Government Climate Editing Continues (Update)

Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language, The Scientist

"The US Department of Energy (DOE) is asking scientists to reword their grant proposals so as to avoid mentions of "climate change" or "global warming," researchers say. The move came to light when Jennifer Bowen, an ecologist at Northeastern University's Marine Science Center, posted part of an email from a DOE official on Friday (August 25), prompting a backlash from members of the scientific community over perceived interference from President Trump's administration in climate research. "I found it to be a stark reminder of the ongoing politicization of science," Bowen writes in an email to The Washington Post. "I firmly believe that scientists should have the intellectual freedom to tackle the most pressing issues of the day, regardless of the political landscape."

NIH unit deletes references to climate 'change', Washington Post

"A unit of the National Institutes of Health has removed references to climate "change" from its website, deletions that one environmental group criticizes as "cleansing" but an NIH official describes as minor. The revisions occurred on the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences site. A headline that read "Climate Change and Human Health," for example, was altered to "Climate and Human Health." A menu title that read "Climate Change and Children's Health" in June now appears as "Climate and Children's Health." Links to a fact sheet on "Climate Change and Human Health" also were removed. "The cleansing continues," said David Doniger, director of the climate and clean air program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. "But they're not going to be able to erase the science, or the truth, by scrubbing websites." The changes were revealed in a report by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, a group of nonprofits and academics who monitor what they call "potential threats" to federal policy and scientific research on energy and the environment."

- Trump Eliminates National Climate Assessment Panel, earlier post
- Will Saying "Climate Change" Be Banned At All Government Agencies Or Just Some Of Them?, earlier post
- #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain, earlier post
- NASA Websites Contradict Claims Made By Trump, earlier post
- Trump Is Not Listening To NASA or NOAA on Earth Science. Get Used To It., earlier post

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