USGS director Reilly, a former astronaut and petroleum geologist, claims the National Climate Assessment used "inaccurate modeling that focuses on worst-case emission scenarios". There are two problems with this statement. (thread)
The Trump administration will seek to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests — eliminating worst-case scenarios and shortening some timelines to 2040 instead of 2100. One scientist says, “It reminds me of the Soviet Union.”
This quote from a Trump climate official is quite hard to fathom: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” said the physicist, William Happer.
Excellent and scary reporting here from the NYT: When politics and science collide, the Trump administration is trying to change the science.
“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” is the assessment of the person helping lead the president’s politicized revamp of the federal government approach to climate science
“”The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” said William Happer, who serves on the National Security Council as the president’s deputy assistant for emerging technologies.” Just. Wow.
Trump’s latest, potentially most far-reaching, attack on climate change policy: altering government studies that measure how the planet is warming. W/⁦
We could build a lot of solar panels, or we could tell a lot of lies about science. Just two different approaches, I guess.
One of the Trump administration’s top guys trying to challenge the scientific consensus on climate change says that “the demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.”
The federal government will no longer fulfill what scientists say is one of the most urgent jobs of climate science studies: reporting on the future effects of a rapidly warming planet.
The Trump administration is escalating its attack on climate science
Trump administration’s efforts to undermine climate-change research go into an even higher gear
The Republican Party is intellectually and morallly bankrupt. This isn’t Trump, this is the position of nearly every elected Republican in the country.
I really never imagined we’d have a president who was evil.
Government dismantles science, because science reveals truths it doesn’t want to face. This is what it feels like to live in a nation in rapid decline.
The attack on climate science the refusal to be briefed, the rejection of the intelligence community's work, the put down of the diplomatic corps, the undermining of the press. Different parts of the same thing.
1/n Short thread on the latest Trump Administration attack on #climate science. As the lead author of the very first water sector report of the 1st National Climate Assessment, I have thoughts: Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science - “It reminds me of the Soviet Union” says one scientist of the policy
Whenever there’s a headline on Climate Science I think of  – he joins me next to explain: Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Dr: historically one smoke a day hasn’t hurt you much, so go ahead with a pack a day. I’ll keep consulting yr age 25 x-rays. “A key change would be to emphasize historic temperatures rather than models of future atmospheric temperatures” via
Science knows not politics. It is not Republican or Democrat. It’s rationale and evidence-based. It changes over time as new data and improved methods come to light. Like the free press, science must remain free from political influence.
“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” A Trump appointee actually said that. Vote for Democrats.
This is insane: As Oklahoma and Arkansas face catastrophic flooding, and Ohio and Indiana reel from tornados, Trump is trying to undermine the very science that proves climate change is real. We need policy based on facts, not rightwing ideology.
“Global warming” isn’t a punchline—it’s a crisis. On day one of a Warren administration, I’ll sign a moratorium on fossil fuel drilling on public lands.
The science is clear: Climate change is happening. Ice sheets and glaciers don’t lie, they simply melt. We cannot allow this administration to hide the facts.
This is infuriating. The man who makes up refugee crises to manipulate his ill-informed base is bent on undermining the scientific work to gather knowledge to better understand the genuine and profound climate crisis.
Trump’s White House is going beyond negating Obama’s agenda on the climate crisis. Per and , it wants to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests. “It reminds me of the Soviet Union,” said one expert.
Somehow feel confident that a decision by the Trump Administration to stop producing estimates of global warming will not cool the planet. Expect it is only a matter of time before the ostrich replaces the eagle as our national emblem.
Climate bedwetters are in full panic mode because their junk science is about to be exposed and they are about to be publicly humiliated.
"'The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,' said... William Happer, who serves on the National Security Council" Wow. Anti-semitic and anti-science in one sentence.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Science -- important reporting by NYT
Today, President Trump denies the evidence in front of his own eyes, hides climate science produced by his own administration, and actively works to roll back what progress we have already made. It’s reckless, it’s irresponsible, and it’s unacceptable.
Critically important story! This is how the Trump gang is attacking the scientific process itself in an attempt to prop up fossil fuel industries, delay inevitable action, and run the Carbon Bubble as long as it will last.
The Trump Administration’s assault on the science behind climate change reminds me of when the Inquisition put Galileo on trial. It’s clear they can’t argue against the facts, which is why they want to stop compiling evidence and attack all who want to act.
In the “just when you thought you couldn’t be surprised anymore” department: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” This from the NSC staffer overseeing climate change on the Trump/Bolton NSC!
“Nobody in the world does climate science like that. It would be like designing cars without seatbelts or airbags.”
In the next few months, the Trump administration will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science report
The Trump administration is escalating its attack on climate science. We're documenting their actions in the #SilencingScience Tracker we maintain with .
This is a critically important story.
Gee this is dire. It’s one thing not to do anything about climate change, it’s quite another to use Govt to mount a full on assault on science.
“What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science — to push the science in a direction that’s consistent with [Trumpian] politics. It reminds me of the Soviet Union.” —Dr. Philip Duffy ⁦
Trumpster: “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” Seriously? Scientists are to CO2 as Nazis were to Jews? (Trump hired this guy into the White House AFTER he said this.)
Trump accelerates his attack upon continued human existence in favor of short term profits for coal, gas and oil #Trumpigarchs .
In the next few months, the Trump administration will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration
The Trump administration is moving to limit the duration of climate-change predictions to just 20 years in an influential government report, eliminating mention of the worst-case case scenarios that will occur if we fail to curb emissions.
The Trump administration versus climate science: “The attack on science is underway throughout the government.”
It's difficult to make heads or tails of this story on Trump Admin moves on climate science. The Nat'l Assessment involves EVERY agency working on climate in the gov't plus outside researchers... Coordinating an assault on it is tough 1/
More troubling news from the US. I have the deepest sympathy with my colleagues across the pond. Let's hope science and the pursuit of truth will prevail in the end.
The Trump administration is escalating its attack on climate science
Having begun the work to dismantle our climate policy, now the Trump Administration — faced with a public increasingly anxious about the gravity of climate change — has set out to dismantle and discredit the underlying science. Reckless beyond belief.
The Trump administration is escalating its attack on climate science
If this is all they have, we are going to be fine.
“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” said the physicist, William Happer, who serves on the National Security Council as the president’s deputy assistant for emerging technologies."!!!
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science It's not just Trump-who else in this admin. is enabling this suicidal pact? They must all be secretly hoping the liberal coastal elite scientists ('such awful people') will somehow save their ass
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
The equivalent of projecting the ill effects of cigarette smoking only to the age of 30! Trump Hardens Attack on Climate Science, via ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ #cowx #GlobalWarming
this nightmare seems unimaginably long. I'll wake up soon, right? Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Via , latest moves by to ditch science in weighing #climatechange risks. Wild to see a former astronaut, Reilly at , sign off on ignoring worst-case scenarios.
More efforts by Trump administration to weaken environmental regulation by undermining sound climate science, , a problem I document more fully in a recent paper:
Facts are stubborn things. CO2 at 415 ppm means that the BASE CASE scenario is worse than people expected. IPCC labeling of scenarios should change ASAP to avoid this potential nonsense from US White House.
This is truly stunning and shameful. Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Here's why this excellent article from and actually shows the exceedingly weak hand these guys are playing when it comes to climate science, mostly because the science is really strong and they’re pretending it isn’t. 1/8
Troubling look at what is happening to US climate science under Trump: “What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science — to push the science in a direction that’s consistent with their politics.”
Yet another attack on #climatescience - the is preventing scientists from publishing projections on the environmental impacts of #risingtemperature on health beyond 2040. #ClimateChangeIsReal
Trump's #GeologicalSurvey is ordered to skip any references to #ClimateChange beyond 2040. Reason: not much will have changed by then, much will change beyond it. You don't need to deny #science outright when you can simply deny it the _means to observe_.
With all recent #climateaction, #climatestrike and #greenwave, one almost forgets Donald #Trump. Now this: “Trump Administration hardens its attack on climate science”, reports New York Times.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Houston, we have a problem... "the director of the United States Geological Survey has ordered that scientific assessments project the impact of climate change through 2040, rather than through the end of the century, as had been done previously"
The administration's attacks on climate science are a betrayal of future generations that we have to work to reverse as soon as possible.
Take a break from the daily stories about torrential rain, floods and tornadoes and read this story. It may cause YOU to thunder!
Parts of the federal government will no longer fulfill what scientists say is one of the most urgent jobs of climate science studies: reporting on the future effects of a rapidly warming planet.
Shocking to read this, on Rachel Carson's birthday no less: Trump administration redoubles its assault on science and climate
After 2 years unraveling the environmental policies of his predecessors, Mr. Trump and his political appointees are launching a new assault
No, I mean that’s literally the policy
President Trump has failed us on climate change. Preventing scientists from monitoring and reporting on carbon emissions and other climate warning signs is inexcusable. We can’t — and won’t — wait for Washington to discover reason.
Does the future of climate change look grim? Then don't look so far into the future! The latest Trump administration plan is, well, read for yourself. Great work from and
Trump administration seeking to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests. This assault on science is underway throughout the government. important story by and
"Smoking hasn't killed you yet, so it must not be a problem." "No point in evacuating the coast due to the coming hurricane because it isn't there yet and we've stopped projecting its path."
Oligarchs lie, everyone dies. reports leader of Trump administration panel undermining climate science compared "demonization of carbon dioxide" and Jews under Hitler. For more analysis, see #BlackEarth : The Holocaust as History and Warning.
Trump sending the world to a hellish future. Cold comfort that we know where he will be in 2100.
Trump administration officials have been talking about trying to eliminate "worst case scenarios" from future National Climate Assessment reports. A more thorough exploration of baseline scenarios is certainly warranted, but we can't exclude the worst-case
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
"In what could be Mr. Trump’s most consequential action yet, his administration will seek to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests." with
Trump pursuing new and dangerous ways to hide the truth about climate change. via
Just in case it wasn’t clear, if you plan on living on this planet after 2040, the Trump party doesn’t care about you. via
This approach to the science — shortening the timeline of your estimates — would be a little like putting up signs at the Empire State Building telling people that if they jump off the observation deck, by the 50th floor they will still be fine.
It’s true, when they first came for carbon monoxide I said nothing,..
"Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science"
As a 2-time National Climate Assessment author, limiting climate model output to 2040 would be scientific malpractice. This decision must not stand. #Climatechange
Small thread. This NYT article on supposed changes to the US National Climate Assessment from USGS restricting the NCA to look only to 2040 misses a hugely important detail — Congress has mandated in law that the NCA look 25 to 100 years out.
William Happer’s 2014 comment comparing attacks on carbon to the Shoah is absolutely an act of Holocaust denial and minimization. Trump should absolutely find better and more reasonable minds in his cabinet.
Some readers seem confused: the climate story is about the administration ordering NOAA officials to fall in line with the president's hurricane statements or be fired, which is connected to attempts to undercut climate science.
Part of Trump’s general attack on science and knowledge. via
"“The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” said the physicist, William Happer, who serves on the National Security Council as the president’s deputy assistant for emerging technologies."
My God, this is depressing.
Honestly, if our political system were more functional this continued attack on reality, and global health, would be sufficient grounds for impeachment.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science via
Just when you thought this regime couldn’t get any worse (hint: it can still get a lot worse), Trump and Republicans amplify their anti-science efforts.
Trump administration plans to completely exclude projections beyond 2040, "worst-case scenario" (aka business-as-usual) estimates from National Climate Assessment.
Would you agree that the Trump Administration's assault on science is far worse than some students reluctance to accept some claims about race and IQ?
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
RT : Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Just when you thought the Trump administration's evil quotient couldn't be higher, there's this. It constitutes an existential threat to the US.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
So is the #GOP strategy to force #Women to bear children on a planet less and less hospitable to human life?? #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #Republicans #OilIndustry #Petroleum #oilandgas via ⁦
Right wing strategists are split about whether the Trump administration should try to rewrite the National Climate Assessment now or at the beginning of a second term. Either way, they want to change the underlying US government approach to global warming
“It reminds me of the Soviet Union” - scientist decries ⁦⁩’s attempts to deny #globalwarming
Bizar genoeg is dadelijk een totale boycot van Amerikaanse producten misschien de beste manier om de aarde te beschermen: Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
The truth here is obvious. The Trump White House is way, way outside the normal lanes of science here. It substantially hurts the Republican Party. Yet they clearly don’t care.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on #Climate #Science and the #NationalClimateAssessment
Administration ramping up attacks on climate science won’t change reality of #climatechange via ⁦
Will Happer's "climate panel" will have zero impact. Why? Because none of the stuff written by the people he recruits will change anyone's mind. We've heard all of it before.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science - The New York Times
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science TRUMP AND HIS CULEROS WORKING TH MURDER OUR GRANDKIDS
“What we have here is a pretty blatant attempt to politicize the science” said Philip B. Duffy, the president of the Woods Hole Research Center. “It reminds me of the Soviet Union.”
"In the next few months, the White House will complete the rollback of the most significant federal effort to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, initiated during the Obama administration." Will we ever wake up to the fact? via #naturebriefing
US government war on science is accelerating. It will be very difficult to recover from some of these attacks.
Oh, and this part in particular - sound exactly like anyone we know?
And here's the NYT story