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How Congress Will Address Climate Change

Who will be the new chairman of the Congressional Science Committee in the House of Representatives? Someone who believes what science tells us? Or perhaps one of the three congressmen who don’t. Those three – the leading candidates – are: [readon]

  • Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, who said in 2009 that three of the broadcast TV networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, “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.”
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, who spoke on the floor of the House, a year ago, about “an unrelenting crusade to convince the American people that their health and their safety and, yes, their very survival on this planet is at risk due to manmade global warming” – a crusade, he said, that is based on “phony science” as “more evidence surfaces every day that the scientific theory on which the alarmists have based their crusade is totally bogus.”
  • Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, who said in May that “climate science is less about honest debate than ideological warfare.”

One of these three men will likely be leading how Congress moves forward to address the most critical issue ever to face humankind.

More from each of these men’s views is on a post at Scientific American.