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The Sciences

So Now They Call in the Scientists?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 7, 2011 11:14 PM

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My latest DeSmogBlog item is about an upcoming hearing before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, entitled "Climate Science and EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations." What's strange is that previously, the committee (or at least its GOP majority) had appeared to have its mind all made up about climate science--namely, it's just plain bunk. Now, though, we're actually going to hear from a lot of scientists, albeit including several "skeptics"--which is certainly an improvement, but still a mixed blessing:

My view is that it’s certainly better to hear from scientists than not to hear from them—but “science fight” hearings are rarely very enlightening. Some members of the media, the Congress, and the public are able to parse the flurry of claims and counterclaims. But most walk away with the impression that there’s a big “debate” and a lot of “uncertainty.”

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