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EPA chief unable to say if the world has gotten warmer
The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 01/16/2014 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 01/16/2014 4:18:04 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy wasn’t able to definitively say whether the world has gotten warmer in Senate testimony.

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions asked McCarthy to confirm a statement made by President Obama last year that global temperatures were increasing faster in the last five or ten years than climate scientists had predicted.

McCarthy couldn’t answer the question, saying that she only repeats what the climate scientists tell her. Sessions was not satisfied with her response.

“Do I not have the right to ask the Director of EPA a simple question that is relevant to the dispute that is before us?” Sessions angrily asked. “Is the temperature around the globe increasing faster than was predicted, even 10 years ago [as the President claimed]?”

“I can’t answer that question,” McCarthy said.

“You are asking us to impose billions of dollars of cost on this economy and you won’t answer the simple question of whether [temperature around the globe is increasing faster than predicted] is an accurate statement or not?” Sessions shot back.

“I just look at what the climate scientists tell me,” said McCarthy.

The hearing was meant to examine President Obama’s climate agenda and featured two panels of environmentalists, climate scientists and federal officials. Last summer, Obama pledged to use his executive powers to fight global warming. His main effort so far has been focused on banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

The EPA recently published its carbon dioxide emissions limits for coal plants. In order to comply with such limits, coal plants must install costly clean coal technology that is not commercially proven.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; epa; ginamccarthy; globalwarming; jeffsessions
You're not supposed to ask for facts, Senator!
1 posted on 01/16/2014 4:18:04 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Why not just lie and make it up, it happens everyday in that parallel universe.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 4:22:01 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Because that useless bureaucrat knows nothing about science. Nor do half the climate “scientists”, who are positing warming based on an engineering error in their sensor grid (urban heat island effect).


3 posted on 01/16/2014 4:23:27 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Just more of the huge scam upon the wealth of America.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 4:23:27 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Da Bilge Troll

We don’t need no stinking facts!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 4:31:46 PM PST by Colinsky
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Last summer, Obama pledged to use his executive SUPER powers to fight global warming.
6 posted on 01/16/2014 4:32:54 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Lord, how I love my senator, The Honorable Jeff Sessions!


7 posted on 01/16/2014 4:42:07 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Da Bilge Troll

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8 posted on 01/16/2014 4:47:52 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Fair Paul

hmmmmmm . . . .


9 posted on 01/16/2014 4:50:44 PM PST by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“You’re not supposed to ask for facts, Senator!”

Yeah, he should’ve asked what her feelings were on the subject instead.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 4:53:38 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

“....Gina McCarthy wasn’t able to definitively say whether the world has gotten warmer....”

.
Say it anyway — no one will ever hold your feet to the fire (no pun intended).


11 posted on 01/16/2014 4:56:08 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The answer is... Yes. 10,000 years ago there was ice a mile thick that extended as far south as St. Louis. The earth has been warming since then. So the real question is, why has it warmed? Why did it cool? Why will it cool again? Hint, it has never been caused by humans.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 5:12:59 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The EPA is now emotionally based.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 5:15:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Da Bilge Troll
"Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions asked McCarthy to confirm a statement made by President Obama last year that global temperatures were increasing faster in the last five or ten years than climate scientists had predicted. "

She is telling the truth. She doesn't know.

Unfortunately, if there were reasonable evidence that global temperatures increased faster than climate scientists predicted, she'd be saying that the science is settled.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 5:17:23 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

EPA chief, ON HOT SEAT, unable to say if the world has gotten warmer


15 posted on 01/16/2014 5:18:31 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Paladin2
EPA chief unable to say if the world has gotten warmer

But Leon is getting larger....

16 posted on 01/16/2014 5:19:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I vas only following orders.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 5:24:08 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
McCarthy couldn’t answer the question, saying that she only repeats what the climate scientists tell her.

So she ADMITS a tape recorder could do her job?

18 posted on 01/16/2014 5:25:28 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: PilotDave

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


19 posted on 01/16/2014 5:38:18 PM PST by abclily
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To: abclily

You are a winner! So, there’s at least 2 of us that get it. It’s a start...


20 posted on 01/16/2014 5:56:57 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Da Bilge Troll.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 7:19:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: dfwgator

22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:42 PM PST by cunning_fish
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