Tomorrow, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on climate change. This historic hearing will be chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chair of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. And, this is an issue that is ripe for oversight and investigation in that the story thus far has been so one-sided in the face of almost overwhelming opinion to the contrary.
Testifying at the hearing will be Dr. Edward Wegman, a prominent statistics professor at George Mason University who is chair of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. He was asked to review the studies used in the much-ballyhooed report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, where Michael Mann’s famed but flawed “hockey stick” theory was featured. His findings are startling. Said Dr. Wegman:
“Overall, our committee believes that Dr. Mann’s assessments that the decade of the 1990s was the hottest decade of the millennium and that 1998 was the hottest year of the millennium cannot be supported by his analysis…”
The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. We will pass along any good tidbits that we pick up, but we’d also predict that Dr. Wegman will not receive the same level of press coverage as those who subscribe to the flawed theory of global warming.
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