Prominent climate-denying politician gets schooled by science, again


For more than a year, Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, has been hounding federal climate scientists about a landmark scientific study, published in 2015, whose results he didn’t like. 

Now comes proof from an independent group of scientists that affirms NOAA’s findings.

The study, published in the journal Science, addressed a so-called pause in global warming that scientists had observed from 1998 to 2012. Up until that study, the “warming hiatus” had been a prominent talking point for those arguing that manmade global warming either didn’t exist at all, or is less of a problem than most climate scientists make it out to be. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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