RUSH: This is Boxer-Inhofe this morning in Washington, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. James Inhofe said this.
INHOFE: One of the largest newspapers over there said this is the most significant scientific scandal of our generation. Yet global warming alarmism has been sold on the very notion that man-made greenhouse gases are causing environmental catastrophes, Himalayan glaciers melting and all that stuff. But now we know there’s no objective basis for these claims that I’ve just talked about. The Obama administration then is moving ahead with a massive job killing tax for no good reason. The minority report shows the world’s leading climate scientists acting like political scientists.
RUSH: We got a problem up there? Everybody sounds like they’re underwater with our sound bites, or are we just doing this on purpose today to cause more attention to be focused on the sound bites? I haven’t gotten an answer on this yet. We’ll just keep playing ’em. (interruption) Okay, oh, it’s not our equipment, it’s a lousy copy, I’m told. Well, I don’t need another copy here. I’m very tuned to the way people sound and I know that the Senate’s not doing this hearing underwater with scuba tanks. All right, here’s Boxer now, a portion of her remarks.
BOXER: In my opening statement, I didn’t quote one international scientist or IPCC. I quoted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, I quoted NASA. I think they know what they’re talking about. And the AAA, in this case the American Association of the Advancement of Science, we’ve been keeping records for 130 years, and we’ve had the warmest decade in that time. And we can track the ice. So two things I wanted to dispel. We are quoting the American scientific community here and we are talking about facts on the ground, what’s been observed over the last decade because climate change is about decade to decade, not day to day.
RUSH: Right. And there’s been a decade and a half of no warming since 1995. NOAA is as corrupt as the IPCC is. NOAA is as corrupt and James Hansen at NASA is as corrupt as Phil Jones. It’s a worldwide cabal. So this is their out now, this is their out. (imitating Boxer) ‘No, we’re not relying on those frauds over there in Great Britain, no, no, no, we’re relying on the American frauds because they’re our frauds and we’re going to go patriotic on this. Our fraud scientists are Americans, so that’s who we’re listening to, we’re not listening to the other guys.’ Let’s go back, October 29th, 2007, Boxer using day-to-day observations to say global warming was happening.
BOXER: He also remarked that the most optimistic climate models for the second half of this century suggest that 30 to 70% of the snow pack will disappear. Now, no wonder we have people visiting our offices who are just already hurting from the recreation industry in this nation. They see what’s happening, they see the handwriting on the wall. We have to act.
RUSH: Yeah. So there she is using day-to-day activity to cite global warming as something that is happening. And March 19th of last year, here she is quoting this fraudulent, corrupt UN group, the IPCC.
BOXER: Looking at the United States of America, the IPCC clearly warned that unchecked global warming will lead to reduced snow pack in the western mountains, critically reducing access to water, which is our lifeblood.
RUSH: Okay, so last year the IPCC was gold, that was the gold standard. Now screw the IPCC. No, no, no, no, we’re not relying on them, we’re relying on Americans. Inhofe’s got ’em here by the shorts, folks, but they’re not going to give this up. This is a political issue to them every bit as important as so-called health care reform is. By the way, one more on this. This is this morning at the same Senate committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee — and, by the way, I didn’t notice Boxer sounding underwater in those two bites, but the bites that are coming from today clearly show Boxer and Inhofe and we’ll find out here in a second, Lisa Jackson, if she’s underwater. We’re in so much debt, hell, everybody’s underwater, underwater in their houses, Washington’s underwater in their jobs, their job performance. Anyway here’s the EPA director, Lisa Jackson, and she’s a far left-wing fringe activist, and Inhofe says to her, ‘One of your quotes was that the EPA’s view that, ‘the scientific assessments of the IPCC represent the best reference material for determining the general state of knowledge on the scientific and technical issues of climate science.’ Do you still agree with that?’
JACKSON: I think it’s out of context, Senator. The IPCC is certainly important. It represents multiple lines of evidence and much data.
INHOFE: Okay. Do you still believe, as you’ve stated before, that the IPCC is the gold standard for climate change science?
JACKSON: The primary focus of the endangerment finding was on climate threat risk in this country. The information on the glaciers and other things doesn’t weaken or undermine the science that EPA reviewed to look at the endangerment to human health and welfare.
RUSH: Of course not. Why should it? Why should news that’s proven to be fraud have any effect on what we’re doing here? The Himalayas, screw the Himalayas, the Himalayas aren’t here. And so we don’t care about the Himalayas now.