Election projections for science investments

Climate science especially may feel the heat

By Janet Raloff, 18:59 PM November 3, 2010

The November 2, mid-term election results are in (mostly) and pundits are billing it as a historic turnabout. Republicans appear to have picked up at least 60 House seats, which give them the majority — and committee chairmanships. Democrats retained control of the Senate, but just barely. With a divided Congress, passing legislation — never an easy task — risks becoming harder still. And with fiscal austerity having been a leading campaign issue for the newbies, R&D is unlikely to see a maj...

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