Trump administration moves make climate scientists anxious

Trump administration moves make climate scientists anxious

The Trump administration’s moves in the recent past have triggered concerns among climate scientists, who worry that the new federal government could suppress climate change research and conceal facts.

Dr. Georges Benjamin was scheduled to speak at the opening session of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s climate & health conference, which was planned to discuss the health effects of climate change. But, just ahead of the Trump administration’s inauguration, he was informed that the conference had been cancelled.

Like many other federal agencies, employees in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) were recently asked to keep silent and not to share anything with the public without prior approval.

Sharon Drumm, chief of staff at the agency, “Starting immediately and until further notice, ARS will not release any public-facing documents. This includes, but is not limited to, news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds and social media content.”

Republican President Trump is a vocal skeptic of the notion that industrial activity is warming our planet, a position held by 97 per cent of the world’s climate scientists. He has repeatedly called the notion a ‘hoax’ created by China to undermine the Unites States’ economy.

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