Sierra Club would rather quote bogus 97% mantra than address facts

Watts Up With That?

Sierra Club President Aaron Mair before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday October 6th, 2015 Sierra Club President Aaron Mair before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday October 6th, 2015

We all know that the now infamous “97% consensus” is based on shonky data analysis by John Cook, but that doesn’t stop the president of the Sierra Club from using it, even when it means a standoff with a Senator in a congressional testimony. Today, Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz questioned Sierra Club President Aaron Mair in a contentious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Via the Daily Caller:

But on one question in particular, Mair would not deviate from his rehearsed answer.

When asked about the 18 year pause in global warming, as documented by satellite data, Mr. Mair denied it exists. “So if the data are contrary to your testimony, would the Sierra Club issue a retraction?” Cruz asked.

“Sir, we concur with the 97 percent scientific consensus with regards to global…

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