EPA chief dumps own endangerment finding: Only cites 97% Nonsensus as scientific proof of global warming

From Gina McCarthy’s written testimony ahead of tomorrow’s House hearing:

Chairman Whitfield, Ranking Member Rush, members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.
In June, the President reaffirmed his commitment to reducing carbon pollution when he directed many federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, to take meaningful steps to mitigate the current and future damage caused by carbon dioxide emissions and to prepare for the anticipated climate changes that have already been set in motion.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Based on the evidence, more than 97% of climate scientists are convinced that human caused climate change is occurring. If our changing climate goes unchecked, it will have devastating impacts on the United States and the planet. Reducing carbon pollution is critically important to the protection of Americans’ health and the environment upon which our economy depends.

Read her testimony.

3 thoughts on “EPA chief dumps own endangerment finding: Only cites 97% Nonsensus as scientific proof of global warming”

  1. Well, there is one for certain: Australia will be leading the rest of the world in debunking this “whole Global warming crap” ( as uttered by our great Prime Minister, Tony Abbott).
    Only 22 million of us, but boy, do we make an impact globally!
    Tony Abbott has managed in one foul swoop to dismantle four departments set up by the previous KRudd/Gillard/KRudd governments around the stupid AGW mantra.
    Vale, Abbott!

  2. It’s really sad to think that EPA used to have scientists who actually used the scientific method and carefully evaluated papers before swallowing conclusions whole. Alas, I haven’t seen evidence of any of these people anymore. The head of the agency trotting out such a thoroughly discredited paper and citing it to congress is pathetic. Science ethics says that if a theory or paper is disproved, it is unethical to keep on citing it as if it were valid, as we see here and have seen since January, 2009. If there are any real scientists left in the Agency, they’ve undoubtedly been told to shut up or get out.

    This message to Congress is just a shabby example of what Obama’s EPA has become. They used to have people who would say, “wait a minute. This isn’t right.” Now, there’s nobody like that, at least, nobody with any guts at all.

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