One Year Since Senator Whitehouse Announced That Winters Are Getting Shorter

It has been one year since Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse announced that winters are getting shorter, and that pipelines generate more CO2 than transporting oil by rail.

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Senator Whitehouse is very angry at climate change deniers who ignore scientific evidence.

Rhode Island is having their longest and coldest winter on record.

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18 Responses to One Year Since Senator Whitehouse Announced That Winters Are Getting Shorter

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Rhode Island was one of the states orginially colonized. Inbreeding probably causes the higher incidence of Asthma.

    First-cousin marriage without restriction is permitted in nineteen states—Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia—and the District of Columbia.

    From Same Source:


    nature of kin-recognition psychology awaits definition, and while the degree to which it can be overcome by cultural forces is poorly understood, an overwhelming body of research now shows that evolutionary biology and evolved human psychology play a central role in human aversion to incest.

    Inbreeding leads to an increase in homozygosity (the same allele at the same locus on both members of a chromosome pair). This occurs because close relatives are much more likely to share the same alleles than unrelated individuals. This is especially important for recessive alleles that happen to be deleterious, which are harmless and inactive in a heterozygous pairing but, when homozygous, can cause serious developmental defects. Such offspring have a much higher chance of death before reaching the age of reproduction, leading to what biologists call inbreeding depression, a measurable decrease in fitness due to inbreeding among populations with deleterious recessives. Recessive genes, which can contain various genetic problems, appear more often in the offspring of procreative couplings whose members both have the same gene. For example, the child of persons who are both hemophiliac has a 25% chance of having hemophilia.
    Leavitt has argued that inbreeding in small populations can have long-term positive effects: “small inbreeding populations, while initially increasing their chances for harmful homozygotic recessive pairings on a locus, will quickly eliminate such genes from their breeding pools, thus reducing their genetic loads”.

    However, other specialists have argued that these positive long-term effects of inbreeding are almost always unrealized because the short-term fitness depression is enough for selection to discourage it. In order for such a “purification” to work, the offspring of close mate pairings must be either homozygous-dominant (completely free of bad genes) or -recessive (will die before reproducing). If there are heterozygous offspring, they will be able to transmit the defective genes without themselves feeling any effects. This model does not account for multiple deleterious recessives (most people have more than one) and multi-locus gene linkages. The introduction of mutations negates the weeding out of bad genes, and evidence exists that homozygous individuals are often more at risk to pathogenic predation. Because of these complications, it is extremely difficult to overcome the initial spike in fitness penalties incurred by inbreeding.

  2. Note also the “warming lakes”.

  3. omanuel says:

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”

  4. SMS says:

    Senator Whitehouse is a far leftist progressive who is not interested in understanding CAGW science. He is only interested in pushing forward his agenda with whatever lies he needs to tell to keep the false narrative alive. It was Senator Whitehouse who questioned Dr. Roy Spencers religious beliefs rather than the science of AGW in a recent climate hearing.

    If the shoe were on the other foot and Senator Whitehouse were to be questioned on climate science, he would show his complete ignorance of the subject. Yet his comments in the article above are given credence by the newspaper doing the story. This shows that the newspaper has no better credentials than the ignorant senator.

    • inMAGICn says:

      A proglodyte.

      • SMS says:

        I think you hit that nail on the head: I had to look it up though.


        (accurate) term of abuse/contempt/description for an unthinkingly reflexive and personally unpleasant leftist shit-thrower. A diagnostic term, to distinguish the over-medicated NPR-listener, the slobbering burn-out druggie, the perpetual undergraduate, and other leftist menagerie members from their most vocal exemplar.

        That LVQ is such a effing proglodyte, he thinks mass-murder is a small price to pay for carbon offsets.

        Goddamned proglodyte mothereffers trashed campus GOP offices, then bitched about police brutality when they got busted.

  5. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Gaia is a mean bitch and loves serving up her schadenfreude ice cold.

  6. dmacleo says:

    still have spots with 4 feet of snow and MANY areas with 3 feet.
    all 1.75 acre lawn covered with at least 3 inches still
    wish it was warming a bit as I need to replace a roofjack (concentric vent) for on demand water heater and need 2 sunny 45 deg days in a row to reseal it.

  7. gator69 says:

    I wonder which model the White House is using?

  8. ren says:

    ARCTIC SEA ICE —A second maximum—
    This is a little interesting, mainly because it kerpows a custard pie into the face of the overly-serious reporters who where making drama of a “low maximum”. a few weeks back.

    I quiet honestly have a hard time even noticing the dire reports of shrinking sea-ice any more, because the media seems impervious to facts. I used to get all excited, and worked very hard to alert them to the data they seemed unaware of. I have since decided they could care less. They are paid to report a certain view, and their job is to seek molehills, and make mountains out of them.

  9. Andy DC says:

    Who are the deniers now? Denying what is happening right in their own back yard. Could you say delusional?

  10. nutso fasst says:

    Perhaps Sen. Whitehouse doesn’t want his constituency to know that the Rhode Island coast is subsiding faster than the sea level there is rising. Eventually, the slope to the coast will reach a “tipping point,” and either everything will slide into the sea or the state will, like Guam, capsize from the weight of all the coastal development.

  11. Brian H says:

    Serves ’em right. Elections have consequences. Vide Obama.

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