Hearing: Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate
US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
December 8, 2015
Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled “Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate” on Tuesday, December 8 at 3 p.m. The hearing will focus on the ongoing debate over climate science, the impact of federal funding on the objectivity of climate research, and the ways in which political pressure can suppress opposing viewpoints in the field of climate science.
Witness Panel 1
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science CenterUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleDr. John Christy Testimony.pdf (2.6 MBs)
Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesGeorgia Institute of TechnologyDr. Judith Curry Testimony.pdf (1.5 MBs)
Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of PhysicsPrinceton University
International Bestselling AuthorMr. Mark Steyn Testimony.pdf (187.2 KBs)
Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State UniversityDirector, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate RiskDr. David Titley Testimony.pdf (736.5 KBs)
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness hearing entitled “Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate”
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.
Excellent statement … Just superb. Steyn ought to scare the bejeevers out of the GWA herd.
Great testimony by Steyn. Finally, someone puts the Federal Democrats in their place and takes a shot at the New York State Dems and their phoney shakedown lawsuits.
Bravo to Marc Steyn. The facts are with him:
CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and is insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat producing 99.8% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.2% of it. For this we should destroy our economy, starve the world, cause hunger, riots and wars?
There is no “greenhouse effect” in an atmosphere. A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover trapping heat. The atmosphere does not trap heat as gas molecules cannot form surfaces to work as greenhouses that
admit and reflect energy depending on sun angle. Gases do not form surfaces as their molecules
are not in contact.
The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was several Fahrenheit degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was 500 years of world peace and abundance, longest ever. Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 rises followed temperature by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. Therefore temperature change is cause and CO2 change is effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.
Methane is called “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2,” by Heidi Cullen and Jim Hansen, but it is not per the energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society. It has an absorption profile very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only
present to 18 ppm. “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their war against meat consumption.
Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.
Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”
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Ryan voted in favor of the 2007 Gay Bill of Special Rights. He’s the homosexual lobby’s Republican Party Trojan horse, of course the liberal media loves him.