All for one and one for all! (Cast of the original 1921 film, The Three Musketeers)
Last week, I wrote about Congressman Lamar Smith’s (R-Tex and chairman of the House Science Committee) Congressional subpoena for all correspondence related to a paper from this June that yet again debunked the persistent false claim that global warming has been on “pause” since 1998. Congressman Smith rejects the scientific conclusions, preferring instead to believe that NOAA scientists and officials have colluded to change data to further what he calls President Obama’s “climate change agenda” but what is actually, um—how to put this diplomatically?—the scientific reality. There is simply no evidence to substantiate his conspiracy theories, and overwhelming evidence against them.