Lamar and the Science Committee…
Did you happen to see who Lamar “I soon realized that I was sitting next to the future Einsteins of the world, and I wasn’t one of them.” Smith (Dipshit-TX) appointed to the Science Subcommittees? Smith, “We now know that prominent scientists were so determined to advance the idea of human-made global warming that they worked together to hide contradictory temperature data. But for two weeks, none of the networks gave the scandal any coverage on their evening news programs. And when they finally did cover it, their reporting was largely slanted in favor of global warming alarmists. The networks have shown a steady pattern of bias on climate change. During a six-month period, four out of five network news reports failed to acknowledge any dissenting opinions about global warming, according to a Business and Media Institute study. The networks should tell Americans the truth, rather than hide the facts.” Lamar thinks environmentally minded folk are nothing more than “global warming alarmists.” As Wonkette observed; “Human made climate change is a myth, and Lamar Smith is just the man to ignore it.
Smith received $91,600 from Oil & Gas interests during the 2012 Campaign.
So without further ado, lets meet Chairman Smith’s choicess:
Heading up the Science Committee’s Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, Paul “All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, and big bang theory, all that is lies, straight from the pit of hell” Broun (Troglodyte-GA). Broun thinks Earth was created in six 24 hour days, a whole 9,000 years ago. On the floor of the House, he declared “Human induced global climate change is one of the greatest hoaxes perpetrated out of the scientific community. It is a hoax. There is no scientific consensus. this bill must be defeated. We need to be good stewards of our environment, but this is not it, it’s a hoax!”
Broun was the recipient of $55,00 from petroleum interests, including $20,000 from the Koch Brothers.
But wait! There’s more! Dana “The truth is that CO2 is not a pollutant” Rohrbacher, (Lunatic-CA), is the newly minted Vice-Chairman. Rohrbacher claims clear-cutting rain forests could be a solution to our present crisis! Since such forests are prime contributors so much CO2 due to the rotting organic matter on the forest floor. The House’s answer to Sen. James “Man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Inhofe by a former member of the Senator’s own staff. But I am truly relieved to learn “The NOAA National Climatic Data Center shows that ground surface temperatures have flattened out and there hasn’t been any net warming since 1998; and the RSS Microwave Sounding Units (MSU) operating on NOAA satellites, show a net cooling since 1998” and, furthermore, “The much touted melting in the ice caps has now reversed itself the last few years”.
Interestingly, Rohrbacher’s wife, Rhonda, has collected more than a quarter of a million dollars from her husband’s campaign coffers since 2006, according to FEC records.
Rep Mo “Increased CO2 means plants will grow better” Brooks, (Clown-AL), will serve as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. He asks, “Would it be fair to say then, that in the scientific community, it literally is asking too much of them for them to be able to tell us whether 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now, Earth’s temperatures are going to be warmer or cooler, much like it is pretty unreasonable to ask a meteorologist whether we’re going to have rain in Washington just 2 or 3 weeks from now?”
Rep. Steve Stockman, (Nutjob-TX), is the natural choice to chair the Subcommittee on Research. All you need to know about him is this; he authored a Guns & Ammo magazine piece addressing the Waco, TX Branch Davidian cluster pluck, letting us know “These men, women and children were burned to death because they owned guns that the government did not wish them to have.” He traveled to Copenhagen to mock the UN Climate Change Conference joining up with Senator Jim “Second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state.” Inhofe’s self proclaimed environmental “Truth Squad”. Actually placing blinders over his eyes, he said; “If you want to read about global warming, here’s your equipment.”
Stockman received over $30,000 from energy interests.
The new Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Thomas “The Jury’s still out on our contributions to the change in Earth’s climate change.” Massie, (Numnutz-KY). “I think some people are trying to integrate backwards, starting with the answer and working the other way. I think the jury is still out on the contribution of our activities to the change in the earth’s climate.”
Massie received over $100,000 from oil, gas, and mining interests during this election.
So there you go, a recipe for inaction on global climate change. This “What, me worry?” group of science deniers will surely run the Science Committee in the interest. Typical.