Climate Change and the Media

By December 6, 2006Global Warming

Don’t wait to read about this one in the press tomorrow, but Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is holding a hearing this morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate office building on “Climate Change and the Media.” His goal, according to this blurb that ran in yesterday’s Washington Times (the only publication to run it), says that, “the hearing will look at how the media has presented scientific evidence regarding predictions of human-caused catastrophic global warming.”

He has invited several experts on the topic, including our friend Bob Carter from Australia. We had the privilege of meeting Bob today and hearing a lecture by him sponsored by the Center for Science and Public Policy. Listening to Bob, you really wonder how the global warming folks can make a credible argument at all. He has some very powerful — and inconvenient — facts. Hopefully he will raise a bunch of them at today’s hearing.

In any event, we hope to provide an update tomorrow on this hearing which promises to be both informative and entertaining. You can click here to watch a live video feed of the hearing.

By the way, any bets on whether the Society of Environmental Journalists will cover the hearing….?