Sen. McCain holds junk science climate hearing

by William Yeatman on September 14, 2004

in Politics, Science

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2004Today Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is again holding hearings on the possible impacts of climate change and is again failing to present an accurate picture of the relevant science.  Pursuing his policy of favoring alarmist predictions over balanced debate, the Commerce Committee Chairman leads a stacked witness list chosen to bolster support for his own legislative agenda.


Witnesses are expected to detail dramatic scenarios of localized climate impactsreduced snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, increasing drought in Californias wine-growing regionsdespite the widely acknowledged inability of current science to make such predictions.


The claims that one state will be impacted by climate change in a specific way are based on computer models that are simply not able to make such predictions, said Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Forecasting climate catastrophe state by state may be helpful in scaring the population of a particular part of the country, but it isnt scientifically honest.


Contact for Interviews:    

Richard Morrison, 202.331.2273

Climate Change Expert Available for Interviews

Myron Ebell

Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy


Iain Murray

Senior Fellow



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