These Climate Scientists Think House Science Chair Lamar Smith Has No Idea What He's Talking About
Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican chair of the House Science Committee who also happens to believe global warming might actually be a really good thing, flew off the hook this week. The cause? The New York Times publicized a draft version of a federal scientific report which climate scientists worry Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to suppress or doctor.
In a statement, Smith argued the “alarmist media is at it again” and tried to one-up the thousands of studies referred to in the report, suggesting he knows better than the tens of thousands of scientists who wrote them.
Seriously, Smith is done with the whole Republican “I’m not a scientist” line. In his telling, Smith has practically done the research himself, with his mighty brain striking like thunder at dubious scientific methodology.