May 11 2004


U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) today announced that the Department of Energy will be releasing $966,000 for the University of Alabama in Huntsville on June 15, 2004 to be used in research to provide public policy makers with better data on global warming. Senator Shelby, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured this funding in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2004.

Senator Shelby said, “As the debate regarding global warming continues, it is crucial that arguments on this matter be based on sound science. UAH is squarely involved in the international global warming debate, having pioneered the production of satellite-based global temperature products which have been incorporated into the highest levels of national and international reports. I am pleased this funding will soon be released to provide UAH with the resources necessary to continue its research in global climate change and to provide policy makers and the public with the most up-to-date sound science available.”