The climate denier playbook – by Union of Concerned Scientists


UCSLOGOhere’s their plan:

First, harass climate scientists and politicize their research. Next, denounce lawmakers who call for climate action. Then slash funding for climate science—because it’s too “politicized.”

Those are the words of Trump senior adviser Bob Walker, head of the NASA transition team. He wants to eliminate NASA’s funding for earth science and research.¹ Yep, you read that right.

Even forgetting climate change, NASA’s earth science research is crucial to billions of dollars of economic activity, improving weather forecasts, helping farmers measure soil moisture, helping predict the spread of disease, and more.² Gutting it would have permanent implications.

This disregard for science is visible throughout Trump’s transition team. That’s why we need to be more ready than ever to fight back—to protect science, to advocate for scientists, to defend the victories we’ve won together.

We’ve set a goal of raising $2.065 million by December 31st, and we’re still $365,000 away. Please, renew your support with a year-end donation.

Thank you,

John Mace, Membership Director

1. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/nasa-earth -donald-trump-eliminate-climate-change-research
2. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/opinion/earth-the-final-frontier.html

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