Did You Know...

   

Sen. Inhofe reveals the ‘global warming’ that melted street lamps in Oklahoma

Share
By Doug Powers  •  August 3, 2012 11:41 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Senator Inhofe’s office recently addressed a bit of global warming hysteria that had been going around:

Today the far-left blog Think Progress posted a photo (originally posted on KFOR’s facebook page) of street lights in Oklahoma that had melted, they claimed, because of extreme heat. Global warming alarmist Bill McKibben took to Twitter immediately to publicize what he believed to be proof of global warming, tweeting to Senator James Inhofe (Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, “Senator Inhofe, God may be trying to get your attention. Check out this picture.”

Here’s the photo of the street lights that global warming melted:

null

It never occurred to so many scientifically superior people to wonder why “global” warming only melted those particular “globes” on one side? We’ll get to that in a second.

Inhofe’s office continued:

Not long after the picture surfaced, Oklahomans posted comments on Think Progress’ blog saying that these lights had melted due to a fire – which makes sense considering that the two front lights were melted while the two back lights remained unscathed. Once this news came to light, Think Progress immediately removed the post and provided an update that reads: “After we published this piece, we saw reports from people on the ground in Stillwater that the melting streetlights were due to a nearby fire. The person who took the photo, Patrick Hunter, described the scene: ‘Being the person that actually took this photo, I’d say that this was due to a fire semi-close by coupled with the unbelievable heat we are experiencing.’ Still an amazing photo and not fake as many are saying on here. Enjoy!”

This afternoon, KFOR confirmed that the melted lights in the photo were not caused by hot temperatures but a nearby dumpster fire.

Here’s the cause of the melting, diagrammed for your convenience:

null

Others, such as this one on Yahoo, were undaunted — global warming started the dumpster fire:

Still, that dumpster fire was caused and aggravated by the record heat and dryness. And if dangerous, spontaneous fires aren’t reason enough to go green, we don’t know what is.

Anthony Watts: Alarmist fact-checking.

Update: After further analysis it’s clear the warming alarmists might be on to something. Look what became visible when I zoomed in on part of the photo of the melting street light:

null

(h/t Newsbusters)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Like mother like daughter: This month’s Al Gore Eco-Crusading Junior Mega-Hypocrite award goes to…

September 29, 2016 09:00 PM by Doug Powers

chelseaplane

Is hypocrisy is a learned behavior?

Crap & Trade: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown helps save planet by regulating cow flatulence & manure

September 20, 2016 07:37 PM by Doug Powers

jerrybrown

Silent but deadly

Chakra & Awe: Lagging in the polls, Team Hillary tries to enlist Al Gore to scare millennials into voting for her

September 15, 2016 10:22 PM by Doug Powers

goreendnear

Vote Trump or third party and YOU WILL DIE!

Colorado’s anti-fracking crack-up

August 31, 2016 06:50 AM by Michelle Malkin

Leo DiCaprio’s dirty dollars

August 24, 2016 11:32 AM by Michelle Malkin


Categories: Enviro-nitwits, Feature Story

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook