EPA Air Chief Gave Presentation At Fringe Climate Denier Event: Emails

"A top Environmental Protection Agency official gave a presentation last year at a gathering of some of the most zealous deniers of climate science, highlighting the influence a small, fringe movement hawking crank theories now wields in Washington."

Source: HuffPost, 06/17/2019

"Emails: Trump Official Pressed NASA on Climate Science"

"Once a skeptic about climate change, Jim Bridenstine came around to the prevailing view of scientists before he took over as NASA administrator. That evolution did not sit well with a Trump environmental adviser, nor a think-tank analyst he was consulting, according to newly disclosed emails that illustrate how skepticism of global warming has found a beachhead in the Trump White House."

Source: AP, 06/17/2019

"Trump Aims To Slash Number Of Federal Advisory Committees"

"president Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its advisory committees created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. And it gives agency heads until September to terminate at least one-third of current committees created by agency heads."


Source: AP, 06/17/2019

"USDA Relocates 2 Research Agencies"

"Two key research agencies in the Department of Agriculture will move to the Kansas City area, Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today. The plan will move hundreds of jobs at USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) out of Washington, despite objections from employees and some members of Congress."

Source: Greenwire, 06/14/2019
October 21, 2019 to October 24, 2019

Paris Accords of Science Communication

This expenses-paid National Press Foundation fellowship in Paris, Oct 21-24, offers US and EU journalists the opportunity to interact with scientific experts and learn better ways to communicate science to the public. The neuroscience of hate, the science of pain, social determinants of health and more will be covered. Includes field trips to scientific institutions. Deadline: Jul 10.


White House Blocked Agency’s Written Testimony On Climate Change

"White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change is “possibly catastrophic.” The move came after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to federal scientific findings on climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 06/10/2019


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