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Sen. James Inhofe used a blowup poster of my Weekly Standard cover story on climate change on the Senate floor a little while ago, as you can see about 1:25 in on this YouTube video.  And I hear a group of fine citizens in New Zealand are going to use the cover at a protest of a Gore appearance down there later this week.  Someday Gore is going to regret inventing the Internet.
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When I began to read your article, the advertisement on the second page was for a brand new baby Nissan, "Leaf", which is apparently "100% electric". The catch line was "Join the conversation". What kind of weekly standard is this anyway?

Please don't write about Barney Frank.

I'm begging you.

I hope those "fine citizens" in New Zealand aren't hoping for the weather to help them score some Inhofe-style points (a la his stupid igloo stunt):

http://www.topnews.net.nz/content/215-auckland-hits-record-high-temperature

"Auckland has equaled the highest temperature recorded in the city.

ONE News weather expert Jim Hickey informed that on Thursday the mercury hit 32.4 degrees in West Auckland at around 4pm, which is equal to its highest recorded temperature of all time."

And this one's for John Moser:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/13/content_12801454.htm

"NIWA climate scientist James Renwick said in a press release that wild swings in temperature were sometimes only days apart.

Despite it being a particularly snowy winter, he said August was the warmest on record. Auckland recorded a temperature of 25.5degrees Celsius during the month."

Not to mention what's been going on next door in Australia:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485628,00.html

"Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city recorded its third consecutive day of temperatures above 109 degrees for the first time since 1855, when record-keeping began, the Bureau of Meteorology said."

I hope those "fine citizens" in New Zealand aren't hoping for the weather to help them score some Inhofe-style points (a la his stupid igloo stunt):

http://www.topnews.net.nz/content/215-auckland-hits-record-high-temperature

"Auckland has equaled the highest temperature recorded in the city.

ONE News weather expert Jim Hickey informed that on Thursday the mercury hit 32.4 degrees in West Auckland at around 4pm, which is equal to its highest recorded temperature of all time."

And this one's for John Moser:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2010-01/13/content_12801454.htm

"NIWA climate scientist James Renwick said in a press release that wild swings in temperature were sometimes only days apart.

Despite it being a particularly snowy winter, he said August was the warmest on record. Auckland recorded a temperature of 25.5degrees Celsius during the month."

Not to mention what's been going on next door in Australia:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,485628,00.html

"Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city recorded its third consecutive day of temperatures above 109 degrees for the first time since 1855, when record-keeping began, the Bureau of Meteorology said."

Oh, James Inhofe - what a serious man he is.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/james-inhofe-says-bible-refutes-climate-change

"Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) appeared on Voice of Christian Youth America’s [call now to get your Christian Youth armbands] radio program Crosstalk with Vic Eliason yesterday to promote his new book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, where he repeated his frequent claim that human influenced climate change is impossible because 'God’s still up there.'"

Interview excerpt:

Eliason: Senator, we’re going to talk about your book (...) which by the way is called The Greatest Hoax, you state in your book that one of your favorite Bible verses, Genesis 8:22, ‘while the earth remaineth seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease,’ what is the significance of these verses to this issue?

Inhofe: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

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Well, I guess that settles that!

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