As I mentioned earlier today, on Tuesday I'll be appearing before the US Senate along with professors Judith Curry, John Christy, William Happer and David Titley, answering questions from senators on the matter of climate change. The Daily Caller's Michael Bastache interviewed me about my visit to Washington:
Steyn is prepared for Democrat attacks on his credibility and lack of a climate science degree.
"That's a fair enough question because I'm not a scientist," Steyn tells The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. "If some Democrat on that committee wants to take the hockey stick to me and beat me to a pulp, I don't mind that.
"I look at all these people bloviating in Paris. Barack Obama and the Prince of Wales aren't scientists either," Steyn says.
And, if you are a scientist, you get no credit for that from the Big Climate enforcers. As I said to Mr Bastache:
"If I say something about the climate, then they'll say 'well you're not a scientist,'" Steyn says. "If Will Happer says something about it they'll say 'you're not a climate scientist.'"
And, if Judith Curry says something, they say, "Ah, but you're not the right kind of climate scientist."
Do read the whole of the Daily Caller interview. I also have a few words to say about Michael E Fraudpants.
~John Hawkins has compiled his annual survey of the 50 best columnists. And - always the bridesmaid, never the bride - I'm up there at Number Two, which isn't bad for a foreigner. Still, it's an honor to be in (mostly) distinguished company.
The roundup of songs is simply great and although I'm more the opera and classical music lover, I was surprised that each and every one of Steyn's cat songs was a joy to listen to. My true favorite is the 'bonus' song or as Steyn calls it - the Baker's dozen, track 13 : "She Only Talks That Way To The Cat", something not only cat lovers fully understand, but others who live with them also can relate to.
Self-taught climatologist, also-ran columnist and bestselling cat-song vocalist: Has such a Renaissance man ever appeared before Congress?
Actually, I don't regard myself as a Renaissance man. I'm more of a Medieval Warm Period man.