Head of the EPA can’t tell Sen. Jeff Sessions if its climate models are correct

sessionsThere was a pretty heated exchange recently between Alabama’s Sen. Jeff Sessions and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing.

During the hearing, Sessions said he hears a large number of complaints from constituents about the Environmental Protection Agency’s “overreach.” Sessions then questioned McCarthy on data about droughts, hurricanes and the figures used to show climate change.

On droughts, McCarthy said: “I don’t know in what context (a scientist) is making statements like that…”

On hurricanes she said: “I cannot answer that question. It’s a very complicated issue.”

And on temperature she added: “I do not know what the (temperature) models actually are predicting that you are referring to…”

That last one was a step too far for Session who responded: “This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency–who should know more than anybody else in the world, who is imposing hundreds of billions of dollars in cost to prevent this climate temperature increase–doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong.”

You can watch the full exchange below. The real fireworks start around the 4:40 mark.

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    Gator

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    That should be grounds for dismissal. If I had ever shown such ignorance of my occupation I would have been demoted and sent back for retraining, or fired.

    Why isn’t Obama [i]outraged[/i]? The biggest threat to mankind and the planet, and his top gun at the EPA doesn’t know about the climate models?

    If you haven’t figured out that this is all a charade, you are not paying attention.

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    JB

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    I wish we had politicians like this in Australia!

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    Amber

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    Obama isn’t outraged because he is her boss .She is following directions .

    Who approves the EPA budget ? A 6% increase ? Not .

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      Gator

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      Obama isn’t outraged, because he does not expect or want his people to think or investigate for themselves. Just submit.

      That is how we know this is all just a charade.

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    GR82DRV

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    Who needs to be correct if the sky is falling. Obviously we need to end free market economics, curtail American sovereignty, and redistribute wealth to solve this science-based disaster.

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