2015-12-10. Ted Cruz Chairs Heated Senate Hearing on Climate Change.

posted Dec 12, 2015, 3:03 PM by Alan Gould
By Randy Showstack, EoS Earth & Space News. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: Republican-invited witnesses reject consensus view of climate change, charge bias in federal funding. Democratic senators decry attempt to stir controversy about well-established climate findings. ...Witnesses Debate the Science. The hearing featured a panel of five witnesses, four of whom were invited by the Republican majority. ...John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, ...Judith Curry, chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, questioned findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, ...William Happer, a physics professor at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Mark Steyn, a journalist and author of books on climate, threats to Western civilization, and musical theater, whom Pennsylvania State University climatologist Michael Mann has sued for defamation. David Titley, former oceanographer of the U.S. Navy and a retired rear admiral, who was invited by the Democrats on the subcommittee, said he finds the evidence for climate change and the dangers it poses to people and national security too great to ignore. “I’m a simple sailor,” he declared, “but it is hard for me to see the [global warming] pause” that Sen. Cruz claimed has occurred on a chart shown at the hearing....  https://eos.org/articles/ted-cruz-chairs-heated-senate-hearing-on-climate-change