Sunday, March 22, 2015

In a shocker, a single snowball doesn't mean we're all covered in snow

A few weeks ago, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball into the Senate to prove that climate change/global warming is a hoax because he is just that stupid.

The facts, from the National Climatic Data Center, show different:
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2015 was the second highest since record keeping began in 1880. Both the year-to-date (January–February) and seasonal (December–February) globally averaged temperatures were record high.
During February, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.48°F (0.82°C) above the 20th century average. This was the second highest for February in the 1880–2015 record. The highest temperature occurred in 1998, at 1.55°F (0.86°C) above average.
 Yeah, good job, Inhofe.


SJHoneywell said...

I have no proof of this, but Inhofe might actually be the stupidest elected official within my lifetime. That's a real achievement considering Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.

Ipecac said...

I'd champion Louis Gohmert.

But if we had a head to head matchup for dumbest Congressperson between the two, I fear it would cause such a massive dumbplosion that the entire planet would be sucked into a singularity of stupid. So perhaps it's best if we never know.

SJHoneywell said...

Yeah, I blocked Louis Gohmert out of my head.