New Climate Censorship Tracker Comes Online:
Just launched by Columbia University and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund: The “Silencing Science Tracker,” an online tracker of the Trump administration’s crackdown on climate science. It already has 96 entries: Check it out.
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Opinion | Mr. Trump Outdoes Himself in Picking a Conflicted Regulator:
“Yet no nomination has been as brazen, as dangerous to public health and as deserving of Senate rejection as that of Michael Dourson to run the E.P.A. office in charge of reviewing chemicals used in agriculture, industry and household products.“
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“When is the time to talk about the climate change, and act on implementing robust, effective mitigating actions? Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.”
– RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United. Read the press release, “Nurses Call for Stepped Up Federal Effort on Fires.”
Opinion | What Exxon Mobil Didn’t Say About Climate Change:
“Our findings are clear: Exxon Mobil misled the public about the state of climate science and its implications. Available documents show a systematic, quantifiable discrepancy between what Exxon Mobil’s scientists and executives discussed about climate change in private and in academic circles, and what it presented to the general public.“
Fossil-fuel companies, to protect their profits, spent decades throwing up a smoke screen about the risks of climate change.
Most of them now say they have stopped funding climate denial, but they still finance the careers of politicians who say they are skeptical of climate science and who play down the risks.
– Justin Gillis, “Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue,” New York Times