Monday, November 15, 2010

If It Limps Like a Duck . . .
Congressional Committee's Climate Change Confab

Nov. 17 Update: Santer smacks down misleading Michaels
Here are the archived CSPAN videos of the hearing:
Panel 1 (begins at end of Cicerone testimony)
Panel 2
Panel 3

Ben Santer smacks down Pat Michaels starting at 35:15 in Panel 2: "Dr. Michaels' analysis is wrong; sorry, it's just completely incorrect."

Original Post:
The lame-duck Congress will take testimony on the climate change issue on Wednesday, November 17. The hearing of the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Energy & Environment is titled "A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response". The current witness list includes:
Panel I
  • Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Heidi M. Cullen, CEO and Director of Communications, Climate Central
  • Dr. Gerald A. Meehl, Senior Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Dr. Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panel II
  • Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, Atmospheric Scientist, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Richard B. Alley, Evan Pugh Professor, Department of Geosciences and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Richard A. Feely, Senior Scientist, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA
  • Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, Cato Institute
Panel III
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, United States Department of the Navy
  • Mr. James Lopez, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mr. William Geer, Director of the Center for Western Lands, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  • Dr. Judith Curry, Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lindzen, Michaels, and Curry were all added today to the list originally distributed last week.

The hearing is scheduled to be webcast at the committee's website from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The CSPAN schedule has not yet been posted.

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