I actually think this was a bad move. I’ll get to why in a bit
(The Hill) House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans have rebuffed Democrats’ bid to require the high-profile panel to hold hearings on links between climate change, extreme weather and threats to coastal areas.
On Wednesday the Committee, along party lines, voted down Democratic amendments to its formal oversight plan for the 113th Congress.
Of course, Dems delved into Climate Astrology
One defeated amendment, from Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), would have required hearings on the role of climate change in drought, heat waves, wildfires, reduced crop yields and other effects.
Rush knocked GOP climate skeptics. “Hurricane Sandy wasn’t a hoax. The droughts and the fires experienced by those in the Western states, those weren’t hoaxes, those are realities. There was pain suffering and loss of property,” he said.
A second defeated amendment, by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), called for hearings on climate-related coastal threats including sea-level rise, more frequent and intense storms, and ocean acidification.
Two points: first, holding hearing would have allowed the GOP to bring up scientist interested in science who would have blown the Warmist’s arguments away, and exposed the agenda of the Warmists as one of Progressivism, also known as “soft fascism”.
Second, Republicans could have used my favorite tactic, asking what all these Warmists are doing in their lives to stop globull warming, exposing elected Democrats and their “scientists” and shills as hypocrites.