Sep 18, 2013

GOP Committee Holds Hearing on Climate Change Stacked with Climate Change Deniers

Update: Paul Krugman notes the Republicans have transitioned from being the "stupid party" to being the "crazy party." Crazy is worse than stupid. "It helps, I think, to understand just how unprecedented today’s political climate really is," writes Krugman.

Just in, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power actually has on its agenda, Climate Change.

The agenda item is "The Obama Administration’s Climate Change Policies and Activities."

But having this Republican and Tea Party-led Committee hold a hearing on climate change is like Pat Robertson and the 700 Club holding a seminar on biological evolution.

Here are links to biological evolution at the University of California at Berkeley's An introduction to evolution, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution.

Don't be afraid.

As Organizing for Action points out this morning, of the 17 members of the committee's Republican majority, 13 are documented climate change deniers.

It's 2013 and Republicans still don't believe in the science of climate change.

Be alarmed.

So, here's an introduction to climate change on James Hansen's webpage, with links to the empirical methods to measure climate change and the use of planetary science history to understand it.

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