13 Responses to Must-see House hearing on “State of Climate Science” — Holdren and Lubchenco to testify on urgency of impacts, Wednesday, 10 am
WASHINGTON – With the international climate change talks in Copenhagen fast approaching, there is real urgency to reach diplomatic consensus on a planetary solution. In a hearing this Wednesday, the Select Committee will explore with climate scientists from the Obama administration the urgent, consensus view on our planetary problem: that global warming is real, and the science indicates that it is getting worse.
Well this should be lively, as one can expect the conservatives on Energy Independence and Global Warming to bring up …. hmm, wait, don’t tell me … Tiger Woods?
You can find the webcast here, 10 am ET, Wednesday. The rest of the news release follows:
At the hearing, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) will host two of America’s preeminent climate scientists, Dr. John Holdren and Dr. Jane Lubchenco.
Dr. Holdren is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was formerly a professor at Harvard University and the director of the acclaimed Woods Hole Research Center.
Dr. Lubchenco is the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States’ leading climate office.
The past decade has been the hottest in recorded history, with all of the years since 2001 being in the top 10 of hottest, according to NASA. This summer, the world’s oceans were the warmest in NOAA’s 130 years of record-keeping. Meanwhile, global heat-trapping pollution continues to rise.
Yes, the photo of Tiger and his wife are a red herring in this post, kind of like the emails are to the state of climate science!
Bonus red herring humor, “Top 10 Tiger Woods jokes on the web“:
Apparently, the only person who can beat Tiger Woods with a golf club is his wife
What’s the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a ball 400 yards
Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident as he pulled out of his driveway early Friday morning. It was Woods’ shortest drive since an errant tee shot at the US Open.
What was Tiger Woods doing out at 2.30 in the morning? He’d gone clubbing
Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn’t decide between a wood and an iron
Perhaps Tiger should be using a driver?
This is the first time Tiger’s ever failed to drive 300 yards
Apparently, Tiger admitted this crash was the closest shave he’s ever had. So Gillette has dropped his contract.
Tiger Woods wasn’t seriously injured in the crash. He’s still below par though
Tiger Woods is so rich that he owns lots of expensive cars. Now he has a hole in one.