The Senate Commerce Committee's ranking member, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left, with Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross. If confirmed by the Senate, Ross would oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose climate scientists fear what a Trump administration could mean for them.
The Senate Commerce Committee's ranking member, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left, with Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross. If confirmed by the Senate, Ross would oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose climate scientists fear what a Trump administration could mean for them. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP
The Senate Commerce Committee's ranking member, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left, with Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross. If confirmed by the Senate, Ross would oversee the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose climate scientists fear what a Trump administration could mean for them. Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

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