Broun touts plans for climate science hearings

The chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s oversight panel is planning hearings aimed at showing that climate science is unsettled, according to a news account.

“We're going to get all voices heard about the science of climate,” said Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) in an Athens Banner-Herald story. “Right now the [Obama] administration turns a blind ear and eye to opposing views.”

Broun chairs the Investigations and Oversight subcommittee. He is among a number of senior Republicans who are climate skeptics.

The overwhelming view among climate scientists is that global warming is occurring and that human actions, including the burning of coal and oil, are a primary cause.