Whitehouse Fact-Checks the ‘Senator with the Snowball’
After James Inhofe (R-OK), Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball in the Senate chamber to question the science of climate change, he ran into a blizzard of reality from climate hawk Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
“If you go to Earth Now it’s actually quite easy to load, and you can see how the polar vortex measurably brings the cold air down to New England where we are right now,” Whitehouse said. “This is produced by NASA. These are pretty serious people. So you can believe NASA and you can believe what their satellites measure on the planet, or you can believe the Senator with the Snowball.”
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The U.S. Navy, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, leading U.S. companies, and every major American scientific society understand that climate change is real and caused by human activity, Whitehouse noted. “The fundamental principle that it is derived from carbon pollution, which comes from burning fossil fuels, is beyond legitimate dispute, to the point where every leading scientific organization on the planet calls them unequivocal.”
So “you can believe every major American scientific society, or you can believe the Senator with the Snowball.”