Democrats seek funding info on scientists who deny human impact on climate.

March 3, 2015 9:52 PM

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Democrats seek funding info on scientists who deny human impact on climate.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, wants to know whether money from the energy sector might be influencing scientists who come before Congress to deny climate change. Since asking that question, Grijalva has been accused by fellow lawmakers, and some scientists, of perpetrating a "witch hunt" that could have a "chilling effect" on scientific exploration.

Rep. Grijalva's questioning comes after a lengthy article in the New York Times last month detailed the source of research funds used by Wei-Hock Soon, an aerospace engineer who has testified in several congressional hearings to express doubt that climate change can be attributed to human activity. ...

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