Sean Hannity Says: “The Debate’s Over. There’s No Global Warming.”

Daniel Kessler, Senior Press Officer for Greenpeace, writes for Treehugger:

Have you heard the good news? There is no global warming. Sean Hannity said so. On his Fox News show last night, Hannity covered a confrontation between a journalist and Al Gore at the Society of Environmental Journalist conference in Madison, WI. The journalist went after Gore over inconsistencies in his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Never shy, Hannity, let loose with, “The debate’s over. There’s no global warming.”

A Britain High Court judge issued an opinion that Gore’s movie about global warming should come with a warning that it features “partisan political views” and numerous serious errors.

The case was brought by a British truck driver, Stewart Dimmock, who said the British government was “brainwashing” children by mandating that Gore’s movie be shown in schools.

Hannity’s pronouncement goes against the findings of almost every prominent climate scientist. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warning is a major threat the planet and that only strong policies that move us away from carbon based economy will keep global temperature rise below dangerous levels. They recommend that advanced economies cut their emission by 40 percent by 2020 relative to 1990 levels.


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18 Comments on "Sean Hannity Says: “The Debate’s Over. There’s No Global Warming.”"

  1. Devolutionary23 | Oct 14, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    Anyone who is curious about the truth on this subject should check out “the great global warming swindle”.Global warming does exist, but it is part of the natural cycle and not a product of human tampering. I am all for the reduction in emissions and pollution in general , just for different reasons.

    • The Great Global Warming Swindle has been proven to be filled with quotemining and falsehoods.

  2. With all respect to Devolutionary, I think it's naive to believe all the emissions we produce as a species has no effect on the planet. From electromagentic waves to industrial waste, the sheer tonnage over months and years certainly has some measurable effect.

    • Devolutionary23 | Oct 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

      Ummm…where exactly did I say our emissions have no effect on our planet? In fact I stated that I was for the reduction in emissions/pollution , but for different reasons(i.e. not for global warming issues).Watch the short doc I mentioned above , evaluate the info and make your mind up for yourself. I always do my best to look at ALL available information before making a decision on anything. I refuse to be spoon fed info from the left simply because i have a tendancy to lean that way.

  3. If you actually were to research this case against Al Gore, you'd realize that the conclusion was that most of the facts in Gore's movie were indeed true and that there really aren't any serious falsehoods except perhaps 2 over-exaggerations (maybe, depending on the science). The truth is that an Inconvenient Truth is still a depressingly accurate telling of climate change, and recent reports show that previous predictions have actually been TOO conservative and climate change is coming more rapidly than ever thought. It's also, without a doubt, man-made. All of the real science points to this.

    • Devolutionary23 | Oct 14, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

      I have researched this subject quite a bit. If you have as well and came to a different conclusion,good for you. At least you took the time to look for yourself instead of blindly following someone else. I am not here to convince anyone that I am right. I simply want anyone who is interested in looking into it themselves to realize that there is information out there that contradicts what is popularized these days. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion ,prefferably a well informed one. Dont look to me or anyone else posting here for the “truth”. Do the research and make your own choice.

      • Yo Devolutionary,
        If you want a great explanation of skeptic-debunking science, check this youtube series out “Climate Crock of the Week”:

        And trust me man, most of the global warming skepticism has been very aggressively funded and unfairly amplified by very powerful industry backing. Also, most of the global warming skeptics do not study climate enough or at all to make a respected claim on the issue. Also worth noting- there is NO published/peer-reviewed science that disagrees with the basic tenet that global warming is caused by human actions.

  4. I get the feeling Hannity actually believes his own bullsh*t. (shudder)

  5. MC Hammerabi | Oct 15, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    “Hannity’s pronouncement goes against the findings of almost every prominent climate scientist.” Sounds alot like Peter Schiff's pronouncements, which went against almost every prominent economist. It amazes me what passes as “expert” these days. Global Warming is a scam. Even if it exists, the SUN would be the culprit! Global Warming is just another trojan horse to destroy the capitalistic way of life for the already discredited socialistic approach. I am all for a clean environment; it is just that I am also for accuracy and truth. Everything gets dumbed down to make it easy to identify with and follow; but it leads to inaccuracies. For instance, reducing Co2 emissions is not “going green”; the more Co2 is in the atmoshphere, the greener the earth becomes!

    • haha, that's such a cop-out argument. The more co2 the greener, therefore the better?? I'm sorry, but that is NOT sound science. It's the kind of shit clueless right-wingers make up to make themselves sound… intelligent, I think. Global warming is not a fucking hoax made up to destroy global capitalism (though I personally believe capitalism should be dismantled anyway). The VAST MAJORITY of the science shows a clear and certain correlation between greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global warming. The rise in greenhouse gases and subsequent global warming trends have been instigated by HUMAN output. The sun DOES NOT account for this, the proof lies in the polar caps which are melting at a far more rapid pace than the rest of the planet, if the sun were the culprit then THAT WOULD NOT HAPPEN. When you have an overabundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, it tends to uniformly distribute heat around the planet, which affects the poles much more than the equator. Please, stop bullshitting yourself and others just so you can feel better at night about our shitty, unsustainable way of life. The reality is though, we're living unsustainably, which means we're consuming way too many resources and causing way too many environmental imbalances to keep going without destroying ourselves.

      • Who Cares the sooner the world ends the sooner capitalism is dead. Right Peter

        • hah, that's exactly why I want capitalism to end, because it's already taking everything down with it. The world actually ending wouldn't be pretty.

  6. jonathanstatski | Oct 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    Then why is the water level rising everywhere. Anyone see those guys in the Maldives underwater at a meeting on TV.

  7. One more reason to be ashamed of my country – we're pretty much the only people on earth dumb enough to believe that global warming is a hoax perpetuated by the entire scientific community.

    • One more reason to be ashamed of my country – we're pretty much the only people on earth dumb enough to believe that humans can destroy the earth in a few short years… since the Industrial Revolution? Wow, how much more egocentric can it get?

  8. Anonymous | Dec 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    One more reason to be ashamed of my country – we’re pretty much the only people on earth dumb enough to believe that humans can destroy the earth in a few short years… since the Industrial Revolution? Wow, how much more egocentric can it get?

  9. That’s impossible. The earth is getting warmer and warmer.

  10. That’s impossible. The earth is getting warmer and warmer.

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