Climatologist Dr. John Christy: ‘Even if U.S. disappeared today – no people, no cars, no factories – the impact would be negligible on whatever the climate does’
"Even if the United States of America disappeared today – no people, no cars, no factories – the impact would be negligible on whatever the climate does," Christy said. "To me, it is not scientifically justifiable or economically rational that this nation should establish regulations whose only discernible consequence is an increase in economic pain (placed) most directly and harshly on the poorest among us. This happens when the scientific process that allegedly underpins regulations lacks objectivity and transparency."
The Obama administration is reluctant to provide funding for studies that may not validate the president’s concern about the dangers of climate change, a Huntsville climate expert told a U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday.
John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a well-known skeptic of human-caused climate change, participated Tuesday in a panel hearing before the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness.
Christy said Congress needs objective studies in order to make more informed decisions.
“My view, Congress needs to fix this problem by directly funding red teams which are not part of the climate model and industry that tests the basis for the claims that human-induced climate change is dangerous,” Christy said in his opening statement. “Congress needs objective eyes on this issue because it is such a big ticket item for everyone involved.”
“The attempt to study climate change with an objective eye is thwarted by the federal funding process,” he said.