September 12, 2019 | 116th Congress |In the Senate of the United States |
Chairman Shelby, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Collins, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Graham, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Moran, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Capito,Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Daines, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Leahy, Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Reed, Mr. Tester, Mr. Udall, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Coons, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Manchin, and Mr. Van Hollen.
“Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.”
“The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2470) making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes, reports favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.”
"The Committee encourages the Department to increase its funding for academia to perform independent evaluations of climate models using existing data sets and peer-reviewed publications of climate-scale processes to determine various models’ ability to reproduce the actual climate. The Committee continues to support the Department’s funding for colleges and universities to examine and evaluate earth system models and validate their ability to reproduce earth systems. The Committee is aware of limitations in the ability to understand and predict earth systems behavior posed by uncertainties in interactions between clouds, aerosols, and climate, an area of research highlighted as a priority by the National Climate Assessment with implications for weather prediction, infrastructure planning, and national security. Reducing uncertainty in understanding cloud aerosol effects requires investment in new techniques such as controlled experiments along with observational studies, modeling and computing. The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for cloud-aerosol research, technology innovation and computing." -Page 115