Another US Agency Deletes References To Climate Change On Website

"The term ‘climate change’ was changed to simply ‘climate’ on website of the National Institutes of Health".

"The National Institutes of Health deleted multiple references to climate change on its website over the summer, continuing a trend that began when the Trump administration took charge of the domain.

The changes were first outlined in a report by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), which has been using volunteers to track changes to roughly 25,000 pages across multiple government agencies since Trump took office. EDGI counted five instances in which the term “climate change” was changed to simply “climate” on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) site. ...

EDGI’s findings can be confirmed by using the internet archive Wayback Machine and looking up the affected NIH pages. The database appears to show the deletion as having occurred between 28 June and 6 July of this year.

The references were altered on pages belonging to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH’s division dedicated to the study of the environment and its effects on human health. NIEHS also removed links to an educational factsheet from two separate pages, and a page dedicated to explaining the environmental impacts of climate change."

Jamiles Lartey reports for the Guardian August 23, 2017.


"Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site" (The Scientist)

"NIH Site Drops Mentions Of 'Climate Change'" (Politico)

"Removals of Climate Change Mentions and Links from NIEHS Website" (Environmental Data & Governance Initiative)

Source: Guardian, 08/24/2017