“… within the scientific community, there’s basically no disagreement that by pumping heat-trapping gases like CO2 into the atmosphere, people are warming up the planet.”
The witness panel does not really represent the vast majority of climate scientists who have concluded that there is a connection between human activity and climate,” Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) said at the hearing. “For a balanced panel, we need 96 more Dr. Manns.”
House Science Committee Hearing Pits Three Fringe Climate Deniers Against Mainstream Climate Scientist Michael Mann
Before we impose costly government regulations, we should evaluate scientific uncertainties and ascertain the extent to which they make it difficult to quantify humans contributions to climate change.
Far too often, alarmist theories on climate science originate with scientists who operate outside the principles of the scientific method …
The scientific method welcomes critiques so theories can be refined and it avoids speculation about distant events for which there is no hard proof …
In the field of climate science, there is legitimate concern that scientists are biased in favor of reaching predetermined conclusions.”
Climate Scientist Fires Back at House Science Committee During Hearing
This is a climate-change-denying, Koch-brothers-funded outlet that has a climate-change-denier conference every year, and Chairman Smith spoke at that conference,” Mann told the committee.
“Dr. Mann, don’t mischaracterize that conference,” Smith replied. “They do not say that they are deniers, and you should not say that they are either.”
House votes to limit EPA to science based on “public data”
The American people have a right to see the data that is used to justify EPA’s costly regulations,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, author of the bill and chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said in a statement. “The days of ‘trust me’ science are over. Allowing EPA’s data to be independently reviewed promotes sound science that will restore confidence in the EPA decision-making process.”