- Ada, Oklahoma


October 9, 2012

Inhofe vs. climate change

Ada —  

One thing you can say about Oklahoma’s U.S. senators — they don’t particularly give a hang about what anyone thinks of them.

Sen. Tom Coburn told voters he wasn’t going to Washington to “bring back the bacon,” but to try to restore fiscal sanity to our national government. He has nearly gone hoarse in the attempt. Only now are people beginning to really listen.

Similarly, Sen. Jim Inhofe couldn't care less what the prevailing thought is regarding climate change.

He has been swimming against the rushing stream for years in his fight against it. Likewise, people are finally beginning to listen.

Before opening Inhofe’s book on the subject, The Greatest Hoax — How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, I had some preconceived ideas of how his presentation would be laid out. I thought it would be based on his private thoughts on the matter.

Instead, what I found was some eye-opening evidence. His first target is the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the body responsible for much of the global warming hysteria. The IPCC’s studies are assembled by scientists. Inhofe says journalists never take the time to read the report, only its summary.

The problem is the summary is written by bureaucrats, not scientists. Chapter 8 of a 1996 IPCC report, written by scientists, says, “No study to date has positively attributed all or part (of the climate change observed) to anthropogenic causes.” Anthropogenic is a fancy way of saying “human.” Yet the Summary for Policymakers retooled the findings to say, “The balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.”

Inhofe says Dr. Michael Mann’s claims that temperatures in the Northern hemisphere remained relatively stable over 900 years and then spiked upward in the twentieth century have been totally debunked by other scientists who have examined his research.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • For unto us a child is born

    A lot of folks don’t believe in the hereafter, but it’s one of the most certain things there is. There is going to be something here after you are gone.  Two are working in a field: One is taken; one is left. The world just keeps on turning, marrying and giving in marriage.

    January 2, 2013

  • Protect your home during the holidays

    The holiday season finds many people making plans to gather with family and friends to spend quality time together.

    December 24, 2012

  • How could God allow such?


    If you count the area most of us consider to be Ada, our community is roughly the same size as Newtown, Conn. where a deranged 20 year old snuffed out the lives of 26 innocents, including 20 children.


    December 23, 2012

  • Dorothy Milligan Holiday goodies pack on the pounds

    I read recently that the average person gains seven pounds in the six-week period starting Nov. 15 and ending Jan. 2.

    December 20, 2012 1 Photo

  • A better use of the Mayan calendar


    Few things are more disturbing than predictions of the end of the world. Not because there’s any validity to them. As Hank Hanegraaff, The Bible Answer Man says, end time predictions are notable only because they are 100 percent wrong, 100 percent of the time.


    December 16, 2012

  • Keeping your home safe from freezing temperatures


    When the weather outside dips into freezing temperatures, the last thing homeowners want to deal with is frozen pipes, or worse yet, busted pipes.


    December 15, 2012

  • Ten truths for college grads

    My kids are grown and out of the house, but even if they weren’t, they’re tired of hearing me say it.



    December 12, 2012

  • Fall is best time to plant trees

    November 11, 2012

  • Making bread topic for Extension Café set Thursday in Ada

    November 10, 2012

  • Tom Cole Report shows continuing challenges

    The last unemployment report to be released before the election reiterates how far we have to go to reach pre-recession levels of prosperity.  The 7.9 percent unemployment rate recorded for October is up slightly from September’s 7.8 percent.  Even more discouraging, it is slightly higher than the 7.8 percent recorded when President Obama first took office while the recession was at its peak. 

    November 7, 2012 1 Photo

AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest

For years, Oklahoma was a mostly Democratic state. In recent years, there has been a swing to Republican affiliation. Have you changed your political affiliation to Republican?

     View Results