Clearing the Air on Climate Science

Over on the main site this morning, I have a piece looking at one of the efforts to improve communication about climate science and encourage more scientist to engage with the press. In a similar vein, the House Committee on Science and Technology is today holding its final hearing on climate science for 2010—and likely the last hearing before a number of GOP climate change deniers take over the majority.

The hearing, “A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response,” starts at 10:30 a.m. It features three panels, and the panelists include:

  • Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone
  • Dr. Heidi M. Cullen
  • Dr. Gerald A. Meehl
  • Dr. Richard Lindzen
  • Dr. Benjamin D. Santer
  • Dr. Richard B. Alley
  • Dr. Richard A. Feely
  • Dr. Patrick J. Michaels
  • Rear Admiral David W. Titley
  • Mr. James Lopez
  • Mr. William Geer
  • Dr. Judith Curry

More Mother Jones reporting on Climate Desk

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