Trump Fires Head Of U.S. Global Change Research Program

Trump administration removes head of Federal climate program that oversees key reports, Washington Post

"[Michael Kuperberg's removal] seems quite consistent with decisions at NOAA and elsewhere," said Kathy Jacobs, director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions at the University of Arizona, who ran the third National Climate Assessment. "[It's] a last-minute attempt to remove people who may not be perceived as supporting the president's agenda." Kuperberg's removal comes in the wake of the hiring of two recent high-level political officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), David Legates and Ryan Maue, who are on the record challenging the seriousness of climate change. Staff at that top climate science agency have expressed concerns that those appointees could try to influence the next assessment as well, though neither has been tasked with a formal role in producing it so far."

- Former NASA Chief Of Staff Erik Noble Purges NOAA Chief Scientist, earlier post
- USGS Director (Former NASA Astronaut) James Reilly Retaliated Against Whistleblower (Update), earlier post

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