The Senate isn’t the only body with an anti-science goober leading a committee
Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, hasn’t read the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but he says he knows enough to conclude that “most of the predictions have been wrong,” he told Bloomberg TV on Friday.
“Congressman, it’s science. It’s 800 scientists,” Bloomberg host Cory Johnson interrupted. “It’s not some random guy making a prediction.”
“There are a lot of other scientists who disagree,” said the Texas Republican. “For example, we’ve now had close to 18 years of no global warming even though carbon dioxide emissions have increased 25 percent over the last 18 years. Nobody can explain that.”
Smith told Johnson he had not read the IPCC report. “I only read summaries,” he said, and described the report authors as “clearly biased.”