Trump Admin Escalates Multi-Pronged Attack on Climate Science

The New York Times is reporting the Trump administration is ramping up its assault on climate science through a coordinated multi-agency effort. The National Climate Assessment will reportedly remove any worst-case scenario projections in upcoming reports, as well as set up a climate change review panel that would “question [the assessment’s] conclusions.”

In addition, the National Security Council under John Bolton has also been told to remove references to climate change in speeches and public statements, and the U.S. Geological Survey will no longer project the impact of climate change through the end of the century, but stop at the year 2040.

One of the architects of the Trump administration’s climate policy is William Happer, a known climate science denier who once compared the fight against climate change to the Holocaust, saying, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”