The Battle Over Science Integrity, Funding Begins

President Trump's characterization of climate change as a Chinese "hoax" and flirtations with the anti-vaccine movement have led many to conclude that he and his GOP allies are anti-science. A look at scientific integrity and funding in the new administration.


"How 21 Kids Could Keep Climate Websites From Going Completely Dark"

"Right now, anxiety is sweeping across the scientific community about the Trump administration's efforts to make climate data disappear. However, there are now a very special group of 21 young Americans, ages nine to 20, who are throwing a sizable wrench in the Trump administration's plans."

Source: Mashable, 01/30/2017

Nation’s Top Scientists Can’t Get Through To Trump, And They’re Alarmed

"Leaders of several of the nation's top science organizations say they've been shunned by the Trump administration and are alarmed by signs that the administration will muzzle government researchers and reject the scientific evidence that informs such critical issues as vaccine safety and climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 01/27/2017

"Al Gore And Others Will Hold Climate Change Summit Canceled By CDC"

"Former vice president Al Gore, the American Public Health Association, and other organizations announced today that they will hold the summit on climate change and health that was canceled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week. The Climate & Health Meeting will take place on February 16th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia."

Source: The Verge, 01/27/2017

EPA Science May Face 'Case By Case' Review By Trump Team, Official Says

"Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency who want to publish or present their scientific findings likely will need to have their work reviewed on a 'case by case basis' before it can be disseminated, according to a spokesman for the agency's transition team."

Source: NPR, 01/26/2017

SEJ Objects to Trump EPA Gag Order, Threat of Data Removal

On behalf of the Society of Environmental Journalists, president Bobby Magill has issued a letter to President Trump and the journalism community objecting to the silencing of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff. Currently, EPA staff and public affairs people can not talk to journalists. SEJ also urges the Trump EPA to maintain online access to climate and other vital environmental information.


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