Tagged: Climate Science

Censorship: The Enemy of Science

 

The Guardian reported Monday that United States Department of Agriculture staffers received instructions to remove any language referencing climate change. Mere hours after the Guardian posted their article, The New York Times preemptively released the most recent draft of the Climate Change Report, a key part of the fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), which details the predicted effects of climate change and the hazards we already face from climate change today.

On both sides of this problem, the action results from the fear of being without power: for USDA leaders, this is the loss of political power, and for climate scientists, this is the inability to do what is right for the public. (more…)