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Introduction

Floor Speech on Global Warming, given March 18, 2009
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R - CA)

Last week, President Barack Obama pledged that during his Administration, he’d see “that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda - and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology." Viewing this commitment through the lens of the global warming issue gives us hope that President Obama will break ranks from the lockstep conformity demanded of politicized scientists concerning the issue of global warming. Perhaps now we can get on with discovering the truth through science, and leave political pressure out of it...

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Global Warming Background

In 2001, over 17,000 scientists signed a petition asking the United States government to not agree to the Kyoto treaty. These distinguished researchers said: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."

Too often, when congress is asked to pass environmental legislation, the legislation is based on emotional junk science rather than data based on reproducable, rigorous, tested, peer-reviewed results.  In no area has this been more obvious than climate change. Because the Kyoto Treaty and much of the suggested environmental legislation would decimate jobs in southern California, constituents may be interested to learn of the growing scientific consensus that global warming is not manmade, if it is in fact even occuring. The links below will provide a great deal of information that is of interest.

Global Warming Petition Project 
17,000 scientists asked the United States to not approve the Kyoto Treaty. 

Science & Environmental Policy Project 
Founded on the premise that sound, credible science must form the basis for health and environmental decisions that affect millions of people. 

National Center for Policy Analysis Global Warming Hotline 
More information on climate science and global warming. 

Open Kyoto to Debate 
Letter from many international scientists to Prime Minister Steve Harper of Canada. 

Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming 
Atmospheric scientists worry about the United Nations pushing an ideological agenda instead of science. 

Friends of Science 
Friends of Science a group Canadian scientists, engineers and professionals, questioning the science behind the Kyoto Protocol. 

Center for Science and Public Policy 
The Center's Science Watch Team is a non-partisan group that examines studies to distinguish between scientific findings that are agenda-driven and those that are based on accepted scientific methods and practices. 

Environment and Climate Change 
Sponsored by the CATO Institute, lots of information on climate change. 

The Marshall Institute 
The Marshall Institute conducts technical assessments of scientific issues with an impact on public policy. Not just climate change, but information on space, energy and defense is here. 

Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr. Research Group Weblog 
Blog by a group of scientists looking at climate change research. 

World Climate Report 
This popular web log points out the weaknesses and outright fallacies in the science that is being touted as “proof” of disastrous warming. 

CO2 Science 
The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change was created to disseminate factual reports and sound commentary on new developments in the world-wide scientific quest to determine the climatic and biological consequences of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content. 

Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide 
This office receives several letters every year asking us to ban this substance, due to pranksters who put up spoof websites. Can you guess what this chemical is?


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