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Watch Ted Cruz’s climate denialism get destroyed by a Navy Admiral meteorologist

This Tuesday, Ted Cruz chaired a Senate hearing with the intent of looking at the science behind “claims” of global warming.

This Tuesday, Ted Cruz chaired a Senate hearing with the intent of looking at the science behind “claims” of global warming. According to 2016 GOP candidate, satellite data shows that “there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years.”

“I would note this chart…which shows for the last 18 years, that there has been no significant warming whatsoever,” said Cruz. He then asked Retired Rear Admiral David Titley (who, according to Mother Jones is a meteorologist who previously served as the oceanographer of the Navy), about a “pause in global temperatures.”

From MJ:

[Titley] started out by explaining that Cruz’s dataset begins just before the exceptionally warm El Niño year of 1998. Out of context, this makes recent warming appear less dramatic. As the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out [PDF], the warming trend looks much bigger if you pick 1995 or 1996 as the beginning of your dataset.

Titley, who is now a meteorology professor at Penn State, then pointed to his own chart—more than a century’s worth of temperature data that shows an unmistakable warming trend. “I’m just a simple sailor,” said Titley, “but it’s hard for me to see the pause on that chart. So I think the pause has kind of come and gone.”

Titley went to explain how climate scientists misinterpret data to fit their own conclusions.


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  1. Mary Bryar

    December 14, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Mr. Cruz is correct. You can’t look at temperature change in the decades. You must look at trends that go back 100,000 years or more to get a handle on it. We are heading into a mini iceage. To get this information ice core samples were drilled in Greenland going back thousands of years. All the information that the climate change people accurately predicts that we are heading into a mild ice age. Modulation of temperatures. Causes increased snowfall. Glaciers melting is interesting, but now we have satellite info that shows that one side is melting the other side of the glaciers has gained much more than the total losses.
    The increase in carbon is an issue, but mother earth has been venting some. We have had volcanic activity due to plate tectonics. These volcanoes pump lots of carbons into the air. Mother earth is alive and well and doing her thing. We humans on earth are really not effecting the earth just the environment we are in. Two separate things. That seem to have become intermingled.

  2. Janice Sunseri

    December 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Cruz is insane.

  3. Terry Case

    December 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    This very same piece of video will be published by Cruz, with the headline “Ted DESTROYS Hysterical Global Warming Alarmist With One Chart!”
    And his army of idiots will see it, just that way. Science and facts are simply too large to pass through their ignorance filter.

  4. b i l l A R T S

    December 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Mr Cruz is obviously suffering from bran freeze! Perhaps a cup of steaming coffee would help!

  5. jmiker919

    December 15, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Yeah, I think you pretty much summed it up.

  6. Robert Koenn

    December 15, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Cruz is quite bluntly, one big A hole! To try to use his politics, big oil money and far right wing support, to say scientists and climatologists are wrong just proves how Cruz operates to push his agenda. He is probably more dangerous than Trump and has been one of the most bull headed senators in DC, probably the worst. This man is a danger to the country and is a total wack job manipulating scientific data to suit his agenda. Ted Cruz, you no scientist, or even much of a senator, so please go away and let the intelligent people run the country.

  7. George Robinson

    December 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Ted, you just got served!!

  8. Gavin Quick

    January 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t know how to reply to this response. It is no thick it’s unbelievable.

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