We are Governed by Scientific Illiterates.

Russ Steele

This folks is our Senator in at article at The Hill:  Sen. Boxer to climate change deniers: ‘You are endangering humankind’

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) blasted skeptics of climate science Wednesday, alleging they are “endangering humankind.”

“The message I have for climate deniers is this: you are endangering humankind,” Boxer said during a press conference in the Capitol. “It is time for climate deniers to face reality, because the body of evidence is overwhelming and the world’s leading scientists agree.”

Senator Boxer here is some reality for you to face. There has been no significant global warming since 1998:


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

6 Responses to We are Governed by Scientific Illiterates.

  1. sean2829 says:

    I hear climate change makes senators shorter. It’s no wonder she’s concerned.

  2. D. King says:

    What do you expect Russ? Listen to her tell the Black Chamber Of Commerce Leader he should listen to other black men and obey. She reminds me of Margaret Sanger.
    She’s a fossil!

  3. gjrebane says:

    Yes, she is a fossil – unfortunately a heavy one hanging around our necks.

  4. Dena Wiltsie says:

    That’s where you have it wrong, they understand Political Science. The science of how to get elected and how to retain power. It has nothing to do with making the real world work better. Leave that to engineers and honest scientist who studied the real world.

  5. D. King says:

    At least we have “George W. Obama” on our side. 🙂


  6. Greg Goodknight says:

    Let’s remember this blast from the past courtesy of the LA Times… in refusing to endorse her in her last primary, their editorial board wrote, “On the Democratic side, we find that we’re no fans of incumbent Barbara Boxer. She displays less intellectual firepower or leadership than she could.”


    They were off target a bit, since I suspect the problem is that she is mustering all the intellectual firepower and leadership she possibly can, and that puts her in the bottom of the Senate barrel.

    On the science side, there’s a new paper that may make Boxer’s head explode, a tree ring study that spans nearly 2500 years on the Tibetan Plateau. Replicates the Roman and Medieval warm periods, the little ice age and has cold periods coinciding with solar minimums. Here’s a popular treatment, but the original paper is also quite readable:

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