TRUMP STRIKES AGAIN: WHITE HOUSE CANCELS NASA RESEARCH ON GREENHOUSE GASES
The Trump administration has taken yet another step against the global scientific community. This time NASA has fallen prey to this tyranny. The White House recently decided to stop funding NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). This plan will affect not only the research community but also the entire living world. Closing down the CMS will threaten the ability of countries to measure global carbon flows. It will also jeopardize plans to monitor carbon emissions reductions, which are an important part of the Paris Climate Accords. Let us learn more about what this change will mean for the fight against climate change.
EPA UPDATES PLAN TO LIMIT SCIENCE USED IN ENVIRONMENTAL RULES
The Trump administration has formally revised a proposal that would significantly restrict the type of research that can be used to draft environmental and public health regulations, a measure that experts say amounts to one of the government’s most far-reaching restrictions on science.
TRUMP'S WAR ON THE ENVIRONMENT
President Donald Trump is a radical climate-change denier and crusader for deregulation who is trying to gut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — an entity critical to protecting the health of all Americans. Trump initially selected as the Administrator of EPA Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General of Oklahoma, who made a career of attacking EPA and lobbying for the oil and gas industry.
SCIENCE UNDER ATTACK: HOW TRUMP IS SIDELINING RESEARCHERS AND THEIR WORK
In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years.
TRUMP'S WAR ON SCIENCE
As a candidate, Donald Trump famously dismissed climate change as a “hoax” invented by the Chinese to gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. As President, Trump put Scott Pruitt, who disputes the scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.
I RAN THE WHITE HOUSE PANDEMIC OFFICE. TRUMP CLOSED IT.
When President Trump took office in 2017, the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense survived the transition intact. Its mission was the same as when I was asked to lead the office, established after the Ebola epidemic of 2014: to do everything possible within the vast powers and resources of the U.S. government to prepare for the next disease outbreak and prevent it from becoming an epidemic or pandemic.
TRUMP'S ECONOMY IS AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.