Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method, Hearing Before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 29, 2017   [open pdf - 11MB]

This is the March 29, 2017 hearing on "Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method" held before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. From the opening statement of Chairman Lamar Smith: "Today we will examine the scientific method as it relates to climate change. We must ensure that the underlying science that informs policy decisions is based on credible scientific methodology. I believe the climate is changing and that humans play a role. However, I also believe significant questions remain as to the extent. Our actions must be based on sound science. This is the only way we will be able to better address climate change. [...] Much of climate science today appears to be based more on exaggerations, personal agendas, and questionable predictions than on the scientific method. Those who engage in such actions do a disservice to the American people and to their own profession. Only when scientists follow the scientific method can policy-makers be confident that they are making the right decisions. Until then, the debate should continue." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Judith Curry, John Christy, Michael Mann, and Roger Pielke Jr.

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Serial Number 115-10; Serial No. 115-10
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