[Rushtalk] Trump's 'control-alt-delete' on climate change policy

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Fri Feb 10 11:44:12 MST 2017


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On 2/10/2017 11:06 AM, Carl Spitzer wrote:
> *LOOKS LIKE THE LEFT FEARS FOR THE END OF THEIR EARTH MOTHER GODLESS 
> RELIGION.*
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>
>
> Not according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
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> "I don't think it's any surprise that when there's an administration 
> turnover, that we're going to review the policy," he said.
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> However the disappearance of tweets of basic climate change 
> information from the Badlands National Park Twitter account has raised 
> serious concerns that the Trump team is not just seeking to roll back 
> regulation, but is also taking an ideological stand against what they 
> might see as "warmist" propaganda.
>
> Back in 2009, President Obama enacted rules that federal agencies 
> should have scientific integrity policies, that guaranteed the rights 
> of free speech of employees, following on from the gagging of some 
> researchers and the altering of reports under the Bush administration.
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> While the current steps being taken by the Trump team may turn out to 
> be less restrictive than feared, on this side of the pond there's a 
> great deal of concern.
>
> Scientists see the forthcoming visit of UK prime minister Theresa May 
> to Washington as an opportunity to press the President to rein in his 
> approach.
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> "We are beginning to see our fears realised less than a week after 
> President Trump has taken office," said Bob Ward, from the Grantham 
> Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
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> "I hope that the Prime Minister will challenge President Trump about 
> this censorship and political interference in the process of gaining 
> and sharing knowledge about climate change during their meeting on 
> Friday."
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> Climate scientists in the US are also rallying to fight back.
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> A march on Washington by scientists is being proposed, Facebook pages 
> and Twitter accounts have been created based on the the idea that "an 
> American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas 
> endangers the world".
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> Meanwhile, another national park - Golden Gate NPS - has started 
> tweeting climate facts.
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> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38746608
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