Representative Dana Rohrabacher (CA) was among those in attendance, and his views on global warming were unsurprisingly driven by petty politics rather than, say, the opinions of Nobel Prize-winning scientists (via the Virginian Pilot):
The California Republican was talking about global warming and could barely contain his disgust.But, hey, let's give credit where credit's due: at least Mr. Rohrabacher has, in the past, allowed that human creatures could theoretically be responsible for the planet's warming. Then again, it's unclear if dinosaur flatulence passes the scientific smell test as a main cause of warming (pun intended).
"Al Gore has been wrong all along!" Rohrabacher yelled into the microphone. "This is outrageous! All of this is wrong! The people who have stifled this debate have an agenda that is just frightening!"
Welcome to the third annual International Conference on Climate Change, a daylong session of speeches and scientific presentations that took place Tuesday just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Almost no media covered the event.
Seriously though, not to get too graphic here, but what's with the repeated excrement motif from Congressional naysayers regarding global warming? Perhaps in the case of Reps. John Boehner (OH) and Rohrabacher, silence wouldn't necessarily be deadly...
I'll be here all night, folks.