Former NASA Chief Of Staff Erik Noble Purges NOAA Chief Scientist

As Election Nears, Trump Makes a Final Push Against Climate Science, NY Times

"The Trump administration has recently removed the chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the nation's premier scientific agency, installed new political staff who have questioned accepted facts about climate change and imposed stricter controls on communications at the agency. The moves threaten to stifle a major source of objective United States government information about climate change that underpins federal rules on greenhouse gas emissions and offer an indication of the direction the agency will take if President Trump wins re-election. An early sign of the shift came last month, when Erik Noble, a former White House policy adviser who had just been appointed NOAA's chief of staff, removed Craig McLean, the agency's acting chief scientist."

Top NOAA Scientist Fired After Asking Trump Appointees to Acknowledge Agency Scientific Integrity Policy, Daily Beast

"Noble responded the next day, "You no longer serve as the acting chief scientist for NOAA. Thank you for your service." In McLean's stead, Noble hired Ryan Maue, a former researcher for a libertarian think tank. Maue has previously said scientists have made overly dire predictions about climate change. Trump's administration has attempted to manipulate NOAA throughout his term."

- Chief of Staff Erik Noble Has Left NASA, Earlier post
- More Trump Staff Changes at NASA HQ (Update), Earlier post

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