I do not believe the scientists because it is their profession, not their hobby.
So Jon Stewart summarizes the view expressed by Rep. Larry Bucshon in this The Daily Show clip exposing some of the inanities of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (starts 3:00 into the clip). Although undoubtably cut for optimal humor, it is hard to imagine a context that would make any of the questions asked by committee members seem intelligent. Of course, the confrontation is not unexpected when the committee titles its page on the hearing “Full Committee Hearing – The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design“. Some more complete clips are at ThinkProgress (GG couldn’t get the Committee’s archived webcast to work to see the whole thing). This sort of thing is not new; a blog hosted by Scientific American recounts some earlier adventures with this group.