The video below shows Senator Cruz questioning Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on the alleged phenomenon formerly known as global warming. The video runs a highly entertaining nine minutes or so. It may make you curious about Mair’s background. The Sierra Club has posted a profile of Mair here.
My impression, possibly mistaken, is that Mair doesn’t know what he’s talking about — that he is unfamiliar with the terms of the debate he seeks to shut down. Mair turns the exchange into something resembling a parody of a congressional hearing such as might have appeared on Saturday Night Live when it was funny and when it might have gone after liberal orthodoxy. In addition to the obviously applicable categories, I’m filing this under Laughter Is the Best Medicine.