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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Upton may tackle global warming issue more quickly than Issa

By Juliet Eilperin

When it comes to the immediate issues that incoming House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to tackle this year, climate science and regulation doesn't make the list.

According a list of the top six priorities Issa has lined up for hearings , obtained by Politico, global warming is nowhere to be found.

Now, Issa spokesman Kurt Bardella assures Post Carbon that political observers shouldn't read too much into this: "Just because it isn't on our hearing list doesn't mean we're not looking at it."

But given incoming House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's (R-Mich.) eagerness to take on the Environmental Protection Agency and its efforts to regulate greenhouse gases, it's a safe bet that much of the initial action will take place at Upton's panel, rather than Issa's.

By Juliet Eilperin  | January 3, 2011; 4:20 PM ET
 
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Those of you who think human activity is insufficient to cause climate change, please explain this.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap001127.html

Please stop sticking you fingers in your ears, closing your eyes and screaming. We are in need of adult response to a global crisis.

Posted by: vergentbill | January 4, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse

vergentbill,

Your link took me to a picture of the earth at night. I cannot figure out what that has to do with Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Global Warming, also known (at least this week) as climate disruption.

Look how dark Greenland is. I bet there was more light there while the Danish colonists lived there.

Posted by: snorbertzangox | January 4, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Those of you who think human activity is sufficient enough to cause climate change, please explain this:

http://www.nipccreport.org/reports/2009/2009report.html

Please stop sticking you fingers in your ears, closing your eyes and screaming, "There is no such thing as legitimate skeptic scientists." We are in need of adult response to claims of a so-called global warming crisis.

While you are at it, please explain why accusers of skeptic scientists never bothered to show the "smoking gun" 1991 memo that supposedly proved the accusation of corruption:

"How an Enviro-Advocacy Group Propped Up Global Warming in the MSM – A Nov 2 Election Connection" http://bigjournalism.com/rcook/2010/11/02/how-an-enviro-advocacy-group-propped-up-global-warming-in-the-msm-a-nov-2-election-connection/

Posted by: RoaldA | January 4, 2011 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Global warming is very real and it is going to get worse and more extreme we are at the beginning of a massive climate shift. We need self-sustainability and we need it now. Follow www.myhumanism.org.uk for information on how you can get started.

Posted by: primemus | January 10, 2011 6:52 AM | Report abuse

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