One thousand days into the Trump administration, the federal government has attacked science 249 times—or roughly once every four days. The administration’s assault on science includes attempting to cast doubt on climate change, limiting and eliminating access to scientific information, and preventing federal scientists from publicly communicating their research.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund signed a letter on October 4—along with 76 other organizations—asking President Trump to rescind his executive order cutting Federal Advisory Committees and restore science advice.
The recent events at NOAA highlight the strengths and shortcomings of scientific integrity policies; how to contact us for free confidential legal advice; where to find us at the 2019 Geological Society of American Annual Meeting.
President Trump’s September 2019 tweets about Hurricane Dorian have resulted in another type of storm that highlights the need for stronger protections for scientific integrity—especially at federal agencies.