@Regranned from @freedom_faction - In what critics are calling “a blatant example of the #scientificcensorship” being imposed on climate researchers by the #TrumpWhiteHouse, the #EnvironmentalProtectionAgency (#EPA) late Sunday abruptly canceled the presentations of three government scientists who were set to discuss recent #climatechange findings at a conference in #RhodeIsland. “They don’t believe in climate change, so I think what they’re trying to do is stifle discussions of the impacts of climate change,” John King, professor of oceanography at the #UniversityofRhodeIsland, said of EPA administrator #ScottPruitt and other top White House officials.
Robinson Fulweiler, a #BostonUniversity ecosystems ecologist, echoed King’s critique in an interview with the Washington Post, calling the EPA’s move an “abuse of power.” “The silencing of government scientists is a scary step toward silencing anyone who disagrees,” Fulweiler concluded.
The choice by our government leaders to ignore the abundant and overwhelming data regarding climate change does not stop it from being true or prevent the negative consequences that are already occurring and those that are on the horizon.” The Rhode Island conference, still set to take place on Monday, was planned by the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, which is funded by the EPA. Pruitt’s 2018 budget would eliminate the program entirely.
The three scientists who have been barred from speaking at the event contributed substantially to a new report released to coincide with the conference, and all three were planning to discuss the present and future impacts of human-caused climate change, Lisa Friedman of the New York Times reports.
Specifically, Friedman notes, the event was “designed to draw attention to the health of #NarragansettBay, the largest estuary in #NewEngland and a key to the region’s tourism and fishing industries.” More in comments#Agenda21 #Agenda2030 #GlobalWarming #GeoStorm #WeatherModification #GeoEngineering - #regrann