The Washington Times - December 10, 2008, 11:57AM

More than 650 scientists from around the world dispute the claims made by the United Nations and former Vice President Al Gore about global warming, saying that science does not support that climate change is a manmade phenomenon, according to a posting on the Senate environmental committee’s press blog.

According to the posting, a full Senate report on the dissenting scientists’ views is to be released within 24 hours.

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Is it hot in here, Al, or is it just you?

I’ve found that you’ve really got to pay close attention to how people talk about global warming or climate change. Most scientists agree that climate change indeed is occurring — they just differ on the reason why it is occurring.

As for myself, I’m no scientist (or a Nobel Prize-winning former vice president), but I think that if you’re trying to find out why things are heating up, the sun would be a good place to start, especially since there’s plenty of scientific data showing that the earth has been running hot and cold for thousands of years.

(One time I walked into my kitchen and it felt unusually warm. At first I thought it might be due to a build up of greenhouse gases from the trash can. Then I thought, “Is the oven on?” It was.)

But that’s just me. I also think that the Chicago Cubs have a shot at the World Series every year, that bell bottoms are always in fashion and that I can singlehandedly bring back everyday usage of the word groovy.

So all we can do now is wait for the Senate report.

Groovy.