Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method

On March 29, the House Science Committee convened a hearing titled, “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method.” The scientific method has become a central issue in the committee’s work this year. The House has passed two bills to overhaul how the Environmental Protection Agency uses and reviews science. Proponents say the legislation would … Continue reading Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method

NASA’s 2017 Budget Request is Central to US Global Climate Change Initiative

PART 2: NASA’s programs in Earth science are central to three important Presidential initiatives: the Climate Change Research Initiative, Global Earth Observation, and the Oceans Action Plan. NASA's budget request for 2017 is intrinsically linked to the $2.68-billion Global Change Research Program budget for 2017 ($1.54 billion of NASA’s Earth science research is including, constituting 58 percent of that total).