Warming Skeptics Vie for Science Panel:
Three Republicans who have made it pretty clear they don't think global warming is real are vying to head
up the House Science Committee, reports Salon.
The House Science Committee oversees science, space and
technology. The three GOPers are Reps. Lamar Smith, Jim Sensenbrenner and Dana Rohrabachrer. Each has,
over the years, said in one way or another that global warming is bunkum.
Rohrabacher has suggested that
previous climate change was due to dinosaur farts. Sensenbrenner has said global warming is part of a vast
conspiracy. Smith says the liberal media is slanted in favor of warming.
The current chair, Rep. Ralph Hall, however, says
he's more afraid of freezing than warming.