D.C. snowstorm scrubs global-warming hearing
Washington D.C. Trip (Photo credit: Nicho Von Akron)
The snowquester has claimed yet another casualty: Wednesday's House hearing on global warming.
The House Science, Space and Technology Committee announced early Wednesday that it's postponing its environmental subcommittee's scheduled 10 a.m. hearing on the state of the science behind climate change. As a reason, it cited "weather."
The panel hasn't announced when the hearing will take place.
The session was apparently designed to shore up the knowledge of subcommittee members ahead of expected new carbon regulations from President Barack Obama. As of Tuesday evening, a committee spokesman had insisted the show would go on.
From the start, the idea of holding a climate hearing during a paralyzing D.C. snowstorm seemed ripe for snarky comments.