Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Energy, Environment | Tags: Congressional Testimony, Deepwater Horizon Spill, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
Lord Christopher Monckton has been traveling the world, speaking on the science — and the failure — of the alarmist case for global warming. He’s a witty, fun speaker and it is always a pleasure to hear from him.
On the 6 of May, he testified before Congress. His testimony is here. His testimony began:
The Select Committee, in its letter inviting testimony for the present hearing, cites various scientific bodies as having concluded that —
- The global climate has warmed;
- Human activities account for most of the warming since the mid-20th century;
- Climate change is already causing a broad range of impacts in the United States;
- The impacts of climate change are expected to grow in the coming decades;
The first statement requires heavy qualification and, since the second is wrong, the third and fourth are without foundation and must fall.
Congratulations to Hawaii’s brand new Congressman-elect, Republican Charles Djou. The anti-Democrat wave continues…
Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up — the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress.
Djou’s victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and is located in the district where Obama was born and spent most of his childhood.
“This is a momentous day. We have sent a message to the United States Congress. We have sent a message to the national Democrats. We have sent a message to the machine,” Djou said. “The congressional seat is not owned by one political party. This congressional seat is owned by the people.”
Djou received 67,274 votes, or 39.5 percent. He was trailed by state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa, a Democrat who received 52,445 votes, or 30.8 percent. The other leading Democrat, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case, received 47,012 votes, or 27.6 percent.
Republicans see the victory as a powerful statement about their momentum heading into November. They already sent a Republican to the U.S. Senate to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts — a place that was once thought to be the most hostile of territories for the GOP. Now Republicans can say they won a congressional seat in the former backyard of the president and in a state that gave Obama 72 percent of the vote two years ago. [read more]
Even though the Democrat vote was split between two candidates (your party is really in disarray when you can’t rally behind one candidate or the other), even their combined totals represent a 20 point loss for Democrats in the district.