Hardball | November 13, 2012
>>> next job opening in the house science committee . the position of chairman will be up for grabs when the current chairman steps down from the post. three republicans have said they want the job. based on the lineup you might think they're vying for a post on the house anti-science committee. the contenders are, first% lamar smith , accused the media of skewing in favor of global warming alarmists. jim sensenbrenner who offered this nugget on the subject of global warming back in 2009 . quote, i personally believe that the solar flares are more responsible for climatic cycles than anything human beings do. scientists disagree with the member. facing off against these two, there's dana rohrabacher who asked this question of the u.n. hearing on climate change, quote, is there some thought being given to subsidizing the clearing of rainforests in order for some countries to eliminate that production of greenhouse gases ? as we all learned in grammar school , yucker people watching, trees absorb carbon monoxide. who could be more counterproductive than chopping down entire rainforests. they're evidently not looking for -- well, they're not exactly looking up -- things are not looking up for the science committee.