses what scientists over the years had been telling me: the so-called “consensus” is simply wrong."
1 March 2011 (Source)
A number of investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.
"In 2007, I released my first report detailing over 400 scientists who rejected the so-called “consensus” that global warming is causing a planetary disaster; today, that list stands at well over 700 scientists."
1 March 2011 (Source)
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
"In short, some parts of the IPCC process resembled a Soviet-style trial, in which the facts are predetermined, and ideological purity trumps technical and scientific rigor. "
28 July 2003 (Source)

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

"The now-infamous "hockey stick" graph was enthusiastically embraced by the IPCC, which used it as a basis of the Third Assessment. Dr. Michael Mann of the University of Virginia was its principal author. The study, which Mann and others conducted, examines climate trends over the past 1,000 years. As many scientists have pointed out since its publication, it contains many flaws. "
28 July 2003 (Source)
Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
"For the last several minutes I have been talking about natural climate variability over the past 1,000 years. But we can go back even further in history to see dramatic changes in climate that had nothing to do with SUVs or power plants. "
28 July 2003 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"Energy suppression, as official government and non-partisan private analyses have amply confirmed, means higher prices for food, medical care, and electricity, as well as massive job losses and drastic reductions in gross domestic product, all the while providing virtually no environmental benefit. In other words: a raw deal for the American people and a crisis for the poor. "
28 July 2003 (Source)

Those who contribute the least greenhouse gases will be most impacted by climate change.

"It's also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global temperatures would lead to the catastrophes predicted by alarmists. In fact, it appears that just the opposite is true: that increases in global temperatures may have a beneficial effect on how we live our lives. "
28 July 2003 (Source)
Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health & environment far outweigh any positives.
"I would like to submit at the end of my remarks a July 8 editorial by former Carter Administration Energy Secretary James Schlesinger on the science of climate change. In that editorial, Dr. Schlesinger takes issue with alarmists who assert there is a scientific consensus supporting their views."
28 July 2003 (Source)
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
"Appell and Blix sound very much like those who warned us in the 1970s that the planet was headed for a catastrophic global cooling."
28 July 2003 (Source)
The vast majority of climate papers in the 1970s predicted warming.
"Kyoto, and Kyoto-like policies developed here in this body, would cause the greatest harm to the poorest among us. "
28 July 2003 (Source)

Those who contribute the least greenhouse gases will be most impacted by climate change.

"Climate alarmists see an opportunity here to tax the American people"
28 July 2003 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"The claim that global warming is caused by man-made emissions is simply untrue and not based on sound science."
28 July 2003 (Source)
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"C02 does not cause catastrophic disasters-actually it would be benefitical to our environment and our economy."
28 July 2003 (Source)

The effects of enhanced CO2 on terrestrial plants are variable and complex and dependent on numerous factors

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