Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate

December 8, 2015

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled “Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate” on Tuesday, December 8 at 3 p.m. The hearing will focus on the ongoing debate over climate science, the impact of federal funding on the objectivity of climate research, and the ways in which political pressure can suppress opposing viewpoints in the field of climate science.
 
Witnesses:
 
Dr. John Christy
Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville
 
Dr. Judith Curry
Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
 
Dr. William Happer
Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics, Princeton University
 
Mr. Mark Steyn
International Bestselling Author

Dr. David Titley (Rear Admiral, USN (ret.))
Professor of Practice, Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

*Additional witnesses may be announced
 
Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET
 
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness hearing entitled “Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate”
 
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.


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