Dem Reps Raúl Grijalva and Jared Huffman on Congressional UN species hearing: "Morano's opening statement, where he accused the authors of the biodiversity report — world-renowned scientists sitting next to him at the witness table — of being 'leaders of the UN's bastardization of species-endangerment science.'"
WSJ: "A small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging action on climate change, driven by shifting sentiment among GOP voters and the effects of global warming, from stronger hurricanes to more-destructive wildfires."
Warmist New Republic mag: Just last week, congressional Republicans invited a man named Marc Morano to testify at a House hearing on the recent United Nations report showing that humans are causing a mass species extinction. Morano called the report a “science con,” accusing the U.N. of putting out “authoritative propaganda” in order to gain “more regulatory control of the economy and people’s lives.” He also accused U.N. officials at the hearing of being in on this alleged scheme, for which he offered no concrete evidence.
Morano is not some random crackpot. Formerly Inhofe’s communications director, he now leads communications for the Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow, a conservative think tank partially funded by oil interests, and is executive director of Climate Depot, a sort of Drudge Report for climate deniers. In other words, he’s an influential crackpot.
Morano versus Democratic Chair Huffman of House Natural Resources Committee at Congressional Hearing
Marc Morano, argued that Democrats were wrong to pursue climate change solutions. “What it means is people are going to be paying higher energy costs for absolutely no benefit,” Morano told the committee. “Even if you believe — and you shouldn’t — every claim made by the United Nations or Al Gore, the Green New Deal [and] the UN Paris Agreement will have the temperature difference in 100 years that’s imperceptible.”