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However you feel about the outcome of last night’s election, if you care about evidence-based policy making, there’s one thing to cheer: The House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology will, for the first time in nearly a decade, be led by someone who accepts the conclusions of mainstream climate science.

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican chair of the House Science Committee who also happens to believe global warming might actually be a really good thing, flew off the hook this week. The cause? The New York Times publicised a draft version of a federal scientific report which climate scientists worry Donald Trump's administration is preparing to suppress or doctor.