Today’s Climate Follies

There’s just so much happening on the climate change front these days—quite aside from the Paris summit—that it is almost impossible to keep up. And how I would like to have been in Washington, DC yesterday to take in the climate change hearing Sen. Ted Cruz convened with a witness list that included Dr. Judith Curry (whom I have wrongly neglected reporting on here at Power Line chiefly because her terrific posts at tend to be very long and technical), Dr. John Christy, Dr. Will Happer, and (drum roll please) Mark Steyn.

Having testified before congressional committees a few times, I have long wondered what would happen if witnesses at congressional hearings were allowed to ask questions of the Senators or House members—the witness turning the tables on the witless, you might say. Yesterday it happened to Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, who, by the end of the withering cross-examination by Steyn and Curry, clearly starts looking for a way out of the hole he’s in. This is a delightful five minutes:

Hats off to Sen. Cruz for allowing the witnesses to defend themselves before a bully like Markey. I’m sure Markey will lodge a complaint with Mitch McConnell about Cruz violating “committee protocol.”

Meanwhile, “climate criminal” Marc Morano, mentioned here the other day for the wanted posters for him up in Paris, has a new film coming out, entitled “Climate Hustle.” It premiered in Paris two days ago, accompanied by protesters, natch. Here’s a two-minute highlight reel of the event:

We’ll let you know when the movie is available for viewing here stateside.