Posts Tagged ‘Richard Somerville’

Who is Richard Somerville?

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

Dr Richard Somerville seems to have made a lot of noise in the Congressional hearings. This is one summary of his appearance.

The most effective minority witness, IMO, was Dr. Richard Somerville, whose testimony updates the continual — and predictable — refrain that ‘climate change is even worse than we previously predicted.’ Much of Somerville’s testimony is drawn from a report he co-authored called the Copenhagen Diagnosis.”

Dr Somerville is an active promoter of the climate change agenda and is a member of the Advisory Board at the Aspen Global Change Institute. He is its former chairman and was IPCC AR4 WG1 Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Historical Overview of Climate Change Science. The Aspen Institute is particularly well funded and the Global Change Institute seperately receives “generous funding” from government and several foundations. (more…)

“Science’s role is to inform, not dictate, policy.” Right, So Overturn EPA’s Polcy-Dictating Endangerment Rule!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Source: Global Warming Org

Earlier this week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held its third hearing on the Energy Tax Prevention Act, a bill to stop EPA from determining national policy on climate change through the Clean Air Act, a statute enacted in 1970, years before global warming was even a gleam in Al Gore’s eye. The hearing, requested by ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), was entitled Climate Science and EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Regulations.

Although Democrats are now the minority party in the House, they got more witnesses (4) than did the majority (3). I don’t know how Rep. Waxman pulled that off. Did he ever let Republicans have more witnesses when he was in the chair? No. Would he return the favor if Dems regain control of the House? Doubtful.

The most effective minority witness, IMO, was Dr. Richard Sommerville, whose testimony updates the continual — and predictable — refrain that ‘climate change is even worse than we previously predicted.’ Much of Somerville’s testimony is drawn from a report he co-authored called the Copenhagen Diagnosis. (more…)