Lamar Smith lays out political strategy at climate conference 

Posted: March 25, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, Politics

The warmist AAAS sucks lemons in advance of the US Senate climate change hearing next week. They resent his ‘agenda’ as it opposes theirs.

Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) rarely expresses his true feelings in public, says the AAAS.

But speaking yesterday to a like-minded crowd of climate change doubters and skeptics, the chairman of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledged that the committee is now a tool to advance his political agenda rather than a forum to examine important issues facing the U.S. research community.

“Next week we’re going to have a hearing on our favorite subject of climate change and also on the scientific method, which has been repeatedly ignored by the so-called self-professed climate scientists,” Smith told the Heartland Institute’s 12th annual conference on climate change in Washington, D.C.

The audience cheered loudly as Smith read the names of three witnesses—climate scientist Judith Curry, who recently retired from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; policy specialist Roger Pielke, Jr. of the University of Colorado in Boulder; and John Christy, a professor of earth system science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville—he expects to support his view that climate change is a politically driven fabrication and that taking steps to mitigate its impact will harm the U.S. economy.

Then boos filled the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., after Smith mentioned the fourth witness—Michael Mann, a climate researcher at Pennsylvania State University in State College and a frequent target of climate change doubters.

“That’s why this hearing is going to be so much fun,” Smith said with a huge grin on his normally impassive face.

Continued here.

  1. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    ““That’s why this hearing is going to be so much fun,” Smith said with a huge grin on his normally impassive face.”

    Mann-made climate change on the Congressional senate stand! I cannot wait. Nor can the popcorn 🍿!

  2. oldbrew says:

    There’s an element of pantomime in this but let’s hope it doesn’t obscure the serious points that need to be made.

    The title of the Senate hearing is ‘Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method’

  3. A “conference” of lukewarmers and one alarmist. Political theatre, not science exposition.

  4. And the AAAS is an intellectually criminal organization of long-standing.

  5. oldbrew says:

    The Fundamental Issue in Climate Science Resolved
    Alan Carlin | March 24, 2017
    – – –
    Recent Research Shows Climate Models Are Mostly “Black Box” Fudging, Not Real Science
    By P Gosselin on 24. March 2017
    Climate models fail on the test stand
    By Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt

  6. catweazle666 says:

    So, three sceptics/lukewarmers and Michael ‘Disgrace to his Profession’ Mann…

    I’m surprised ole Hokey Schtick is up for it actually, he is renowned for his reluctance to debate with even the mildest of sceptics.

    Perhaps they’ve invited him along for his entertainment value…

  7. oldbrew says:

    Someone at the conference said ‘climate science’ should be renamed ‘climate studies’ 😎

  8. […] Source: Lamar Smith lays out political strategy at climate conference  | Tallbloke’s Talkshop […]

  9. oldbrew says:

    “The days of ‘trust-me’ science are over” – Lamar Smith.

    – See more at:

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    The Enlightenment Finding…

    Smith’s mission is simple:
    1. Retract ERSSTv4 & v5. Reinstate v3b2.
    2. Ditch major western fault (infiltrant line of control messengers luking their opposition).