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Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

USA Today – July 8, 2008

Politics, once again, rears its nasty head in the discussion of global warming.  I really don’t know what the truth is here and, frankly, I am not sure that I care.  On one side we have a mid-level manager saying that Vice President Dick Cheney forced the changing of testimony but refusing to give much very much detail. On the other side we have a White House spokesman saying the editing process was standard. 

It seems reasonable that Mr. Cheney should have some say on testimony from an Executive Branch organization.  He is the second in command of that branch of government.  It is not obvious to me that he actually changed anything but rather expressed his views.  The way I read this article, it seems that Ms. Gerberding made her statements over the objection of Mr. Cheney.

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INHOFE OPENING STATEMENT: Hearing on Vice President Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming

US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works – March 21, 2007

Senator Inhofe (R. Okla) is a member of this committee and he had remarks prior to the testimony of Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.  Senator Inhofe does not appear to believe that world is warming appreciably and, if it is, does not feel that humans are the root cause or at least does not appear to believe that humans should dramatically change behavior to alleviate the condition.

It is my perspective that your global warming alarmist pronouncements are now and have always been filled with inaccuracies and misleading statements. Many of the peer-reviewed studies published in such journals as Nature, Geophysical Research Letters, and Science are radically at odds with your claims.

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Boxer Opening Statement Hearing on Al Gore’s Perspective on Global Warming.

US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works – March 21, 2007

Senator Boxer chairs the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  She gave an opening statement upon the arrival of Mr. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.  Her statement confirms her belief in global warming, that it is caused by human activity, and that it is imperative that the US take steps to prevent it.

Mr. Vice President, we are honored and privileged to have you here with
us today, to discuss one of the most important challenges facing
humankind – global warming.

Professor Roger Ravelle, who began making the first measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere, was your spark.  And from that, you became a spark that has ignited the global warming debate in America.

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Senators to Watch on Global Warming

Environmental Defense – January 23, 2007

This is a listing of the most influential US Senators on climate policy, according to the EDF. The big question is: Do they read this blog so that they are adequately informed on both sides of the issues? Follow the link below if you don’t know who these people are but I will only list them here.

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Senator John Warner (R-VA)

Read about the list of Senators here.

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