When Republicans have power, they pack the United States House of Representatives
Committee on Science, Space and Technology with dunces and fools.
Jon Stewart covers the highlights of a recent hearing well in this video (http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/8q3nmm/burn-noticed) starting at around 3 minutes, but for those of you with little patience, here are the highlights
Dana Rohrabacher (Vice Chairman - R-IN)
At what level is CO2 dangerous to humans (Concern is for environment rather than direct affect on humans).
Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
Public comments say it is not a problem (look at scientific literature rather than public comments)
Climatologists depend on the climate’s changing to keep publishing articles, so I don’t believe it (So they are bought but Bucshon, whose largest campaign donors are Murray Energy, Koch Enterprises and Peabody Energy is not? Besides, if the scientists could be bought, Bucshon’s campaign contributors would have bought them).
“Scare tactics like that, you know, is really appalling”
Steve Stockman (R-TX)
The effects of the Earth’s wobble are not included in the models (The wobbles are over a cycles of 22 thousand years or longer and have a tiny effect on timescale of 100 years over which the models are forecasting).
How long will it take for the sea level to rise two feet; if ice melting in a glass does not overflow (Yes, but what about the ice which is melting on the land)
These are the caliber of men who serve on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology when Republicans have power.
(different article on same study as was basis for yesterday's post)
- University of Wisconsin-MadisonMath
- North Carolina State UniversityMath
- 2011 - 2014
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