Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) declared on the Senate floor Thursday that the debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over, and that it has been shown conclusively that human activity is leading to global warming.
“People say there are questions about the theory,” he said. “No, there are not.
“The argument that the jury is still out on climate change is a false and bogus argument,” he added. “The jury is not out. In fact, the jury is in, the effects are obvious, they surround us every day, and we need to take action.”
Whitehouse said the theory that warmth creates a moist atmosphere that traps heat has been around since the Civil War. “That’s been basic textbook science for a century,” he said. “It’s never been controverted. It’s a law, essentially, of science.”
The definition of controverted is
Apparently he believes that no one has ever argued about global warming.
Untill Hansen corrupted the data for the umpteenth time in 2005, 1934 was the hottest year on record in the US. It was also the driest year on record in the US – with 80% of the country experiencing drought simultaneously. Hot temperatures are associated with a dry atmosphere, not a wet atmosphere – like in Texas last month.
Like Obama, Whitehouse assumes that Democratic Party voters are complete morons.