Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 25, 2013   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the April 25, 2013 hearing on "Policy Relevant Climate Issues in Context," held before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment. From the opening statement of Lamar Smith: "Climate change is an issue that needs to be discussed thoughtfully and objectively. Unfortunately, it's sometimes surrounded by claims that conceal the facts and hinder the proper weighing of policy options. I believe in the integrity of science. And I find it unfortunate that those who question certain scientific views on climate have their motives impugned. Challenging accepted beliefs through open debate and critical thinking is a primary part of the scientific process. To make a rational decision on climate change, we need to examine the relevant scientific issues along with the costs and benefits and better understand the uncertainties that surround both. As we will hear today, there is still a great amount of uncertainty associated with our understanding of human influences on climate." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Judith Curry, William Chameides and Bjørn Lomborg.

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Serial No. 113-24; Serial Number 113-24
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