EPA Climate Website Taken Down For Review Was Accurate, Scientists Say

"As the Environmental Protection Agency proceeds with a large-scale update of its website, its climate change site has been taken down, pending review. But several climate scientists contacted by The Post argue that this is unnecessary.

'If any errors were present, they could have been fixed with minor editing,' said atmospheric scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science in an emailed comment, who also noted that he’s never heard of any climate scientist objecting to any information on the website. 'There was no cause for a wholesale review of the site’s materials.'

The climate change site, which has existed since the 1990s, contained a wealth of information on the scientific causes of global warming, its consequences and ways for communities to mitigate or adapt. An archived version of the site clearly states that 'humans are largely responsible for recent climate change' and also includes data on the sources of greenhouse gas emissions, reports on the observable effects of climate change, fact sheets about its threat to human health and numerous other resources."

Chelsea Harvey and Chris Mooney report for the Washington Post May 4, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 05/05/2017