A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response

By Eco Guy 11:16pm 17th November 2010
US House of Representatives Science Committee has a meeting today titled 'A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response' - we give you the details.

This is quite a ground breaking meeting, given it appears from the records that there is a reasonable balance in the pro-AGW and anti-AGW sides, see main page here.

From our perspective, this is good news. Also from an initial quick reading of the testimony's so far it looks like the anti-AGW testimony's are far more 'internally consistent' - i.e. based on observations and derived conclusions rather than abstract modeling and statistical exaggeration. Hopefully people will pick up on this different degree of factual grounding.

Lindzen's Testimony is particularly cutting and to the point. It digs right into the core issues around how the science has been 'over sold' and become more of a religious undertaking and 'faith' based exercise in manufacturing alarm for the masses to suitably react to.

As for this causing any change in policy making?  Not sure, too early to tell; but it is a step in the right direction and actually indicates through its existence that the science in reality is far from settled.


Appears the webcast is not functioning. Although we do have comments from Judith Curry.

Video of the webcast is now available here.

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  • Bluerock said:

    lol. Is this a joke?! Lindzen waffled on a load of drivel and was shot down by Santer at each step.

    ON Thu, 18 Nov 10, 3:02am probably from Australia  Reply to this comment

    • Eco Guy said:

      Evidence of this? The webcast is down currently, so there is no means to prove if what you say is the truth or not.

      ON Thu, 18 Nov 10, 3:32am probably from Australia  Reply to this comment

    • Eco Guy said:

      Hmm, seems you haven't watched the video (25 minutes in Lindzen talks). Santer did not 'shoot down' Lindzen at any point.. Although given the 'quality' of your comments on reddit - it looks like you are consistent to your usual poor form.

      ON Thu, 18 Nov 10, 5:16am probably from Australia  Reply to this comment

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