Got this courtesy of Think Progress:

Continued Republican House and Senate majorities would likely mean more of the same on climate. House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he would oppose global warming mandates if Republicans control the 110th Congress. “I think the information is not adequate yet for us to do anything meaningful,” he said.

Yep. Inadequate. Grossly inadequate.

There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.

Stupid scientists and all their stupid scientific rigamarole:

1995 was the hottest year on record until it was eclipsed by 1997 — then 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Melting ice has driven Alaska Natives from seal-hunting areas used for generations. Glaciers around the globe are shrinking so rapidly many could disappear before the middle of the century.

As one study after another has pointed to carbon dioxide and other man-made emissions as the most plausible explanation, the cautious community of science has embraced an idea initially dismissed as far-fetched. The result is a convergence of opinion rarely seen in a profession where attacking each other’s work is part of the process. Every major scientific body to examine the evidence has come to the same conclusion: The planet is getting hotter; man is to blame; and it’s going to get worse.

“There’s an overwhelming consensus among scientists,” said UW climate researcher David Battisti, who also was dubious about early claims of greenhouse warming.

Each year hotter than the last. Each year more campaign contributions from Big Oil to Republicans. Each year Republicans claim there isn’t enough evidence of man made causes of global warming, or there is no clear consensus among the scientific community, or global warming is just a hoax, or Michael Crichton said it ain’t so, or whatever baloney they need to say to please their paymasters.

Get the picture?

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