[Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe

Eric Pollard ewpollard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 19:55:44 UTC 2013

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On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Bob Moore - Biodiesel <
bobmoorebiodiesel at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have been involved with Green Energy for many years.  I have been a
> member of the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council  for years,  I am involved
> with Biodiesel and with SIPS Housing.
> I find it odd that some people are so upset with Senator Jim Inhofe who is
> 100% correct about global warming.  Wish these people were as upset with
> all the lies from Obama.
> I can show you global warming --- when a farmer plows a field - the temp
> goes up in the earth and in the air but that does not mean is it bad.  How
> many bombs was explored in World War II yet the earth recovered .  Global
> Warming people believe they are smarter than GOD and it is up to you to
> solve the world problems.
> The Federal Government should be involved with global warmer issues at all.
> Bob Moore
> Bob Moore Biodiesel - Bob Moore Commercial Financing - phone 580-695-0331-
> www.biodieselok.webs.com  - email bobmoorebiodiesel at yahoo.com
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Vicke Adams <vicke at vickeadams.com>
> *To:* ok-sus at lists.oksustainability.org
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:18 PM
> *Subject:* [Ok-sus] my exchange with Senator Inhofe
> 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
> *From:* 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 man-made.
> 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.”
> The 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
> *From:* Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov [mailto:Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov<Jim_Inhofe at inhofe.senate.gov>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:11 PM
> *To:* 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.
> Sincerely,
> James M. Inhofe
> United States Senator
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