Friday, August 3, 2012
So many people have a vested interest in maintaining the big public scare about global warming and/or climate change, the debate will go on forever. Many people's careers, in fact entire university science departments depend upon government funding for continual, "ad infinitum" research on climate. With that understood, in order to justify this spending to the tax-paying public, these "researchers" absolutely must keep up with the scare tactics. They must just love heat waves, floods, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, and all the other usual weather phenomena. The more destructive and headline-making these things are, the better. It is all rather shameless, and in my opinion, much of it is despicable.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week held its first hearing on climate science since 2009. Politico incorrectly claimed that no star witnesses testified. In fact, University of Alabama-Huntsville Professor John Christy, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, provided outstanding testimony. Professor Christy’s written testimony is available here, and video of his opening statement is available here.
Among the alarmist witnesses, Stanford Professor Chris Field’s testimony was convincingly refuted in this response by University of Colorado Professor Roger Pielke, Jr.