I watched Senator Ted Cruze’s Data or Dogma public hearing yesterday. The hearing was streamed online. Panel members included:
Dr. John Christy: Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Dr. Judith Curry: Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. William Happer: Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics, Princeton University
Mr. Mark Steyn: International Bestselling Author
Dr. David Titley (Rear Admiral, USN (ret.)): Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
I watched all
two three hours of the presentations, including the back and forth between the panel members and Senators on the committee. The Republican’s made a gallant attempt focus on the data while the Democrats kept their focus on discrediting satellite data sources with arguments void of facts while parroting the argument that 97% of the climate scientist and their models cannot be wrong so the data must be bad. The 97% study has been discredited by multiple scientists (here, here, and here), yet the Democrats continue to promote this dogma time and time again during the hearing.
One of the highlights for me was when Mark Steyn came to the defense Dr. Judith Curry, after Senator Markey called panel members deniers. When Curry tried to reply Markey snapped “I did not to ask you a question.” Steyn jumped in to say, “Sir, you just called members of this panel deniers, she has a right to respond.” Markey did not want to hear her reply, but he let Dr. Curry school him on real climate science. Then he split from the meeting before any more of his ignorance of real science was on display.
HERE is a must watch YouTube clip of Mark Steyn demolishing the “science is settled” meme in the Senate hearing yesterday on the fly. Awesome!
You can download the panels submitted testimony HERE.