House GOP Abolishes Committee On Climate Change

The incoming House Republican majority has taken a first step in streamlining the way Congress operates — by dissolving the committee that Democrats created specifically to hold hearings on global warming.

The AFP reports:

Democrats immediately assailed what they branded the “very disappointing” decision to dismantle the Select Committee on Global Warming, which did not have the power to approve legislation.

“We have pledged to save taxpayers’ money by reducing waste and duplication in Congress,” said a spokesman for Republican House speaker-designate John Boehner, Michael Steel.

Look on the bright side: House Republicans have clearly acknowledged that the Committee on Global Warming exists, was created by humans, and could be reversed.