[Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe

Temur Akhmedov okenergysavers at live.com
Wed Mar 13 08:05:22 UTC 2013

Key note speaker at OSN conference in 2009 said that we need to reach out to people outside of our usual circle. 

Conferences, public awareness campaigns, work shops, seminars, including recent idea of U Ask Initiative - all should be aimed at broader groups of people

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From: dlb at ou.edu
To: ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 02:14:31 +0000
Subject: Re: [Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe

He is not an idiot he just knows what his constituents want to hear and plays it for all the reelections are worth. It's his constituents that are ignorant and uneducated and nothing said otherwise will be acknowledged or accepted. They remind me of the
 religious ideologues of the Middle Ages dust could only comprehend a flat earth being the center of the universe no matter what the facts were. They need to be ignored and sidestepped. As Mr Weasley so aptly put it in Order if the Phoenix "Truth will out"
 not that I would try to comparing Lord Voldemort and Jim Inhofe. It would bring the movie series down comparing a great evil wizard to a conniving muggle. 

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On Mar 12, 2013, at 7:48 PM, "Vicke Adams" <vicke at vickeadams.com> wrote:

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I am fuming. I got the
 e-mail you will find below from Senator Inhofe when I wrote regarding his position on global warming. My reply e-mail is also below. I know that it doesn’t do any good to argue with him on this subject as he wrote a whole book of bullsh**t on the subject.
 However, I just can’t stand it that he thinks he can throw out these lies to his constituents and get away with it. Does he think we are all stupid? I guess if they keep reducing education funding maybe they will get a generation that is stupid enough to accept
 his phony baloney.
I wish everyone would
 write to him and give him the facts of which he seems to be ignorant. Maybe, at least he would begin to figure out that there are people in Oklahoma who cannot be duped by him and others like him with their hands in the pockets of oil and gas.

Ugh… thanks
 for letting me vent.



 Vicke Adams [mailto:vicke at vickeadams.com]

Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:06 PM

To: 'Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov'

Subject: RE: Responding to your message

Dear Senator Inhofe,
The “leak” by blogger Alec Rawls took one sentence from a large IPCC report and used it out of
 context to try to support his uneducated view of climate change. In fact, there was no manipulation of data by scientists as you claim. No credible, science-educated person agrees with that view. 
Michael Mann, a climatologist and the director of Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University stated that
solar forcing has been flat over the past fifty years during which we've seen the greatest amount of warming. He said that there was nothing in the new IPCC report that in any way calls that conclusion into question.
Furthermore, former climate change skeptic and physics professor, Richard
 Muller, PhD, in a study heavily funded by Bill Gates and the Koch Charitable Foundation, came to the conclusion that not only is climate change real,
it is
Muller writes: “Three years ago I identified
 problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates
 of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause.”

 Berkeley project’s research has shown, Muller says, “that the average temperature of the Earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover,
 it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases.”

While it may be true that the United States cannot unilaterally fix the problem, we
 certainly can be leaders in the solution. Right now, thanks to leaders without vision, or those with too many rewards from the oil and gas industry, the U.S. is behind many other industrial countries in reducing the causes of global warming.

As a mother and a grandmother, I recognize that much more than
 our economic well-being is a stake. The future lives of our grandchildren are threatened by political leaders who refuse to accept what has been proven by science. Please, get your facts straight and start thinking about helping to ensure a future for both
 our grandchildren.

Vicke Adams, MSES
Proctor, OK


Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov [mailto:Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov]

Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:11 PM

vicke at vickeadams.com

Subject: Responding to your message


Dear Vicke:


Thank you for your correspondence.  As your voice in Washington, I appreciate the opportunity to know
 your views on climate change. 

As a father of four and a grandfather of twelve, I am extremely concerned that measures to address climate
 change would lower the quality of life and economic well-being of future generations.  When I became the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee in 2003, I decided to closely examine the scientific evidence as to whether global warming was real,
 man-made, and potentially catastrophic, as many were asserting.  I learned from many credible scientists, who began to contact me about the issue, that the science behind global warming was, in fact, not settled. Additional research confirmed for me that the
 catastrophic global warming hypothesis was wrong. My skepticism was further confirmed in 2009 when leaked emails from scientists contributing to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) exposed that they manipulated data using flawed science to
 arrive at their so-called consensus claims.   

Nevertheless, the Obama Administration is determined to implement global warming regulations that will impose
 the largest tax increase in American history, generate higher energy prices, and destroy jobs with very little impact on global greenhouse gases.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analysis has shown that cap-and-trade would fail to reduce our dependence
 on foreign oil, something its proponents claim is central to cap-and-trade legislation.  China has already passed the United States as the leading carbon dioxide emitter, and India is not far behind.  Without matching efforts to limit these gases among developing
 nations, the United States stands to lose thousands of jobs, many of which would go to countries without global warming regulations.  In reality, unilateral action would result in increased emissions globally, because efficient manufacturing in our country
 would be exported to less efficient countries without greenhouse gas emission restrictions.  I am thus committed to stopping legislation that would impose financial hardships on the American people under the auspices of providing a solution to climate change.

Thank you again for taking the time to express
 your concerns. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me again.



James M. Inhofe

United States Senator


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