Sen. Hirono Leads Letter Warning of Science Data Suppression at USGS

August 2, 2019

"Last week, Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and 21 of her US Senate colleagues sent a letter to Dr. James Reilly, the director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to express their concern over recent reports that USGS will only utilize climate models that project the effects of climate change through 2040.

USGS has historically used models that projected the anticipated impact of climate change through the end of the century.

The senators called into question USGS’s decision to limit the scope of climate modeling, as USGS data is used as the basis for many important planning decisions made by local, state, and federal governments."

Big Island Now had the story July 15, 2019.


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