Removal of Scientist from Key Post Puts Politics above Climate as Trump pushes climate denial and delay

Statement of EDF Chief Scientist Dr. Steven Hamburg on the removal of Michael Kuperberg

November 10, 2020
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“The Trump administration’s decision to remove Michael Kuperberg as executive director of the U.S. Global Change Research is yet another disturbing sign that the President will use his office to undercut the role of science in informing effective policy.

“Trump continues to deny science and delay climate action; it’s clear he’ll do so until the moment he leaves office. Over the past four years, his administration has made every effort to ensure that scientific understandings do not get in the way of his political agenda.

“The clock is ticking, and our government needs to get back to science-based climate action.”

- Dr. Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist for Environmental Defense Fund

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