November 13, 2020

Build Back Better: Scientific Advice and Integrity After the Trump Years

Columbia University's Earth Institute invites you to join host Andy Revkin and a stellar array of scientists, scholars and veterans of the federal scientific advisory process in a brainstorm on ways to build a damaged system back better and create more uniform standards for scientific integrity. Noon - 1:30 p.m. ET.


Trump Admin Removes Scientist in Charge of Assessing Climate Change

"The White House has removed the scientist responsible for the National Climate Assessment, the federal government’s premier contribution to climate knowledge and the foundation for regulations to combat global warming, in what critics interpreted as the latest sign that the Trump administration intends to use its remaining months in office to continue impeding climate science and policy."

Source: NYTimes, 11/10/2020

Biden Announces Covid Task Force Made Up Of Physicians And Experts

"President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force, a group made up entirely of doctors and health experts, signaling his intent to seek a science-based approach to bring the raging pandemic under control."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2020

"GOP Climate Denier Prevails In Critical Texas Energy Regulator Race"

"Jim Wright, a hardcore climate change denier and owner of an oil-field services company, is projected to win the race to be Texas’ next energy regulator, preserving the Republicans’ quarter-century hold on the Texas Railroad Commission and defeating a better-funded Democrat."

Source: HuffPost, 11/05/2020

Birx Bluntly Contradicts Trump On Covid Threat, Urging All-Out Response

"A top White House coronavirus adviser sounded alarms Monday about a new and deadly phase in the health crisis, pleading with top administration officials for “much more aggressive action,” even as President Trump continues to assure rallygoers the nation is “rounding the turn” on the pandemic."

Source: Washington Post, 11/03/2020


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