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Donald Trump’s plans are an assault on science

Climate scientists need to start fighting back now

By Philip Ball   January 2017

President-Elect Donald Trump ©CQ-Roll Call/SIPA USA/PA Images

It’s not yet three weeks since Donald Trump won the US presidential election, but science is already under attack. This is not new in itself—recall the interference of the George W Bush administration into stem-cell research and climate change. In 2007 the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform concluded that “the Bush Administration has engaged in a systematic effort to manipulate climate change science and mislead policymakers and the public about the…

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