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deniers out; science returns to House Science Committee
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2018-11-07 17:15:51 UTC
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Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 07 Nov 2018 13:29Z
If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating
us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider
investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much
else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!

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Brian L Kahn @blkahn 07 Nov 2018 16:29Z
Out:
-More than half the Republicans in the Climate Solutions Caucus
In:
- Scientists supported by @314action
-Climate advocates supported by @ClimateHawkVote
-Representatives pushing a Green New Deal
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2018-11-07 18:24:54 UTC
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Some good news for a change

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Unum
2018-11-08 00:13:37 UTC
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There will be radical changes coming, according to Eddie Bernice Johnson, a
Texas Democrat who is a ranking member of the committee and likely to become
the next chair.

Johnson has already laid out her priorities for the future of the committee
should she become chair. They include “defending the scientific enterprise
from political and ideological attacks, and challenging misguided or harmful
Administration actions.” Another priority will be to acknowledge climate
change is real “and working to understand the ways we can mitigate it.” And,
lastly, she called to “Restore the credibility of the Science Committee as a
place where science is respected and recognized as a crucial input to good
policymaking.” Democrats would have the power to investigate the Environmental
Protection Agency’s changes to its scientific advisory boards and its use of
science in regulatory policy, for starters.
R Kym Horsell
2018-11-08 00:34:57 UTC
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Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
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There will be radical changes coming, according to Eddie Bernice Johnson, a
Texas Democrat who is a ranking member of the committee and likely to become
the next chair.
Johnson has already laid out her priorities for the future of the committee
should she become chair. They include "defending the scientific enterprise
from political and ideological attacks, and challenging misguided or harmful
Administration actions." Another priority will be to acknowledge climate
change is real "and working to understand the ways we can mitigate it." And,
lastly, she called to "Restore the credibility of the Science Committee as a
place where science is respected and recognized as a crucial input to good
policymaking." Democrats would have the power to investigate the Environmental
Protection Agency's changes to its scientific advisory boards and its use of
science in regulatory policy, for starters.
Too bad about Joe Kopser. Wooda beed neet to seed L Smith upgraded to
ay real rocket scientist.
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How long will the world's uranium supplies last? - Scientific American
Steve Fetter, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy,
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estimated the planet's economically accessible uranium resources, reactors
could run more than 200 years at current rates of consumption.
-- https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-long-will-global-uranium-deposits-last/

[Nukes presently generate about 10% of the world's electricity. So if this
moves to 100% there are only 20 years in known reserves. Or just 6 y if
nukes generate all energy requirements.
If all reactors are switched to breeders the numbers double -- 40 years
for all electricity and 12 y for all energy].
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2018-11-08 00:29:31 UTC
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Not going to matter much, the House has lost considerable power (compared to the Senate) over the last 10 years.
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