Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) was a much-needed voice of mid-life woman reason at the latest U.S. House Committee on We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Science hearings on climate change. Calm, firm and all that is reasonable, Rep. Etsy made the very sane observation that resource scarcity will be a consequence of climate change and the national security threat is real. She managed to get the committee to agree that #45 should not cut funding for scientific research from the budget, so —strong work, Rep!
You can listen to the entire two-hour hearing if you’re in the mood to rip all your hair out. Or, you can read an awesome recap at Jezebel. Rep. Etsy’s voice of reason begins at 2:28:19.