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A little gas in the (Jurassic) park, 2007-02-12

The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing, entitled “State of Cliemate Change Science”, in which scientists involved with the IPCC report were questioned. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) took his opportunity to speak to ask a question he made the following statement instead.

We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence, you know, or who knows? We do know the CO2 in the past had its time when it was greater as well. And what happened when the CO2 was greater since then and now? There have been many cycles of up and down warming. So with that said, I think that we’ve had a great discussion today.

In the interest of fairness I have included an excerpt from the hearing including his actual statements (courtesy of youtube)

Which of course anytime you mention dinosaur farts I always think of this video (also courtesy of youtube)

I little something to start your day with a cry and laugh.

 [Edit: Here’s a link to another blog entry with some details that actually refute some of the claims in Mr. Rohrabacher’s statement. I didn’t realize he made any statements that could be refuted but I realized I was crying too hard towards the end to have caught it.]

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