Rep. Lowenthal defends the scientific method in climate change research

May 21, 2015

"H.R. 1806, as it is currently written, specifically targets the climate change research program in the Energy Department and instructs the Director to cease “those climate science related initiatives identified…as overlapping or duplicative."  A basic tenet of science is that you have to reproduce scientific results. You don’t run an experiment once and go to the world and say “it’s true”, “we’ve figured it out!”. No, science requires separate and independently verified results in order to draw conclusions.  But now Congress to trying to legislate changes to the scientific method, and I think that is a shame."