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Inhofe Distorts New UN Report On Climate Change: ‘We Are All Skeptics Now’

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    http://thinkprogress.org/2006/12/11/inhofe-climate-change/ Inhofe Distorts New UN Report On Climate Change: ‘We Are All Skeptics Now’ InhofeOn Sunday, the
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      Inhofe Distorts New UN Report On Climate Change: �We Are All Skeptics
      Now�

      InhofeOn Sunday, the London Telegraph previewed a new report from the
      UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is viewed as an
      authoritative source of global warming science.

      According to the Telegraph, the report concludes �there can be little
      doubt that humans are responsible for warming the planet.� Moreover,
      carbon dioxide emissions are accelerating and the IPCC predicts �that
      temperatures will rise by up to 4.5 C during the next 100 years,
      bringing more frequent heat waves and storms.�

      The IPCC also �lowered predictions of how much sea levels will rise in
      comparison with its last report in 2001.� The new estimate was �a
      refinement due to better data on how climate works rather than a
      reduction in the risk posed by global warming.�

      Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), outgoing chairman of the Environment &
      Public Works Committee, said the report is evidence that global
      warming was all hype:

      We are all skeptics now. It appears that the UN is now
      acknowledging what an increasing number of scientists who study the
      climate have come to realize: Predictions of manmade catastrophic
      global warming are simply unsustainable.

      Inhofe�s core claim is that global warming is �the greatest hoax ever
      perpetrated on the American people� and humans are not responsible for
      climate change. The new IPCC report does not support Inhofe�s
      position, it undermines it.

      It�s ironic that Inhofe is now citing the IPCC as an authority. In
      speech on the Senate floor in 2003, Inhofe claimed that �the IPCC
      process resembled a Soviet-style trial, in which the facts are
      predetermined, and ideological purity trumps technical and scientific
      rigor.�

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      Filed under: Global Warming

      Posted by Judd December 11, 2006 1:10 pm

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