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Popular Science: House Science Committee members just sent a letter to President Trump insisting he stop relying on fake news

Members of the House of Representative Committee on Science, Space & Technology—including representative Don Beyer (VA), Jacky Rosen (NV), Mark Takano (CA), and a number of other Democrats—have signed and submitted a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the President’s methods of receiving scientific information. The letter states that by failing to appoint a […]

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STAT: Science committee Dems to Trump: Stop with the fake news and get a science adviser

WASHINGTON — Several Democrats on the House Science Committee are scolding President Trump for his belief in fake news stories, tying that belief to the lack of scientific leadership in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “Until the OSTP is adequately staffed and the director position filled by a qualified, objective scientist […]

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New York Times: Under Fire, Climate Scientists Unite With Lawyers to Fight Back

Lawyers and scientists do not always get along, but some are now finding common cause in an effort to defend the integrity of science — especially climate science — in government and academia. Climate scientists are feeling the heat as Republicans cement control of the executive branch and Congress. The Trump administration has already rolled […]

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Naperville Sun: Tom Skilling, scientists at climate forum warn of severe weather changes ahead

One of Chicago’s most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former EPA regulator at North Central College Saturday to discuss climate change data and urge individuals to take action. “I didn’t come to my current view on climate change easily. I was skeptical,” WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling told the sold-out audience […]

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