Bob Inglis verbalizes that voters did the right thing.
Outgoing Republican Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.) broke with his party today and publicly vented his frustration about the apparent turn toward climate skepticism in the next Congress, when Republicans will take control of the House.
Inglis, who has served six terms in the House, was soundly defeated by a more conservative opponent in a Republican primary this year and has blamed the loss in part on his belief in climate science, which hurt him with voters. Inglis made his frustration clear this morning at a House Science subcommittee hearing on the science of climate change.
Proving that Scott Adams was wrong when he said : “You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.”
And also proving that P.T. Barnum was correct. Inglis actually believes that the Chinese are going to cut back their CO2 production.
“To my free enterprise colleagues, whether you think it’s all a bunch of hooey, what we talk about in this committee — the Chinese don’t, and they plan on eating our lunch in the next century, working on these problems,” Inglis said. “We may press the pause button for a few years, but China is pressing the fast-forward button.”
Congratulations South Carolina!
Inglis : “”I encourage the scientists that are listening out there to get ready for the hearings that are coming up in the next Congress,” he said. “Those will be difficult hearings for climate scientists. But I would encourage you to welcome those as fabulous opportunities to teach. Don’t come here defensively. Say, ‘I’m glad to have an opportunity to explain the science.'”
I can hardly wait.
Explain the science. Yeah, like Heidi Cullen ? I read her ‘testimony’ that she gave to a congressional committee today (Dr. Judith Curry gave testimony also on the ‘uncertainties’, which I thought was good).
Anyway, Heidi’s testimony was right along the AGW mantra, all the way.
What a joke.
James Hansen and Michael Mann should be the first two!
I would be tempted to get TV service in my home for that!
I’d like Inhofe to waterboard the truth out of Hansen…..but I guess that might seem a touch heavy handed….. 🙂
That would be a huge hit for C-SPAN.