So the Cruz follies are on the air, feel free to add your comments
Christy, Curry, Happer and Steyn, with Dave Titley for the forces of rationality.
Christy and Happer are pushing for Team B. Conservative pushed Team B exercises has a long history of being wrong. Happer sounds shaken.
UPDATE: He damn well was shaken
See here for why
Curry is moaning that people don't like her
Steyn, well, Steyn is saying that Mike Mann is not a Nobel Prize winner. Tell Richard Tol. At this point he is on to the persecution of Exxon and that the science is not settled. Awfully loud, may be mike hugging
Titley is up now. As a former naval officer he starts with sea level rise, points out that risk management shows there is a serious problem putting theory and observation together. What do we know, that the earth's climate is changing, that it associated with greenhouse gases, that we can mitigate the problem. "If you wait for 100% certainty on the battlefield, you will probably be dead"
What to do. We are already paying the costs, New Orleans, Sandy, Alaska. Not some mid-tropospheric change in the atmosphere.
Decarbonization will happen, the only question is how fast. US must lead.
Cruz is talking to Happer, basically pushing that CO2 is good. Happer backs off pointing out that higher CO2 was 5 million years ago.
Cruz says that this proves that high CO2 not related to industrialization.
Pulls up Christy's chart (its using RSS but it is the same). It looks like TMT, not TLT (but has red line) Of course UAH 6.0 was adjusted to match RSS.
Cruz talks to Titley about the pause. Titley points out that unlike Christy he is not talking about the last 40 years.