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The House Science Committee Doesn't Seem To Understand The Concept Of Winter

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics

The House of Representatives’ Science Committee sent out a Twitter message Thursday afternoon that appears to mock “climate alarmists,” an odd a...

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New analysis finds Dakota Access pipeline fails Obama's climate test; U.S...

House Republicans Will Investigate Their Ability To Investigate Investigations

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― House Science Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants to exert congressional authority over state attorneys general who are trying ...

Congress Subpoenas Climate Scientists In Effort To Hamper ExxonMobil Fraud Investigation

Ariel Conn | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Ariel Conn

ExxonMobil executives may have intentionally misled the public about climate change – for decades. And the House Science Committee just hampered leg...

Survival of the Unfit

Raymond S. Bradley | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Raymond S. Bradley

U.S. science and technology is not well-served when scientists are harassed by unqualified bullies in Congress.

'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scient...

Tweet This and Risk a Subpoena

Raymond S. Bradley | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Raymond S. Bradley

The latest tirade from Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology sheds light on the real reason for his demand that NOAA employees make available all email correspondence about their recent study on global warming.

The House Committee On Science And Intimidation

Raymond S. Bradley | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Raymond S. Bradley

Political intimidation to suppress scientific studies poses a grave danger to any society. Ironically, despite all the efforts of the Congressional Luddites, it is becoming abundantly clear to all Americans that global warming is an undeniable fact, and something that we need to deal with.

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

Kate Sheppard

This Is What Happens When You Elect Climate Change Deniers | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scientists are balking at major cuts to NASA's budget that the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved last week, cuts...

Federal Dysfunction Continues to Underfund Science and Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Funding ports and scientific research should be ideologically neutral pieces of consensus in American politics. But in the toxic environment of the American Congress we can't even do the easy stuff.

Refueling America's Research

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

If we don't strengthen our support of scientific research, the engine of innovation that gave our nation a competitive edge in the last century may lose steam. A "refuel" is in order to keep our job-stimulating innovation engine on pace. America's economic competitors are moving to increase their own investments, and it would be incredibly short-sighted to fall behind.

James Gerken

House Science Chair Says Latest Climate Report Is 'Clearly Biased,' But He Only Read The Summary | James Gerken | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, hasn't read the latest report from the United Nations' I...

Jason Linkins

Obama Finds An ISIS Strategy While Congress... Privatizes Asteroids? Really? | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Fresh off polls indicating that a majority of Americans now believe that the Islamic State (or, if you prefer, ISIS or ISIL) poses ...

The House Science Committee Is In A State Of Climate Change Denial

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

This is the third in a three-part series. Read the first story here and the second here. About 97 percent of active climate scientists believe that...

Republicans Wage Anti-'Secret Science' Campaign Against The EPA

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

This is the second in a three-part series. Read the first story here. The conservative “secret science” campaign harkens back nearly twenty yea...

How One GOP-Controlled Committee Is Waging A War On Science

The American Independent Institute | Brad Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

At a March 26 hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Republican congressmen took turns attacking President Obama's top...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Pick Climate Skeptic To Head Environment Subcommittee | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans selected Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), who is on the record questioning whether humans are causing climate change, ...

Kate Sheppard

California Is On Fire And Its GOP Rep Insists It Has Nothing To Do With Global Warming | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a town hall that global warming "is a total fraud" perpetuated by people who "...

Is Governor Brown Playing 13 Tzameti With the Climate?

Jordan Haedtler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Jordan Haedtler

With each pipeline that is approved, each greenlight given to coal and natural gas exports, we're putting more bullets in the chamber, and doubling down on our dangerous game of 13 Tzameti.

Republican Hopes For More Climate Change Denial At NASA

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), a member of the House Science Committee who recently claimed that Earth's best feature was that "if you poke holes in i...

Evolution Time for the Creation Museum

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sounds to us like the Creation Museum is the perfect mecca for both Bible thumpers and potheads! That's why we were shocked to learn that this major, multimillion-dollar facility has suddenly found itself taking a crash course in survival of the fittest.

GOP-Controlled Committee Plans Hearing On Asteroids That Pose A 'Potential Threat To Earth'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced Friday that it will hold a hearing in the coming weeks over asteroids that pose a "pote...

Science and Religion: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike scientific claims, beliefs cannot be arbitrated to determine which is valid because there is no objective basis on which to compare one set of beliefs to another. Those two world views are not closer than we think; they are as far apart as could possibly be imagined.

Cara Santa Maria

What Earth REALLY Looked Like 6,000 Years Ago | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

As 2012 comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to bid farewell to a few congressmen who were voted out of office this year, hopefully for their a...