Climate change and science denier Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have been made chairs of committees that oversee NASA and NOAA – both organizations are heavily involved in doing science and making climate change observations. This should be interesting… and by interesting, I mean horrifying. Both senators have made lots of statements directly questioning or denying the science of climate change and more (see their scary statements here and here and here, or just google them).
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been made the chair for the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which oversees NASA.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will chair the subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, which oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NOAA is responsible for analyzing atmospheric and oceanic conditions.