jdupuis https://scienceblogs.com/author/jdupuis/feed en ScienceBlogs is no more: Confessions of a Science Librarian is moving https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/10/31/scienceblogs-is-no-more-confessions-of-a-science-librarian-is-moving <span>ScienceBlogs is no more: Confessions of a Science Librarian is moving</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As of November 1st, 2017, ScienceBlogs is shutting down, necessitating relocation of this blog. </p> <p>It's been over eight years and 1279 posts. It's been predatory open access publishers, April Fool's posts and multiple wars on science. A long and wonderful trip, career-transforming, network building and an awful lot of fun. Over that period of time, ScienceBlogs has gone from the 800 pound gorilla of science blogging to just another site with not enough traffic to keep the lights on, which I guess is the way of the world. Things change, life moves on.</p> <p>Thanks to everyone at ScienceBlogs for all the support and encouragement. And mostly, thanks to all my readers for their support, time and attention.</p> <p>But the story isn't over, only shifting setting. Over the course of the next few days I'll be relaunching this blog at <a href="http://scientopia.org/">Scientopia</a>, joining old friends and making new ones. </p> <p>See you on the other side!</p> <p>Watch my <a href="https://twitter.com/dupuisj/">account over on Twitter</a> for details as they develop.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Mon, 10/30/2017 - 19:01</span> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 23:01:22 +0000 jdupuis 68087 at https://scienceblogs.com Science in Canada: Save PEARL, The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/09/26/science-in-canada-save-pearl-the-polar-environment-atmospheric-research-laboratory <span>Science in Canada: Save PEARL, The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Deja vu all over again. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.</p> <p>Canadian science under the Harper government from <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/05/20/the-canadian-war-on-science-a-long-unexaggerated-devastating-chronological-indictment/">2006 to 2015 was a horrific era of cuts and closures and muzzling and a whole lot of other attack on science</a>.</p> <p>One of the most egregious was the <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/high-arctic-research-station-forced-to-close-1.1171728">threat to close the PEARL arctic research station</a>. (<a href="http://www.candac.ca/candac/Facilities/facility.php?type=PEARL">PEARL website</a>) Fortunately, the outcry was so fierce that the Harper government <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/high-arctic-research-station-saved-by-new-funding-1.1360779">extended PEARL's funding for five years</a>. Well, guess what? The five years is up and PEARL is <a href="https://www.desmog.ca/2017/09/20/key-arctic-research-station-set-close-because-liberal-government-s-funding-cuts">threatened with closure once more</a>.</p> <p>Canadian science under the Justin Trudeau Liberals <a href="https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/en/content/liberals-science-lection-promises">has shown signs of improvement</a>, but has <a href="http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/05/news/liberals-struggling-reverse-harpers-cuts-climate-science">a ways to go</a>.</p> <p>One way for them to show their commitment to science (and to the environment and fighting climate change) would be to restore funding to PEARL and establish it as a permanent laboratory.</p> <p>The fine folks at Evidence for Democracy have a campaign running whereby you can send a letter to<a href="http://pm.gc.ca/eng/minister/honourable-kirsty-duncan">Science Minister Kirsty Duncan</a> asking to restore that funding.</p> <p>The link is <a href="https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/save-pearl">here</a>.</p> <p>The descriptive text from the E4D campaign site is here, including a great description of the importance of PEARL: </p> <blockquote><p><strong>Canada’s high Arctic research station, The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) will be closed in 2018 because its funding is being cut.</strong></p> <p>Surprised? So are we. </p> <p>The federal government has made it clear that science and climate change are two of their top priorities, so why are they closing this key research station? </p> <p>With the impacts of our changing climate already being felt in Canada and around the world, investing in climate science is a necessary part of ensuring that our decisions and actions around climate change mitigation and adaptation are based on up-to-date science and evidence.</p> <p>PEARL is one of only a handful of high Arctic research stations in the world. From its scientifically strategic location in Canada’s high arctic, PEARL is able to investigate crucial environmental issues like ozone depletion, airborne spread of pollutants and monitor high Arctic climate changes.</p> <p>After over a decade of internationally recognized scientific research, PEARL is at risk of closing.</p> <p>PEARL, along with six other climate change and atmospheric research projects were all funded by the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research Program (CCAR). Money for the CCAR program runs out this year and the federal government did not announce any new funds in the 2017 budget. Without immediate new funding, all of these research programs are expected to end.</p> <p><strong>But it’s not too late to save PEARL and Canadian atmospheric climate science! Join us in asking the government to:</strong></p> <ul><li>Invest $1.5 million per year to make PEARL a national laboratory </li><li>Provide a well supported and stable funding environment for climate research in Canada by reinstating a funding model for climate science similar to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) that was cut by the Harper government.</li></ul><p>Given the Government’s commitment to addressing climate change, investing in climate and atmospheric science should be at the forefront of funding priorities.</p> <p>With climate science under attack in the US, Canada has an opportunity and a responsibility to be international leaders on climate science. This starts by making sure PEARL and the other CCAR-funded projects aren’t shuttered.</p> <p>The government has supported a new northern research center, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS), which is a valuable asset to Canadian polar knowledge. But there is no indication that any atmospheric or climate change research will be untaken at CHARS. Also CHARS is located 1200 km south of PEARL, so it simply can’t replace the high arctic data collected at PEARL.</p> <p>Shutdown preparations at PEARL have already begun, we need urgent action to save this essential research station.</p> <p><strong>Send a message to the Minister of Science today.</strong></p></blockquote> <p>The text of the letter to Minister Duncan:</p> <blockquote><p>Dear Minister Duncan, </p> <p>Thank you for making science and climate change priorities for your government. </p> <p>I am concerned that Canada’s high arctic research station, The Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) is set to close at the end of this year unless its funding is renewed. </p> <p>PEARL, along with the other projects funded by the Climate Change and Atmospheric Research program, conduct crucial research into important issues like ozone depletion, airborne spread of pollutants and changes to our climate. </p> <p>Without new funding, we risk losing these facilities in the Arctic. This will jeopardize data continuity, productive collaborations between academic and government scientists, and recruitment of new researchers into the field. </p> <p>I urge you to ensure that Canada continues to be a global leader in climate science by:<br /> - Investing $1.5 million per year to make PEARL a national laboratory that could be overseen by Polar Knowledge Canada or Environment and Climate Change Canada; and<br /> - Providing a well supported and stable funding environment for climate research in Canada by reinstating a funding model for climate science similar to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) that was cut by the Harper government. </p> <p>These investments are a necessary complement to the other arctic and climate change research your government is investing in. While the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) is a valuable asset to Canadian stewardship of polar science, there is no indication that any atmospheric or climate change research will be undertaken there, nor does its location (1200 km south of PEARL) allow for the same high arctic data collection currently taking place at PEARL. </p> <p>The funding of PEARL and the other CCAR projects are an essential part of ensuring that our decisions and actions around climate change mitigation and adaptation are based on up-to-date science and evidence. </p></blockquote> <p>I'm working on a readings list post about PEARL and hope to have that up within the next few days. </p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:59</span> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:59:56 +0000 jdupuis 68086 at https://scienceblogs.com The Trump War on Science: Daring blindness, Denying climate change, Destroying the EPA and other daily disasters https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/09/11/the-trump-war-on-science-daring-blindness-denying-climate-change-destroying-the-epa-and-other-daily-disasters <span>The Trump War on Science: Daring blindness, Denying climate change, Destroying the EPA and other daily disasters</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The last one of these was in <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/06/16/the-trump-war-on-science-epa-budget-cuts-more-on-climate-change-the-war-on-wildlife-and-other-recent-stories/">mid-June</a>, so we're picking up all the summer stories of scientific mayhem in the Trump era. The last couple of months have seemed especially apocalyptic, with Nazis marching in the streets and nuclear war suddenly not so distant a possibility. But along with those macro-level issues, Trump and his cronies are still hammering away at climate change denial, environmental protection, research funding and public health issues. As exhausting as it seems -- and this is part of the plan -- amongst all of us opposed to Trump, we need to keep track of a wide range of issues.</p> <p>If I'm missing anything important, please let me know either in the comments or at my email jdupuis at yorku dot ca. If you want to use a non-work email for me, it's dupuisj at gmail dot com.</p> <p>The selections are by no means meant to represent a comprehensive account of everything written about science and science-related over the last few months. I'm not aiming for anything than complete or comprehensive. For example, there are probably hundreds of articles written about climate-change related issues over that period, but I'm just picking up what I hope is a representative sample.</p> <p>The last time around was a bit more thematically organized rather than chronologically. I'm trying the later organizational method this time around to see if I can get a sense of which I prefer or which seems more useful.</p> <p>This post covers from approximately mid-June, 2017 up to August 31, 2017. The fact that most days -- even in the summer -- there are multiple things to report is terrifying.</p> <p>A few general resources:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/center-science-and-democracy/promoting-scientific-integrity/sidelining-science-from-day-one#.WbG9m7KGOUk">Sidelining Science Since Day One: How the Trump administration has harmed public health and safety in its first six months</a> by The Union of Concerned Scientists </li><li> <a href="https://medium.com/i-climate-scientists">I Heart Climate Scientists</a> </li></ul><p> <br /> And now the full list:<br />  </p> <ul><strong>June 2017</strong><br />   <li>2017.06.01. <a href="https://news.vice.com/story/u-s-pulling-out-of-paris-deal-may-instead-make-china-great-again">U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate deal may make China great again</a> </li><li>2017.06.02. <a href="http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a55434/hurricane-season-no-fema-director-noaa/">Trump Has No One in Charge of FEMA or the NOAA, Just in Time for Hurricane Season</a> </li><li>2017.06.03. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/03/politics/trump-energy-spending-innovation/index.html">Trump administration touts innovation, cuts funding for it</a> </li><li>2017.06.04. <a href="http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4278052-duluth-epa-lab-turns-50-low-profile-high-outcome-science-mostly-behind-scenes">Duluth EPA lab turns 50: Low profile, high outcome science mostly behind the scenes</a> </li><li>2017.06.09. <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/06/09/donald_trump_throws_highway_environmental_reviews_on_the_floor.html">Watch Donald Trump Throw Binders Full of Highway Environmental Reviews on the Floor</a> </li><li>2017.06.09. <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/trump-caps-infrastructure-week-tossing-binders-ground-n770376?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma">Trump Caps Infrastructure Week By Tossing Binders on Ground</a> </li><li>2017.06.13. <a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/2017/06/13/president-trump-chats-phone-tangier-mayor/391375001/">President Trump chats on phone with Tangier mayor</a> </li><li>2017.06.13. <a href="http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/06/13/if-elected-governor-graham-says-florida-would-stick-with-paris-climate-accord-112718">If elected governor, Graham says Florida would stick with Paris climate accord</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.14. <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/13/15789772/trumps-fossil-fuel-all-stars">Meet the fossil fuel all-stars Trump has appointed to his administration</a> </li><li>2017.06.14. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/14/epa-pollution-rule-delay-children">EPA: air pollution rule should be delayed – despite its effect on children</a> </li><li>2017.06.14. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/06/14/actual-scientists-say-sea-level-rise-is-a-threat-to-tangier-island-virginia/#6bd4ea6463eb">Actual Scientists Say Sea-Level Rise Is A Threat To Tangier Island, Virginia</a> </li><li>2017.06.14. <a href="https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/06/san-diego-commits-to-100-percent-clean-electricity/">San Diego commits to 100% clean electricity</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/338027-energy-department-closes-international-clean-energy-office">Energy Department aims to close international clean energy office</a> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/republicans-and-democrats-blast-epa-budget">EPA Chief Gets Hit From All Sides At First Budget Hearing</a> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/06/republicans-pruitt-epa-budget-trump/">These Republicans Are Pretty Upset About Trump’s EPA Budget</a> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/337979-trumps-epa-budget-cuts-hit-strong-opposition-at-house-panel#.WUNmRbZdwJc.twitter">Trump’s EPA budget cuts hit strong opposition at House panel</a> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="http://time.com/4774636/california-air-pollution-climate-change/">Why California's Climate Change Fight Is Also About Public Health</a> </li><li>2017.06.15. <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/un-biosphere-reserve-2442151611.html">U.S. Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.16. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/338123-epa-head-met-with-numerous-energy-execs">EPA head met with multiple energy execs in his first weeks</a> </li><li>2017.06.16. <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/trump-doesnt-care-about-hiv-were-outta-here-626285">Trump Doesn't Care about HIV. We're Outta Here</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.17. <a href="http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/healthcare/338296-six-resign-from-presidential-hiv-aids-council-because-trump-doesnt">Six resign from presidential HIV/AIDS council because Trump 'doesn't care'</a> </li><li>2017.06.17. <a href="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/ugc/articles/2017/05/16/navigating-clean-energy-innovation-in-the-age-of-trump.html">Navigating Clean Energy Innovation in the Age of Trump</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.18. <a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/18/15826760/president-trumps-aids-hiv-advisory-council-resigned-ahca">Six members of President Trump’s advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.19. <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/19/energy-sec-rick-perry-says-co2-is-not-the-main-driver-of-climate-change.html">Energy Secretary Rick Perry says CO2 is not the main driver of climate change</a> </li><li>2017.06.19. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/republicans-and-democrats-unite-against-scott-pruitts-heavy-budget-cuts-to-the-epa/">Republicans And Democrats Unite Against Scott Pruitt's Heavy Budget Cuts To The EPA</a> </li><li>2017.06.19. <a href="https://mic.com/articles/180350/trump-administration-will-not-renew-key-epa-advisors-and-cancel-2017-meetings-in-agency-shakeup#.bza9Kf39A">Trump administration will not renew key EPA advisers, cancels committee meetings in agency shakeup</a> </li><li>2017.06.19. <a href="http://www.salon.com/2017/06/19/rick-perry-blames-ocean-for-climate-change-energy-secretary-once-again-denies-scientific-consensus/">Rick Perry blames ocean for climate change: Energy secretary once again denies scientific consensus</a> </li><li>2017.06.19. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/doe-head-says-carbon-dioxide-not-primary-cause-climate-change">DOE head says carbon dioxide not primary cause of climate change</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://time.com/4824456/trump-hiv-aids-council-resign/">6 Resigned from Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Board. Here’s Why One Doctor Stayed</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/epa-set-to-eliminate-over-1-200-employees-by-september-1796282174">EPA Set to Eliminate Over 1,200 Employees By September</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/epa-axes-38-more-science-advisers-cancels-panel-meetings">EPA axes 38 more science advisers, cancels panel meetings</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/perry-sees-climate-denial-evidence-being-intellectually-engaged?cid=sm_fb_maddow">Perry sees climate denial as evidence of being ‘intellectually engaged’</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338533-cook-urges-trump-to-show-more-compassion-with-immigration-policy">Apple CEO Tim Cook urges Trump to show more compassion on immigration</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/338496-trump-regulators-trigger-pollution-fight">Trump regulators trigger pollution fight</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/perry-sees-climate-denial-evidence-being-intellectually-engaged">Perry sees climate denial as evidence of being ‘intellectually engaged’</a> </li><li>2017.06.20. <a href="http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2017/06/epa-wants-1200-employees-accept-buy-outs-early-outs/138829/?oref=govexec_breaking_alert">EPA Wants 1,200 Employees to Accept Buy Outs, Early Outs</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.21. <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/338898-trump-attacks-wind-power-in-state-that-gets-nearly-third-of-energy">Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind</a> </li><li>2017.06.21. <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/338723-trump-admin-declines-renewing-dozens-of-scientists-for-key">EPA not renewing advisory roles for dozens of scientists: report</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.22. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/finance/338964-gop-senator-slams-proposed-nih-cuts-no-one-should-have-to-defend-them#.WU1_Hmykxuk.twitter">GOP senator slams proposed NIH cuts: ‘No one should have to defend’ them</a> </li><li>2017.06.22. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/339032-trump-removes-protections-for-yellowstone-grizzly-bear">Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears</a> </li><li>2017.06.22. <a href="https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056452">Clarion call for scientists: 'Use your voice ... or lose it'</a> </li><li>2017.06.22. <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a10023426/scientists-running-for-office-trump/">These Scientists Are Running for Office to Fight Trump’s “Anti-Truth” Agenda</a> </li><li>2017.06.22. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/339032-trump-removes-protections-for-yellowstone-grizzly-bear">Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.23. <a href="http://grist.org/article/the-fact-is-facts-dont-matter-to-climate-deniers/">The fact is: Facts don’t matter to climate deniers</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.25. <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/339421-bloomberg-launches-17m-contest-as-incentives-for-us-cities-to#.WVCBMY6xw2A.twitter">Bloomberg launches $17M contest for US cities</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.26. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/al-franken-strategy-for-trump-climate-deniers-fd9a6502f9cb/">Al Franken’s devastating strategy for taking on Trump’s team of climate science deniers</a> </li><li>2017.06.26. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/top-epa-official-bullied-scientist-to-change-testimony-1796440560">Top EPA Official 'Bullied' Scientist to Change Testimony About Dismissed Scientists</a> </li><li>2017.06.26. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/republican-governor-opposes-trump-administration-plan-to-test-for-offshore-oil-84f495f5c9bc/">Republican governor sides with coastal communities against Trump’s offshore oil plans</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.27. <a href="http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/energy-environment/339783-trumps-epa-chief-met-with-chemical-ceo-before-dropping#.WVMkKGGmiXM.twitter">Trump's EPA chief met with chemical CEO before dropping pesticide ban: report</a> </li><li>2017.06.27. <a href="https://theconversation.com/cities-rally-around-the-paris-deal-a-reminder-that-global-problems-can-have-local-solutions-79978">Cities rally around the Paris deal, a reminder that global problems can have local solutions</a> </li><li>2017.06.27. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/27/epa-clean-water-rule-drinking?CMP=share_btn_tw">EPA seeks to scrap rule protecting drinking water for third of Americans</a> </li><li>2017.06.27. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/339691-epa-seeks-to-repeal-obama-water-rule">EPA moves to repeal Obama water rule</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.28. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/rick-perry-protester-climate-denier_us_595324e1e4b02734df2e63cf">'You Are A Climate Denier': Protesters Interrupt Rick Perry's Speech At Energy Conference</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.29. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/chrissy-houlahan-scientists-running-for-congress-b8c7b6f8d6de/">Inspired by Trump’s attacks on science, this former engineer is running for Congress</a> </li><li>2017.06.29. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/youth-climate-lawsuit-trial-date-set-24bccdfaf237/">Climate kids to get their day in court against the Trump administration</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056858">Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/06/30/frustrated-washington-scientists-and-academics-jump-electoral-politics">Scientists Who Have Had Enough</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jun/30/no-more-business-as-usual-the-corporates-stepping-up-to-save-the-planet">No more business as usual: the corporates stepping up to save the planet</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="https://news.vice.com/story/epa-on-climate-change-gotta-hear-both-sides">EPA on climate change: Gotta hear both sides: The EPA is holding a color war to challenge climate science</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-30/wind-industry-tacks-as-trump-shifts-the-political-climate">Wind Industry Tacks as Trump Shifts the Political Climate</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/340223-epa-head-to-launch-initiative-to-challenge-climate-science">EPA head launching initiative to 'critique' climate science</a> </li><li>2017.06.30. <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/340328-science-division-of-white-house-office-no-longer-staffed-report">Science division of White House office no longer staffed: report</a> <p> <br /><strong>July 2017</strong><br />  </p> </li><li>2017.07.01. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trump-national-space-council_us_59581eeee4b05c37bb7ed0f7">Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump's Space Talk</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.02. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-hatchet-pruitt-20170702-story.html">EPA’s Scott Pruitt is Trump’s most adept and dangerous hatchet man</a> </li><li>2017.07.02. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/ellensheng/2017/07/02/with-h-1b-visas-scarce-tech-startups-look-outside-u-s-to-launch-businesses/#58c80cf52237">Struggling For Visas, Tech Startups Are Looking Outside The U.S. To Launch Businesses</a> </li><li>2017.07.02. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/white-houses-science-division-completely-empty/">The White House's Science Division Is Now Completely Empty</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/340536-court-rejections-trumps-delay-of-epa-drilling-pollution-rule">Court rejects Trump's delay of EPA drilling pollution rule</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-03/as-u-s-retires-from-world-leadership-china-and-germany-step-up">China, Germany Step Up as U.S. Retires From World Leadership</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="https://qz.com/1020528/stephen-hawking-donald-trumps-climate-change-policies-spell-disaster-for-the-planet/">Stephen Hawking says Trump’s climate policies are pushing Earth toward an irreversible “tipping point”</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2017/07/donald-trumps-new-national-space-council-already-baffling-space-industry/139160/?oref=nextgov_today_nl">DONALD TRUMP’S NEW NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL IS ALREADY BAFFLING THE SPACE INDUSTRY</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/why-this-computer-scientist-is-running-for-congress/">Why This Computer Scientist Is Running For Congress</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/climate/court-blocks-epa-effort-to-suspend-obama-era-methane-rule.html">Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-court-blocks-trump-epa-on-air-pollution/2017/07/03/464a7344-601e-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html">Federal court blocks Trump EPA on air pollution</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/03/535377270/stephen-hawking-trump-pushing-earths-climate-over-the-brink">Stephen Hawking: Trump Pushing Earth's Climate 'Over The Brink'</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/340535-obama-praises-paris-climate-deal-despite-trumps-withdrawal">Obama praises Paris climate deal despite Trump's withdrawal</a> </li><li>2017.07.03. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/when-trump-attacks-science-c59168944ab2/">When Trump attacks science, he attacks the heart of the Declaration of Independence</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.04. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/04/trump-emvironmental-rollback-epa-scrap-regulations?CMP=fb_gu">Trump's alarming environmental rollback: what's been scrapped so far</a> </li><li>2017.07.04. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/07/02/afghanistans-all-girl-robotics-team-wont-be-allowed-to-come-the-u-s/?utm_term=.b0ab1d99a591&amp;wpisrc=nl_most&amp;wpmm=1">U.S. denies visas for Afghanistan’s all-girl robotics team</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.05. <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-climatechange-science/groups-see-climate-science-review-as-chance-to-undercut-regulation-idUSKBN19Q1OP">Groups see climate science review as chance to undercut regulation</a> </li><li>2017.07.05. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/climate-change-authority-no-longer-has-any-climate-scientists-on-it/">Climate Change Authority No Longer Has Any Climate Scientists On It</a> </li><li>2017.07.05. <a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/democrat-tackles-climate-change-issues-defying-gop-leadership/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScientificAmerican-News+%28Content%3A+News%29">Democrat Tackles Climate Change Issues, Defying GOP Leadership</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.06. <a href="http://grist.org/justice/trumpcare-and-climate-change-will-have-the-same-victims/">Trumpcare and climate change will have the same victims</a> </li><li>2017.07.06. <a href="http://leftoverrights.com/ivankamelaniabeingsenttoclimatelesson/">Ivanka &amp; Melania Are Not Happy With Where Angela Merkel Is Forcing Them To Go Tomorrow</a> </li><li>2017.07.06. <a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-u-s-supreme-court-stymies-science/">The U.S. Supreme Court Stymies Science</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.07. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/energy-secretary-rick-perry-clearly-makes-massive-mistake-during-visit-coal-power-plant/">Energy Secretary Rick Perry Makes Massive Mistake During Visit To Coal Power Plant</a> </li><li>2017.07.07. <a href="http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/trump-administration-reviewing-marine-protected-areas-us-will-ocean-valued-accurately/">Trump Administration Reviewing Marine Protected Areas in US, Will The Ocean Be Valued Accurately?</a> </li><li>2017.07.07. <a href="http://billmoyers.com/story/environmentalists-win-a-victory-against-scott-pruitt/">Environmentalists Win a Victory Against Scott Pruitt</a> </li><li>2017.07.07. <a href="http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/he-doesnt-speak-for-the-rest-of-america-jerry-brown-shows-up-in-hamburg-amid-g20-and-shreds-trump/">‘He doesn’t speak for the rest of America’: Jerry Brown shows up in Hamburg amid G20 — and shreds Trump</a> </li><li>2017.07.07. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/07/climate-change-denial-scepticism-cynicism-politics?CMP=fb_gu">How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.08. <a href="http://time.com/4850421/g20-trump-paris-agreement-climate-change/">Why Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Agreement Led to a Stronger Global Climate Change Plan</a> </li><li>2017.07.08. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/08/mike-pence-touches-nasa-equipment-right-next-to-do-not-touch-sign?CMP=fb_gu">Mike Pence touches Nasa equipment right next to 'do not touch' sign</a> </li><li>2017.07.08. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/341087-g20-world-leaders-statement-hinges-on-us-climate-change-issue">G20 world leaders’ agreement hinges on U.S. climate change issue</a> </li><li>2017.07.08. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/08/g20-climate-change-leaders-statement-paris-agreement">G20 leaders' statement on climate change highlights rift with US</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.09. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/08/europe/g20-merkel-trump-communique/index.html">G20 closes with rebuke to Trump's climate change stance</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.10. <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherskroupa/2017/07/10/climate-change-what-now-with-the-white-house-abandoning-the-paris-agreement/#41bde5b57df2">Climate Change -- What Now With The White House Abandoning The Paris Agreement?</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/trump-s-white-house-science-office-still-small-and-waiting-leadership">Trump’s White House science office still small and waiting for leadership</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/341507-house-bill-would-cut-epa-funding-by-528m">House bill would cut EPA funding by $528M</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/trump-nominates-finance-executive-doe-science-undersecretary">Trump nominates finance executive for DOE science undersecretary</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/07/state-science-adviser-resigns-early-amid-departmental-reorganization/139339/?oref=govexec_today_pm_nl">State Science Adviser Resigns Early, Amid Departmental Reorganization</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-01350-x">White House’s dwindling science office leaves major research programmes in limbo</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/house-panel-set-vote-bill-cuts-or-eliminates-some-doe-science-programs">House panel set to vote on bill that cuts or eliminates some DOE science programs</a> </li><li>2017.07.11. <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-pruitt/epa-chief-wants-scientists-to-debate-climate-on-tv-idUSKBN19W2D0">EPA chief wants scientists to debate climate on TV</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.12. <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/the-trump-administration-wants-to-hold-a-televised-climate">The Trump Administration Wants To Debate Climate Change On TV. Here’s What Scientists Think About It.</a> </li><li>2017.07.12. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/qa-former-obama-science-adviser-john-holdren-white-house-science-office-and-trump-s">Q&amp;A: Former Obama science adviser John Holdren on the White House science office and Trump’s science policy</a> </li><li>2017.07.12. <a href="http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article161071669.html">Trump’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ energy policies are being met by ‘sue, baby, sue’</a> </li><li>2017.07.12. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/rebel-us-governors-mayors-launch-americas-pledge-fight-climate-change/">Rebel US Governors And Mayors Launch "America's Pledge" To Fight Climate Change</a> </li><li>2017.07.12. <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-climate-debate-2457906416.html">EPA Chief Wants TV 'Debate' on Climate: Scientists Call Foul</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.13. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/noaa-erases-human-activity-from-emissions-release-1ed475d26bcc/">NOAA erases ‘human activity’ from news release on soaring greenhouse gases</a> </li><li>2017.07.13. <a href="http://blog.ucsusa.org/jacob-carter/how-president-trumps-proposed-budget-cuts-would-harm-early-career-scientists#.WWfHA16wZ8U.facebook">How President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Would Harm Early Career Scientists</a> </li><li>2017.07.13. <a href="https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/13/university-leaders-say-they-need-improve-communication-science-public">Science’s Communication Problem</a> </li><li>2017.07.13. <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/why-do-republicans-suddenly-hate-colleges-so-much/533130/?utm_source=twb">Why Do Republicans Suddenly Hate College So Much?</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.14. <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/07/14/25288724/does-being-a-nice-personable-scientist-make-sense-in-trumps-america">Does Being a Nice Personable Scientist Make Sense in Trump's America?</a> </li><li>2017.07.14. <a href="https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2017/07/14/Fox-News-host-attacks-climate-scientists-who-might-refuse-to-participate-in-EPA-chiefs-sha/217263">Fox News host attacks climate scientists who might refuse to participate in EPA chief's sham debate</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.16. <a href="https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/6/16/1672368/-EPA-and-Dept-of-Interior-held-a-private-briefing-with-45-gas-and-oil-CEOs-at-Trump-s-D-C-hotel?detail=facebook">EPA and Dept. of Interior held a private briefing with 45 gas and oil CEOs at Trump's D.C. hotel</a> </li><li>2017.07.16. <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/macron-says-his-charm-offensive-may-change-trumps-mind-about-climate-change/">Macron says his charm offensive may change Trump's mind about climate change</a> </li><li>2017.07.16. <a href="https://futurism.com/international-collaboration-scientists-becoming-difficult/">International Collaboration Between Scientists Is Becoming Difficult</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.17. <a href="https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/07/17/Myths-and-facts-to-know-ahead-of-Rick-Perrys-study-on-the-electrical-grid-and-renewable-en/217282">Myths and facts to know ahead of Rick Perry's study on the electrical grid and renewable energy</a> </li><li>2017.07.17. <a href="https://mic.com/articles/182356/exclusive-trump-administration-pulled-top-climate-expert-from-mark-zuckerbergs-national-park-visit">Exclusive: Trump administration pulled top climate expert from Mark Zuckerberg’s national park visit</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.18. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/hansen-our-childrens-trust-lawsuit-science-a5c437268d02/">Former NASA scientist releases new paper supporting youth climate case against Trump</a> </li><li>2017.07.18. <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-lawmaker-news/342584-gop-rep-asks-nasa-panel-if-there-were-ancient">GOP rep asks NASA panel if there were ancient civilizations on Mars</a> </li><li>2017.07.18. <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/michael-dourson-writes-science-bible-books?utm_term=.qmPRqlzAV#.nrYkn4zyl">Trump's Pick For EPA Post Writes “Science-Bible Stories” And Has Ties To The Chemical Industry</a> </li><li>2017.07.18. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/18/neil-degrasse-tyson-fighting-science-denial-starts-with-people-not-politicians">Neil deGrasse Tyson: fighting science denial starts with people, not politicians</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-scientist-the-trump-administration-reassigned-me-for-speaking-up-about-climate-change/2017/07/19/389b8dce-6b12-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html">I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/seth-meyers-donald-trump-epa_us_596f073fe4b0000eb196d391">Seth Meyers Calculates The Damage Done By The EPA In Just 6 Months</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="http://grist.org/briefly/that-french-plan-to-attract-climate-scientists-its-working/">That French plan to attract climate scientists? It’s working.</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/19/538216232/climate-scientist-says-he-was-demoted-for-speaking-out-on-climate-change">Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/342846-trump-budget-chief-touts-progress-in-rolling-back-regulations">Trump budget chief touts progress in rolling back regulations</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/updated-trump-pick-usda-science-post-has-drawn-darts-lack-technical-background">Updated: Trump pick for USDA science post has drawn darts for lack of technical background</a> </li><li>2017.07.19. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/19/six-ways-trump-is-dismantling-america-after-six-months-in-white-house?CMP=fb_gu">Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="https://medium.com/i-climate-scientists/another-day-another-denier-a4ccca365c19">Another Day, Another Denier</a> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2017/07/20/537243392/gop-effort-to-make-environmental-science-transparent-worries-scientists">GOP Effort To Make Environmental Science 'Transparent' Worries Scientists</a> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/montana/articles/2017-07-20/glacier-chief-pulled-from-facebook-founders-tour-of-park">Glacier Chief Pulled From Facebook Founder's Tour of Park</a> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/sam-clovis-officially-nominated-still-not-a-scientist-d47be4ffb1a8/">Trump officially nominates climate-denying conservative talk radio host as USDA’s top scientist</a> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="http://thedakepage.blogspot.ca/2017/07/whistleblower-speaks-out-as-pruitt.html">Whistleblower Speaks Out as Pruitt Tries to Destroy EPA</a> </li><li>2017.07.20. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/epa-set-to-eliminate-over-1-200-employees-by-september-1796282174">EPA Set to Eliminate Over 1,200 Employees By September</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.21. <a href="https://theintellectualist.co/trumps-new-communication-director-believes-earth-5500-years-old/">Trump's New Communication Director Believes the World is 5,500 Years old</a> </li><li>2017.07.21. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-21/for-the-impact-of-trump-slashing-science-funding-look-north">For the Impact of Trump Slashing Science Funding, Look North</a> </li><li>2017.07.21. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/trump-administration-demoting-scientists-hope-quit-whistleblower/">Trump Administration Is Demoting Scientists In The Hope They'll Quit, Says Whistleblower</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.23. <a href="https://theconversation.com/history-shows-that-stacking-federal-science-advisory-committees-doesnt-work-80590">History shows that stacking federal science advisory committees doesn’t work</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.24. <a href="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-administration-lining-up-climate-change-red-team/article/2629124">Trump administration lining up climate change 'red team'</a> </li><li>2017.07.24. <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2017/07/25/do_not_take_your_eye_off_trump_s_war_on_science.html">Whatever You Do, Do Not Take Your Eye Off Trump’s War on Science</a> </li><li>2017.07.24. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/343485-gop-science-chairman-extolls-often-ignored-climate-change-benefits">GOP Science chairman extolls 'benefits' of climate change</a> </li><li>2017.07.24. <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/has-the-moment-for-environmental-justice-been-lost">Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.25. <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/07/science-hostile-governments/534789/">How Science Can Survive Hostile Governments</a> </li><li>2017.07.25. <a href="https://theconversation.com/scientific-integrity-must-be-defended-our-planet-depends-on-it-79034">Scientific integrity must be defended, our planet depends on it</a> </li><li>2017.07.25. <a href="https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25072017/conservatives-for-clean-energy-climate-change-action-reluctant-support">Is a Conservative Climate Movement Heating Up?</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.26. <a href="http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/07/emergency-meeting-held-to-oppose-trump-weakening-marine-monuments/">Emergency Meeting Held To Oppose Trump Weakening Marine Monuments</a> </li><li>2017.07.26. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/scott-pruitt-stephen-harper_us_5978f977e4b02a4ebb7274d9">EPA Chief Met With Canada’s Scientist-Muzzling Ex-Prime Minister Before Scientist Purge</a> </li><li>2017.07.26. <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-is-not-how-science-works-1797232302">This Is Not How Science Works</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.27. </li><li>2017.07.27. <a href="https://newrepublic.com/article/144056/its-never-harder-climate-scientist">It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist</a> </li><li>2017.07.27. <a href="https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-carbon-free-city-is-being-built-from-scratch/">A Carbon-Free City Is Being Built from Scratch</a> </li><li>2017.07.27. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344142-murkowskis-committee-postpones-trump-nominees-confirmation-vote">Murkowski’s committee postponed confirmation vote for Trump nominees</a> </li><li>2017.07.27. <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/scott-pruitt-is-gutting-the-epa-serving-fossil-fuel-industry-w494156">Scott Pruitt's Crimes Against Nature: Trump's EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry</a> </li><li>2017.07.27. <a href="https://eos.org/features/trump-administration-moving-closer-to-picking-science-director">Trump Administration Moving Closer to Picking Science Director</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.28. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344383-developer-might-not-build-keystone-xl-pipeline">Developer might not build Keystone XL pipeline</a> </li><li>2017.07.28. <a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6349/422">From abalone to advocacy</a> </li><li>2017.07.28. <a href="http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/28/enviro-group-calls-for-investigations-into-epa-chiefs-travel-history/">Enviro Group Calls For Investigations Into EPA Chief’s Travel History</a> </li><li>2017.07.28. <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article164240607.html">Trump rolled back this environmental rule. California may replace it with a stronger one</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.30. <a href="https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/pruitt-wants-remove-climate-exhibits-epas-museum">Pruitt wants to remove climate exhibits at the EPA’s museum</a> </li><li>2017.07.30. <a href="https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/30/1685608/-We-need-a-scientist-s-perspective-in-Richmond">We need a scientist's perspective in Richmond</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.07.31. <a href="http://www.ewg.org/release/you-dont-do-those-things-lightly-why-epa-chief-didnt-ban-brain-damaging-pesticide#.WbXsrLKGPIV">‘You Don't Do Those Things Lightly’: Why EPA Chief Didn't Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide</a> </li><li>2017.07.31. <a href="https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/07/31/climate-science-out-coal-epa-exhibit-will-reflect-trumps-agenda">Climate Science Out, Coal In: EPA Exhibit Will Reflect Trump's Agenda</a> </li><li>2017.07.31. <a href="http://www.entsoc.org/sites/default/files/files/Science-Policy/July2017-AAAS-Joint-Society-Letter-EPA-Pruitt-climate.pdf?utm_content=buffer9b7ce&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">Scientists respond to Red Team/Blue Team climate change debate idea from EPA</a> </li><li>2017.07.31. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344705-court-tells-epa-to-enforce-obama-methane-pollution-rule">Court tells EPA to enforce Obama methane pollution rule</a> </li><li>2017.07.31. <a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/07/donald-trumps-war-on-scientists-has-had-one-big-side-effect/">Donald Trump’s War on Scientists Has Had One Big Side Effect: More than a dozen Democratic candidates with scientific backgrounds are running for Congress.</a> <p> <br /><strong>August 2017</strong><br />  </p> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/energy-department-scientists-barred-from-attending_us_597f7e2ee4b0cb4fc1c73b8e?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004">Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1111855_epa-museum-may-axe-climate-change-display-add-one-on-coal">EPA museum may axe climate-change display, add one on coal</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/energy-environment/344825-top-epa-official-resigns-over-direction-of-agency-under">Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344772-trump-admin-waives-environmental-laws-for-border-wall-construction">DHS waives environmental laws to speed border wall construction</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-08-01/many-us-scientists-answer-france-s-call-come-make-our-planet-great-again">US scientists answer France’s call to come ‘make our planet great again’</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/us-scientists-please-run-for-office-the-planet-needs-you?mbid=social_fb">US Scientists, Please Run for Office. The Planet Needs You. </a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/william-gibson-archangel-apocalypses-dystopias.html">William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias</a> </li><li>2017.08.01. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/epa-southerland-resignation-letter-ca62895b0c47/">Senior EPA official resigns with scathing message for Trump and Pruitt: “Today the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.”</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="https://boingboing.net/2017/08/02/sam-clovis-is-a-racist-jerk.html">Sam Clovis, Trump's pick for USDA chief scientist, called progressives 'race traders' and 'race traitors' online</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="https://medium.com/thinkprogress/epa-panel-clears-pruitts-climate-denial-by-misquoting-scientific-integrity-policy-2d1db8a35c3a">EPA panel clears Pruitt’s climate denial by misquoting scientific integrity policy</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/press/2017/leaked-epa-document-does-not-absolve-epa-administrator-spreading-falsehoods#.WbbayLKGOUm">Leaked EPA Document Does Not Absolve EPA Administrator of Spreading Falsehoods</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/epa-panel-clears-pruitts-climate-denial-by-misquoting-scientific-integrity-policy-2d1db8a35c3a/">EPA panel clears Pruitt’s climate denial by misquoting scientific integrity policy</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082017/scott-pruitt-climate-denial-epa-scientific-integrity-complaint">EPA Science Integrity Panel Says Pruitt’s Climate Denial Is Permissible</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344941-epa-clears-pruitt-of-scientific-integrity-charges">EPA clears Pruitt of scientific integrity charges</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="http://www.npr.org/2017/08/02/541124579/al-gore-warns-that-trump-is-a-distraction-from-the-issue-of-climate-change">Al Gore Warns That Trump Is A 'Distraction' From The Issue Of Climate Change</a> </li><li>2017.08.02. <a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-2467950563.html">30-Year EPA Veteran Writes Farewell Letter, Warns of Environmental Catastrophe Under Pruitt</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.03. <a href="https://medium.com/i-climate-scientists/temporary-triumph-of-myth-over-truth-at-pruitts-epa-5d80be71a85f">Temporary Triumph of Myth Over Truth at Pruitt’s EPA</a> </li><li>2017.08.03. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/03/epa-emissions-ground-level-ozone-smog-air-pollutants">EPA backs off delay for smog-causing emissions reduction after being sued</a> </li><li>2017.08.03. <a href="http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170803/trump-administration-touts-streamlining-of-mine-permit-review">Trump administration touts streamlining of mine permit review</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.04. <a href="http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/2017/08/04/scientists-the-public-needs-to-hear-from-you/">Scientists: The Public Needs to Hear from You!</a> </li><li>2017.08.04. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345300-schwarzenegger-hits-trump-on-climate">Schwarzenegger launches new effort to counter Trump on climate</a> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345599-usda-office-told-to-use-weather-extremes-instead-of-climate-change">USDA office told to use ‘weather extremes’ instead of 'climate change'</a> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345677-government-scientists-fear-trump-will-suppress-climate-change-study">Government scientists fear Trump will suppress climate change study: report</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="http://democratherald.com/opinion/editorial/think-too-much-the-fight-on-behalf-of-science/article_2d35cb49-59ae-5fd0-b6b0-ee7a4f9fc2ab.html">Think Too Much: The fight on behalf of science</a> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails">US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal</a> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/07/white-house-ostp-obama-trump/">With Trump in the White House, Obama science experts operate shadow network to press their positions</a> </li><li>2017.08.07. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/climate-change-report-draft-nyt_us_598907ece4b0a66b8bae1fc6">That Federal Climate Change Report May Not Be New, But It Is Startling</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/08/lawyers_step_up_to_battle_science_suppression.html">Lawyers Take on Another Trumpian Task: Stopping Science Suppression</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nafta-climate-change-negotiations-1.4238866">Canada's hope to get climate change into NAFTA could prove difficult</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345775-state-dept-cable-advises-diplomats-to-evade-questions-on-paris-deal">Tillerson advises diplomats to dodge questions on Paris deal: report</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/08/fearing-trump-censorship-govt-scientists-leak-alarming-climate-report">Fearing Trump Censorship, Govt. Scientists Leak Alarming Climate Report</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://www.popsci.com/here-are-some-key-takeaways-leaked-climate-change-document?MRsLVziWySUZIK6w.01">A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://mashable.com/2017/08/08/donald-trump-epa-website-no-climate-change-section/">Scott Pruitt's EPA website still lacks a climate change section</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article166118882.html">The closest man to Trump is a stealth climate believer</a> </li><li>2017.08.08. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/08/trump-administration-climate-change-ban-usda?CMP=fb_gu">The Trump administration's solution to climate change: ban the term</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/05/politics/trump-battle-science-epa-energy-climate/index.html">The battle over science in the Trump administration</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4310124-epa-chief-pruitt-holds-series-closed-door-meetings-gf-fargo">EPA chief Pruitt holds series of closed-door meetings in GF, Fargo</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-science-says-trump-team-garbles-climate-science-2017-8">The reason the Trump administration avoids discussing the science of climate change</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/katharine-hayhoe-climate-report-trump-1.4240089">Canadian co-author of U.S. climate report says findings 'flatly contradict' Trump administration</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345937-epa-head-casts-doubt-on-supposed-threat-from-climate-change">EPA head casts doubt on ‘supposed’ threat from climate change</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/345721-the-president-plans-to-rollback-an-environmental-rule">Trump plans to roll back environmental rule everyone agrees on</a> </li><li>2017.08.09. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/midweek-podcast-meet-the-canadian-behind-the-frank-u-s-climate-report-1.4240111">Midweek podcast: Meet the Canadian behind the frank U.S. climate report</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.10. <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/trump-cabinet-climate-change-science-1.4241657">Trump team's climate change stance at odds with science</a> </li><li>2017.08.10. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-10/federal-scientists-say-climate-change-no-hoax-refuting-trump">Federal Scientists Say Climate Change Is No Hoax, Refuting Trump</a> </li><li>2017.08.10. <a href="https://www.nrdc.org/experts/pete-altman/americans-oppose-epa-environmental-budget-cuts">Americans Oppose EPA &amp; Environmental Budget Cuts</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.11. <a href="http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170811/manchin-possibly-emerging-as-pick-to-lead-us-energy-department">Manchin possibly emerging as pick to lead US Energy Department</a> </li><li>2017.08.11. <a href="http://grist.org/article/an-attempt-to-avert-trumps-interference-in-climate-science-might-actually-invite-it/">An attempt to avert Trump’s interference in climate science might actually invite it</a> </li><li>2017.08.11. <a href="https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/11/fda-hiring-non-citizens/">FDA puts new restrictions on hiring of foreign scientists, documents show</a> </li><li>2017.08.11. <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/11/pruitt-climate-report-epa-241546">Pruitt: EPA will review 'politicized' climate science report</a> </li><li>2017.08.11. <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/11/16113348/trump-environmental-agenda-crashing-into-courts">Trump’s environmental agenda is crashing into the courts</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.12. <a href="http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/hoeven-epa-administrator-meetings-in-nd-should-have-been-open/article_a92f99f8-d544-5f16-baa0-5a7cd5361510.html">Hoeven: EPA administrator meetings in ND should have been open</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.14. <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/trump-targets-strict-limits-on-power-plant-toxic-waste">The EPA Is Beginning To Roll Back An Obama-Era Rule Limiting How Much Toxic Waste Power Plants Release In Water</a> </li><li>2017.08.14. <a href="https://civichall.org/civicist/testing-testers-scientist-activists-persuaded-peers-march/">Testing the Testers: How Scientist-Activists Persuaded their Peers to March</a> </li><li>2017.08.14. <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/14/16142150/scott-pruitt-epa-secrecy-republican">Scott Pruitt is dismantling EPA in secret for the same reason the GOP health care bill was secret</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.15. <a href="https://weather.com/science/environment/news/trump-revoke-executive-order-flood-risk-building-standards">Trump Signs Order to End Obama-Era Flood Risk Building Standards</a> </li><li>2017.08.15. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/trump-executive-order-flooding_us_599323d4e4b04b193360926b">Trump Scraps Obama-Era Rule To Protect Infrastructure From Climate-Change Flooding</a> </li><li>2017.08.15. <a href="https://medium.com/@CAPAction/these-are-the-business-leaders-still-sitting-on-trumps-advisory-councils-697685f64e37">These are the business leaders still sitting on Trump’s Manufacturing Council.</a> </li><li>2017.08.15. <a href="https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/08/15/EPA-chief-Scott-Pruitt-has-given-more-interviews-to-Fox-than-to-all-other-major-TV-network/217633">STUDY: EPA chief Scott Pruitt has given more interviews to Fox than to all other major TV networks combined</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.16. <a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/16/16157398/trump-manufacturing-council-disband">So many CEOs resigned from Trump’s manufacturing council that he just disbanded it</a> </li><li>2017.08.16. <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/16/trump-abruptly-ends-manufacturing-council-after-ceos-disband-strategy-and-policy-forum.html">Trump abruptly ends manufacturing council after CEOs disband strategic and policy forum</a> </li><li>2017.08.16. <a href="https://www.nature.com/news/against-discrimination-1.22459">Against discrimination: Science cannot and should not be used to justify prejudice.</a> </li><li>2017.08.16. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/08/16/epas-new-focus-fox/">EPA’s new focus: Fox</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.17. <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/08/conservation_biologists_are_struggling_to_balance_science_and_advocacy.html">The Science Police: In highly controversial fields, researchers have to balance science and advocacy.</a> </li><li>2017.08.17. <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwwzdd/the-republicans-trying-to-fight-climate-denial-in-their-own-party">The Republicans Trying to Fight Climate Denial in Their Own Party</a> </li><li>2017.08.17. <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/cleveland-clinic-no-mar-a-lago-fundraiser-241740">Cleveland Clinic, American Cancer Society pull fundraisers from Mar-a-Lago</a> </li><li>2017.08.17. <a href="http://davidwojick.blogspot.ca/2017/08/does-trumps-reg-review-threaten-public.html">Does Reg Review threaten Public Access?</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.18. <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/national-monuments-under-review-trump-interior-maps/">Maps Explain the 27 National Monuments Under Review by Trump</a> </li><li>2017.08.18. <a href="https://www.trucknews.com/regulations/epa-revisit-aspects-ghg-phase-2-regs/1003080396/">EPA to revisit aspects of GHG Phase 2 regs; industry voices concerns</a> </li><li>2017.08.18. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/pruitt-rollback-freight-truck-emissions-b6ab9ad57636/">Trump administration eyes truck emissions standards for its next climate rollback</a> </li><li>2017.08.18. <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/trump-revokes-obama-flood-rule">Trump Just Struck Down An Obama-Era Climate Rule That Protected Against Flooding</a> </li><li>2017.08.18. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/offset-trumps-terrible-climate-policies-with-trees-a36e8d7117d4/">Trump Forest organizers want to resist Trump with billions of trees</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="https://boingboing.net/2017/08/21/yes-trump-briefly-viewed.html">Yes, Trump viewed #Eclipse2017 without glasses. 'Don't look,' an aide shouted.</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347382-trump-takes-in-eclipse-from-white-house">Trump takes in eclipse from White House</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://www.theinertia.com/politics/patagonia-spends-700k-in-first-ever-ad-to-blast-interior-secretary-ryan-zinke/">Patagonia Spends $700,000 In First-Ever Ad to Blast Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-trump-dissolves-climate-change-advisory-panel/">Report: Trump dissolves climate change advisory panel</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://time.com/4906656/donald-trump-auto-industy-pollution/">Why the Trump Administration's Latest Auto Industry Move Will Fail</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170821/trumps-interior-department-moves-to-stop-mountaintop-removal-study">Trump’s Interior Department moves to stop mountaintop removal study</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347374-trump-administration-halts-research-on-mountaintop-removal-coal">Trump administration halts research on mountaintop removal coal mining</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=8212017&amp;_ga=2.149054582.198795130.1503344707-1905579371.1503344707">Statement Regarding National Academies Study on Potential Health Risks of Living in Proximity to Surface Coal Mining Sites in Central Appalachia</a> </li><li>2017.08.21. <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article168383627.html">Feds halt study of potential link between surface mining and health problems</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.22. <a href="https://mcmprodaaas.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/AAAS%20Statement%20on%20Trump%20Administration%20Disbanding%20National%20Climate%20Assessment%20Advisory%20Committee.pdf">AAAS Statement on Trump Administration Disbanding National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/appalachian-coal-mining-health-study/index.html">Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50176/title/Climate-Change-Language-Deleted-from-NIH-Site/">Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/23/us-government-agency-climate-change-references-removed-again">Another US agency deletes references to climate change on government website</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347711-trump-to-hear-recommendations-for-national-monuments">Trump to hear recommendations for national monuments</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://grist.org/briefly/god-help-us-donald-trump-tried-to-dispense-energy-facts-again/">God help us, Donald Trump tried to dispense energy facts again.</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="https://mic.com/articles/184015/trump-thinks-clean-coal-is-just-coal-thats-been-cleaned-off-heres-what-it-actually-is#.FdGvHE4gD">Trump thinks “clean coal” is just coal that’s been cleaned off. Here’s what it actually is.</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://mashable.com/2017/08/23/kammen-science-envoy-resigns-acrostic-impeach/#Wmm5y.5jHiqk">State Department science envoy's letter of resignation has a hidden message for the president</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article168775527.html">Spelling 'IMPEACH' in letter, prominent UC professor resigns post in Trump administration</a> </li><li>2017.08.23. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347644-state-dept-science-envoy-resigns">State Dept. science envoy resigns with letter that spells out 'Impeach'</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.24. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/347794-zinke-wants-to-shrink-some-national-monuments">Interior recommends Trump shrink national monuments</a> </li><li>2017.08.24. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/24/the-trump-administrations-national-monuments-review-is-a-sham">The Trump administration's national monuments 'review' is a sham</a> </li><li>2017.08.24. <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/24/16199048/interior-department-national-monuments">After public outcry, the Interior Department won’t eliminate any national monuments</a> </li><li>2017.08.24. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/24/new-study-finds-that-climate-change-costs-will-hit-trump-country-hardest">New study finds that climate change costs will hit Trump country hardest</a> </li><li>2017.08.24. <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-powergrid-study/u-s-energy-department-grid-study-calls-for-boost-to-coal-nuclear-power-idUSKCN1B41NJ">U.S. Energy Department grid study calls for boost to coal, nuclear power</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.25. <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/doe-denies-it-has-policy-remove-climate-change-agency-materials">DOE denies it has policy to remove ‘climate change’ from agency materials</a> </li><li>2017.08.25. <a href="http://www.nature.com/news/us-energy-agency-asked-scientists-to-scrub-references-to-climate-change-1.22513">US energy agency asked scientists to scrub references to climate change: Researchers were told to censor descriptions of projects funded by a Department of Energy laboratory.</a> </li><li>2017.08.25. <a href="http://observer.com/2017/08/energy-department-censorship-scientists-climate-change/">Energy Department Tells Scientist to Remove ‘Climate Change’ From Study</a> </li><li>2017.08.25. <a href="https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082017/energy-dept-asked-scientist-remove-climate-change-project-description">Energy Dept. Asks Scientists to Remove 'Climate Change' from Project Description</a> </li><li>2017.08.25. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/348026-epa-cancels-sponsorship-of-climate-leadership-awards">EPA cancels sponsorship of awards for climate leadership</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.27. <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-damaged-democracy-silicon-valley-will-finish-it-off">Trump Damaged Democracy, Silicon Valley Will Finish It Off</a> </li><li>2017.08.27. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/27/how-to-offset-trumps-climate-science-ignorance-plant-10bn-trees?CMP=fb_gu">How to offset Trump's climate science ignorance – plant 10bn trees</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/28/study-katharine-hayhoe-is-successfully-convincing-doubtful-evangelicals-about-climate-change">Katharine Hayhoe is successfully convincing doubtful evangelicals about climate change</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-cyber-security-advisers-resign-growing-threat-charlottesville-a7916496.html">Donald Trump's cyber-security advisers resign warning of 'insufficient attention to the growing threats'</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/tillerson-wants-to-cut-special-envoys-in-state-department-revamp">Tillerson Outlines Plan to Cut Envoy Jobs in State Overhaul</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348334-tillerson-moves-to-ditch-special-envoys-report">Tillerson moves to eliminate special envoy posts at State Dept.: report</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-science-dictate-policy/">EPA Chief Scott Pruitt: "Science Shouldn't Dictate American Policy"</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/25/16201218/us-coal-industry-handouts">The US coal industry is going out, not with a whimper, but with a burst of rent-seeking</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/fda-warnings-meant-to-protect-consumers-fall-under-trump">The FDA’s Consumer Protection Warnings Are Falling Under Trump</a> </li><li>2017.08.28. <a href="http://www.politicususa.com/2017/08/28/trump-rescinded-obamas-flood-protections-weeks-hurricane-harvey-hit.html">Trump Rescinded Obama’s Flood Regulations Weeks Before Hurricane Harvey Hit</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.29. <a href="https://www.axios.com/house-republican-introduces-measure-to-defund-key-climate-research-2479158452.html?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=twsocialshare&amp;utm_campaign=organic">House Republican introduces measure to defund key climate research</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.30. <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/348530-greens-sue-to-stop-rollback-of-yellowstone-grizzly-protections">Greens sue to stop rollback of Yellowstone grizzly protections</a> </li><li>2017.08.30. <a href="https://www.thenation.com/article/for-scott-pruitts-epa-climate-change-denial-is-mission-critical/">For Scott Pruitt’s EPA, Climate-Change Denial Is Mission Critical: The EPA chief is very wrong about Harvey</a> </li><li>2017.08.30. <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grizzly-yellowstone/activists-sue-u-s-to-restore-protections-for-yellowstone-grizzlies-idUSKCN1BA29H">Activists sue U.S. to restore protections for Yellowstone grizzlies</a> </li><li>2017.08.30. <a href="https://thinkprogress.org/by-politicizing-harvey-trump-administration-fails-critical-test-bed81da2edb8/">Trump team politicizes superstorm Harvey by attacking scientists for doing their job</a> </li><li>2017.08.30. <a href="https://www.revealnews.org/article/empty-seats-trumps-top-science-jobs-vacant-others-tied-to-industry/">Empty seats: Trump’s top science jobs vacant; others tied to industry</a> <p> </p> </li><li>2017.08.31. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/31/the-trump-administration-wants-to-bail-out-failed-contrarian-climate-scientists?CMP=share_btn_fb">The Trump administration wants to bail out failed contrarian climate scientists</a> </li></ul><p> </p> <p>As usual, if there are any errors in the above list or if I've missed anything significant, please let me know in the comments. If you'd prefer not to comment, you can let me know via email at jdupuis at yorku dot ca or my non-work email dupuisj at gmail dot com.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Mon, 09/11/2017 - 09:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/channel/environment" hreflang="en">Environment</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:20:03 +0000 jdupuis 68085 at https://scienceblogs.com Friday Fun: Is Game of Thrones an allegory for global climate change? https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/08/18/friday-fun-is-game-of-thrones-an-allegory-for-global-climate-change <span>Friday Fun: Is Game of Thrones an allegory for global climate change?</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>After a bit of an unexpected summer hiatus, I'm back to regular blogging, at least as regular as it's been the last year or two.</p> <p>Of course, I'm a committed Game of Thrones fan. I read the first book in paperback soon after it was reprinted, some twenty years ago. And I've also been a fan of the HBO series, which though a bit inconsistent and wobbly at times, has been quite worth watching.</p> <p>And speaking of winter, has anyone else noticed that winter doesn't seem to be coming? Has anyone noticed the person most worried about climate-related issues, Jon Snow, is having trouble being believed? In fact, anyone who worries about the climate is having trouble being taken seriously. Sure, war is important, but the Army of the Dead will kill everyone, no matter who sits on the Iron Throne.</p> <p>Sound familiar? Well, I'm hardly the first person to notice the link between our favourite apocalyptic TV show and our least favourite real life environmental apocalypse.</p> <p>Enjoy, or at least seriously ponder, some of the links below.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.salon.com/2015/06/04/is_game_of_thrones_an_allegory_for_global_climate_change/">Is “Game of Thrones” an allegory for global climate change?</a></strong></p> <blockquote><p>Just as the White Walkers are being ignored by the houses fighting over the Westerosi throne, so too are the major producers of carbon emissions struggling to succeed in an economy that will, in the end, render the planet uninhabitable.</p></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/game-of-thrones-episode-three-climate-change-jon-snow-daenerys-targaryen">Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's Face-to-Face Shows the Myopia of Climate Change Denial</a></strong></p> <blockquote><p>How do we confront an enemy no one believes in because no one can see it? That's the question Snow leaves us with. We can see iceberg calving thanks to patient videographers positioned at the planet’s edges—a relative term, of course, as circles don’t have edges. But at this moment most would rather watch the videos on their screens rather than give up the behaviors that are part of the problem that’s causing calving. We tend to choose the superstitions that benefit us, not the ones that point at our destruction. </p></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><strong><br /><a href="http://nerdist.com/game-of-thrones-climate-change/">Like it or not, Game of Thrones is out biggest analogy for climate change</a></strong></p> <blockquote><p>And what did Tyrion do with that information? What did he do when he learned that all of mankind was at risk? Did he beseech Daenerys to forego her quest for the Iron Throne and head north with her dragons? Did he explain to her that it was Jorah’s father who first told him about the White Walkers, in a desperate attempt to make her accept the existential threat they all face?</p> <p>No, he did nothing more than convince her to give away some some worthless dragonglass as a show of good faith. He probably does believe Jon, but taking the Iron Throne is far more important to him, so the White Walkers will have to wait for another day.</p></blockquote> <p> </p> <p><strong><br /><a href="https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/7/14/15969034/game-of-thrones-theory-climate-change">Game of Thrones is secretly all about climate change</a></strong></p> <blockquote><p>Swap climate change for White Walkers and "countries" for noble houses, and it starts to sound a lot like the real world.</p> <p>Specifically, it sounds like the problem of international coordination on climate change. No one country can prevent catastrophic warming on its own: Every country that's a major greenhouse gas emitter is part of the problem.</p> <p>Yet the biggest emitters, like the United States and China, are also geopolitical competitors: Both are wary of the other's intentions, making it hard for them to see any kind of deal that limits their emissions as win-win. And even if you get over the US-China hurdle, you have to get a deal that's acceptable to most every other country in the world — including developing ones that need cheap energy to fuel economic growth.</p> <p>The big wars in Game of Thrones — the Baratheon-Targaryen-Stark-Tyrell-Lannister free-for-all — are basically supposed to stand in for these complications. All of these noble houses are focused on their short-term interests, but pursuing them is blocking the real problem: stopping the White Walkers and their zombie army. Likewise, CO2 emissions skyrocketed in the past 100 years — with potentially catastrophic consequences for the human race.</p> <p>Summer is coming.</p></blockquote> <p> </p> <p>And a few more...</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/07/game-of-thrones-climate-change-white-walkers-global-warming">Who Is the Jon Snow of Climate Change?</a> </li><li><a href="https://thinkprogress.org/game-of-thrones-actor-climate-change-a0f1879de960/">‘Game of Thrones’ star: ‘I saw global warming with my own eyes, and it’s terrifying’</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/is-game-of-thrones-actually-about-climate-change-1882046462.html">Is Game of Thrones Actually About Climate Change?</a> </li><li><a href="http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/game-of-thrones-episode-three-climate-change-jon-snow-daenerys-targaryen">Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen's Face-to-Face Shows the Myopia of Climate Change Denial</a> </li><li><a href="http://grist.org/living/if-game-of-thrones-murderous-ice-zombies-dont-make-you-care-about-climate-change-we-give-up/">If Game of Thrones’ murderous ice zombies don’t make you care about climate change, we give up</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a56019/game-of-thrones-kit-harington-climate-change/">Forget the Future of Humanity, Climate Change is Threatening Game of Thrones</a> </li></ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:59</span> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:59:04 +0000 jdupuis 68084 at https://scienceblogs.com The Trump War on Science: EPA budget cuts, More on climate change, The war on wildlife and other recent stories https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/06/16/the-trump-war-on-science-epa-budget-cuts-more-on-climate-change-the-war-on-wildlife-and-other-recent-stories <span>The Trump War on Science: EPA budget cuts, More on climate change, The war on wildlife and other recent stories</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Another couple of weeks' worth of stories about how science is faring under the Donald Trump regime. If I'm missing anything important, please let me know either in the comments or at my email jdupuis at yorku dot ca. If you want to use a non-work email for me, it's dupuisj at gmail dot com.</p> <p>The selections are by no means meant to represent a comprehensive account of everything written about science over the last couple of weeks. I'm aiming for something representative rather than complete or comprehensive. For example, there are probably hundreds of articles written about the Paris Climate Agreement over the past few weeks and I've only chosen a few for this list.</p> <p>By the way, the idea that this long list of items is from just a little over two weeks is astounding to me. And by astounding, I mean terrifying.</p> <ul><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/337979-trumps-epa-budget-cuts-hit-strong-opposition-at-house-panel#.WUNmRbZdwJc.twitter">Trump’s EPA budget cuts hit strong opposition at House panel</a> </li><li><a href="https://medium.com/i-climate-scientists/the-epa-budget-cuts-are-a-direct-attack-on-our-air-water-and-health-5993e73f9fba">The EPA Budget Cuts Are A Direct Attack on Our Air, Water, and Health</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/trump-wants-to-cut-epas-scientific-research-in-half/">Trump Wants to Cut EPA’s Scientific Research in Half</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="http://www.iflscience.com/environment/california-defies-trump-announces-pact-with-germany-to-uphold-paris-agreement/">California Defies Trump, Announces Pact With Germany To Uphold Paris Agreement</a> </li><li><a href="https://shift.newco.co/trumps-paris-pullout-won-t-derail-white-house-summit-but-will-tech-lead-b2be4074c03">Trump’s Paris Pullout Won’t Derail White House Summit, But Will Tech Lead?</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/in-the-withdrawal-from-the-paris-climate-agreement-the-koch-brothers-campaign-becomes-overt">In the Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Koch Brothers’ Campaign Becomes Overt</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/curiosity-and-irritation-meet-macron-s-effort-lure-foreign-scientists-france">Curiosity and irritation meet Macron’s effort to lure foreign scientists to France</a> </li><li><a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/08/how-to-convince-people-and-the-u-s-president-to-care-about-climate-change-trump/">How to Convince People — and the U.S. President — to Care About Climate Change?</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-is-real-website-2440285898.html">13 U.S. Cities Defy Trump by Posting Deleted Climate Data</a> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/337692-california-gov-named-special-adviser-to-un-climate-conference">California gov named special adviser to UN climate conference</a> </li><li><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-opts-g7-pledge-committing-paris-climate-accord-47983182">US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/12/us-opts-out-g7-pledge-paris-climate-accord-irreversible?utm_content=buffer4d24f&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer">US opts out of G7 pledge stating Paris climate accord is 'irreversible'</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jun/12/climate-change-trump-new-york-city-san-francisco-houston-miami">The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/336780-it-will-take-a-nation-to-combat-trumps-war-on-wildlife">It will take a nation to combat Trump’s war on wildlife</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whales-turtles-trump-gillnet-rule_us_593f85f9e4b02402687c655e">Trump Administration Scraps New Protection For Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles</a> </li><li><a href="https://ww2.kqed.org/science/2017/06/12/u-s-cancels-new-protection-for-endangered-west-coast-whales/">U.S. Cancels New Protection for Endangered West Coast Whales</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/nih-budget-cuts-its-not-just-the-money/?wt.mc=SA_Facebook-Share">NIH Budget Cuts: It's Not Just the Money</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.statnews.com/2017/06/09/nih-budget-cuts/">Cutting the NIH budget is bad for health and business</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/millions-of-dollars-worth-of-research-in-limbo-at-nih/2017/06/04/34bb5606-38dd-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.21a5b8788bd5">Millions of Dollars in Research in Limbo at NIH</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="http://mashable.com/2017/06/11/trump-climate-lawsuit-drastic-step/#Kbb1IY1UV5qJ">White House effort to stop youth climate lawsuit is 'drastic and extraordinary'</a> </li><li><a href="https://thinkprogress.org/youth-climate-lawsuit-trump-appeal-denied-db0f6a811c08">Federal judge denies Trump administration appeal in youth climate lawsuit</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/06/the_doj_admits_climate_change_exists_it_just_refutes_whether_the_federal.html">The Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion.</a> </li><li><a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/kids-sue-us-government-climate-change/">'Biggest Case on the Planet' Pits Kids vs. Climate Change</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2016/11/the_kids_lawsuit_over_climate_change_is_our_best_hope_now.html">The Kids Suing the Government Over Climate Change Are Our Best Hope Now</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/337631-dem-ags-greens-sue-trump-over-paused-energy-efficiency-rules">Dem AGs, green groups sue Trump over paused energy efficiency rules</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202789691646/Calif-10-Other-States-Sue-Feds-Over-Delayed-ObamaEra-Energy-Rules#">Calif., 10 Other States Sue Feds Over Delayed Obama-Era Energy Rules</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2017-06-13/11-states-sue-trump-administration-over-energy-standards">11 States Sue Trump's DOE Over Stalled Energy-Use Limits</a> <p> </p> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/337945-stem-cell-scientist-joins-crowded-field-to-unseat-vulnerable-california">Stem cell scientist joins crowded field to unseat Rohrabacher</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-plans-privatize-parks?utm_source=tw&amp;utm_medium=tweet&amp;utm_content=socialmedia">Trump administration plans to privatize parks</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/2/9/14553968/today-in-obamacare-atul-gawande-repeal-science">Today in Obamacare: Atul Gawande explains why Obamacare repeal is terrible for science</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/meet-the-volcanologist-running-for-congress/">Meet The Volcanologist Running For Congress</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-06-08/physicist-who-always-dreamed-working-us-says-it-s-no-longer-global-center-science">A physicist who always dreamed of working in the US says it’s no longer the ‘global center of science’</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.aip.org/fyi/2017/nist-science-down-13-trump-budget">NIST Science Down 13% in Trump Budget</a> </li><li><a href="https://thinkprogress.org/seismic-permits-trump-affda403850d">Over resident opposition, Trump administration approves Atlantic blasting</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.smartmeetings.com/news/99016/meetings-hit-hardest-us-travel-industry-set-lose-1-3-billion-2017">Meetings Hit Hardest as US Travel Industry Set to Lose $1.3 Billion in 2017</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/trials_and_error/2017/06/disbanding_the_ncfs_will_lead_to_worse_outcomes.html">Jeff Sessions’ Rejection of Science Leaves Local Prosecutors in the Dark</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924">Inside the Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/06/13/if-elected-governor-graham-says-florida-would-stick-with-paris-climate-accord-112718">If elected governor, Graham says Florida would stick with Paris climate accord</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/2017/06/13/president-trump-chats-phone-tangier-mayor/391375001/">President Trump chats on phone with Tangier mayor</a> </li><li><a href="https://hbr.org/2017/05/tech-companies-should-speak-up-for-refugees-not-only-high-skilled-immigrants">Tech Companies Should Speak Up for Refugees, Not Only High-Skilled Immigrants</a> </li><li><a href="https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists">If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?</a> </li></ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Fri, 06/16/2017 - 09:02</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/channel/policy" hreflang="en">Policy</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:02:40 +0000 jdupuis 68083 at https://scienceblogs.com Around the Web: A quick list of readings on "predatory" open access journals https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/06/13/around-the-web-a-quick-list-of-readings-on-predatory-open-access-journals <span>Around the Web: A quick list of readings on &quot;predatory&quot; open access journals</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As a kind of quick follow up to my long ago post on <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2015/03/31/some-perspective-on-predatory-open-access-journals/">Some perspective on “predatory” open access journals</a> (presentation version, more or less, <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2015/11/11/presentation-predatory-open-access-journals-myths-and-realities/">here</a> and very short video version here) and in partial response to the recent <a href="http://www.biochemia-medica.com/2017/2/273">What I learned from predatory publishers</a>, I thought I would gather a bunch of worthwhile items here today. </p> <p>Want to prepare yourself to counter panic around predatory open access journals? Here's some great places to start.</p> <ul><li><a href="https://awayofhappening.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/how-to-talk-about-predatory-publishing-reclaiming-the-narrative/">How to talk about “Predatory” Publishing: Reclaiming the Narrative</a> </li><li><a href="http://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/9277/10342">Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers</a> </li><li><a href="https://cameronneylon.net/blog/blacklists-are-technically-infeasible-practically-unreliable-and-unethical-period/">Blacklists are technically infeasible, practically unreliable and unethical. Period.</a> </li><li><a href="https://gavialib.com/2017/02/who-knows-whose-journals/">Who knows whose journals?</a> </li><li><a href="https://gavialib.com/2017/01/roughing-out-a-new-system-for-identifying-useless-journals/">Roughing out a new system for identifying useless journals</a> </li><li><a href="https://citesandinsights.info/civ17i3.pdf">The Art of the Beall</a> </li><li><a href="https://citesandinsights.info/civ14i7.pdf">Journals, “Journals” and Wannabes: Investigating The List</a> </li><li><a href="https://walt.lishost.org/2016/01/trust-me-the-other-problem-with-87-of-bealls-lists/">“Trust Me”: The Other Problem with 87% of Beall’s Lists</a> </li><li><a href="https://walt.lishost.org/2017/04/the-problems-with-shenbjorks-420000/">The Problems with Shen/Björk’s “420,000”</a> </li><li><a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2931624">The Rewards of Predatory Publications at a Small Business School</a> </li><li><a href="http://retractionwatch.com/2017/05/09/faculty-publish-predatory-journals-school-become-complicit/">When most faculty publish in predatory journals, does the school become “complicit?”</a> </li><li><a href="http://bjoern.brembs.net/2016/01/even-without-retractions-top-journals-publish-the-least-reliable-science/">Even Without Retractions, ‘Top’ Journals Publish The Least Reliable Science</a> </li><li><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0127502">The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/111/26/9425.abstract">Evaluating big deal journal bundles</a> </li><li><a href="https://gowers.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/elsevier-journals-some-facts/">Elsevier journals — some facts</a> </li><li><a href="https://cameronneylon.net/blog/researcher-as-victim-researcher-as-predator/">Researcher as victim. Researcher as predator.</a> </li><li><a href="http://insights.uksg.org/articles/10.1629/uksg.325/">The predatory publishing phenomenon: dead end or just an inconvenience on the road to a new scholarly publishing landscape?</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.digital-science.com/blog/perspectives/predatory-publishing-isnt-the-problem-its-a-symptom-of-information-inequality/">Predatory Publishing Isn’t The Problem, It’s a Symptom of Information Inequality</a> </li><li><a href="http://neurodojo.blogspot.ca/2015/04/how-much-harm-is-done-by-predatory.html">How much harm is done by predatory journals?</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/new-predatory-publishing-old-bottles">New Predatory Publishing in Old Bottles</a> </li><li><a href="https://f1000research.com/articles/5-632/v3">The academic, economic and societal impacts of Open Access: an evidence-based review</a> </li><li><a href="http://fossilsandshit.com/why-we-dont-need-journal-blacklists/">Why we don’t need journal blacklists</a> </li></ul><p>I'm sure I've missed a bunch of important articles. Please let me know in the comments!</p> <p><strong>2017.06.14 Update:</strong> Added <a href="http://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/9277/10342">Beyond Beall’s List: Better understanding predatory publishers</a> to the list.<br /><strong>2017.06.14 Update #2:</strong> Added two more to the list.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:25</span> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:25:57 +0000 jdupuis 68082 at https://scienceblogs.com The Donald Trump War on Science: Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and other recent stories https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/05/31/the-donald-trump-war-on-science-pulling-out-of-the-paris-climate-agreement-and-other-recent-stories <span>The Donald Trump War on Science: Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement and other recent stories</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>For people who are wondering why I'm not doing more of my <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/category/trump-war-on-science/">patented chronologies or collections</a> of <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/05/20/the-canadian-war-on-science-a-long-unexaggerated-devastating-chronological-indictment/">posts</a>, the answer is pretty simple. There's so damn much going on it's hard for me to find the time and mental energy to bring it all together. I'm currently working on posts covering the Trump budget proposal as well as the story about the various issue with the Environmental Protection Agency. I'm not sure when I'll get to complete those, but in both cases the story is on-going. I'm also hoping to do an update on the March for Science post.</p> <p>I may also compile the story around Paris Agreement and climate change.</p> <p>In the meantime, here's some of the reporting from the last week or so, quick and dirty. I'll try and do these quicker posts more frequently. I'm saving the links anyway to include in the larger posts, so collecting on the blog shouldn't be too hard to get to.</p> <ul><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335695-trump-to-pull-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal">Trump to pull US out of Paris climate deal: reports</a> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/news/335773-de-blasio-nyc-will-uphold-paris-climate-agreement-if-trump-doesnt#.WS8ZzlP543l.facebook">New York mayor: City will uphold Paris climate agreement if Trump doesn't</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/5/31/15719870/trump-climate-science-advisers-paris">Trump is deciding on the Paris climate agreement with virtually no science advisers on staff</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-trump-idUSKBN18R1J4">Trump pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal: source</a> </li><li><a href="http://mashable.com/2017/05/30/trump-paris-climate-agreement-un-chief/?utm_content=bufferccb62&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=facebook.com&amp;utm_campaign=buffer#O99Ro4RgHSq3">U.N. chief: America faces a 'gray future' if it abandons climate action</a> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335665-trump-meets-with-epa-chief-on-paris-climate-pact">President meets with EPA chief on Paris climate pact</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-31/musk-leads-ceos-full-court-press-on-paris-as-trump-weighs-exit">Musk Joins CEOs Calling for U.S. to Stay in Paris Climate Deal</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/31/elon-musk-threatens-to-leave-white-house-councils-if-trump-drops-paris-accord.html">Elon Musk threatens to leave White House advisory councils if Trump drops Paris accord</a> </li><li><a href="http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335530-hoyer-trumps-refusal-to-back-climate-deal-a-striking-abdication-of">Top Dem: Trump’s refusal to back climate deal a ‘striking abdication of American leadership’</a> </li><li><a href="https://thinkprogress.org/first-paris-then-putin-b665fbc1ce31">Trump will reportedly exit Paris climate deal, making us a rogue nation</a> </li><li><a href="http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/30/climate-action-is-unstoppable-un-chief-warns-trump-against-withdrawing-from-the-paris-accord/">‘Climate Action Is Unstoppable’: UN Chief Warns Trump Against Withdrawing From The Paris Accord</a> </li><li><a href="https://news.vice.com/story/the-3-ways-trump-can-withdraw-from-the-paris-climate-deal">3 ways trump can rip up the paris climate deal</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40054265">Paris Agreement: Trump's behind-the-scenes battle</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/big-business-urges-trump-stick-paris-climate-accord-n766641">Big Business Urges Trump to Stick With Paris Climate Accord</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-paris-climate-deal-agreement-poll-support-popularity-americans-states-a7765626.html">Majority of Americans in every US state supports Paris climate deal Trump is poised to withdraw from</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.usnews.com/news/news/articles/2017-05-30/un-chief-urges-action-on-climate-change-as-trump-debates">UN Chief Urges Action on Climate Change as Trump Debates</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/30/donald-trumps-potential-science-adviser-believes-co2-good-us/">Donald Trump's potential science adviser believes CO2 is 'good' and US should withdraw from Paris climate deal</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tim-walberg-climate-change_us_592edc73e4b0540ffc837acf">GOP Congressman: God Will ‘Take Care Of’ Climate Change If It Exists</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/23/15682188/trump-science-budget-nih-cdc-nsf-epa-doe-energy-research-funding-cuts">Here's Trump's plan to destroy the US science budget</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-administration-anti-science-seeks-to-slash-epa-science-office">Trump Administration Says It Isn’t Anti-Science As It Seeks to Slash EPA Science Office</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.wired.com/2017/05/trumps-budget-forgets-science-insurance-america/">Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/trump-proposed-budget-science-research-funding">Trump’s proposed 2018 budget takes an ax to science research funding</a> </li><li> </li><li><a href="http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.9/meet-jane-a-climate-scientist-who-fled-trumps-government">Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/trumps-epa-industry-voice-shaping-scienc/#.WSpRFIT_Ubg.twitter">In Trump’s EPA, industry has more voice in shaping science</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-resists-plan-to-link-climate-change-ocean-health-un-co-chair/ar-BBBGd5B">U.S. resists plan to link climate change, ocean health: U.N. co-chair</a> </li><li><a href="https://theintercept.com/2017/05/24/donald-trumps-pick-for-epa-enforcement-office-was-a-lobbyist-for-superfund-polluters/">Donald Trump’s pick for EPA enforcement office was a lobbyist for superfund polluters</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/29/politics/trump-epa-cuts-infighting-climate-change/">Trump's EPA: Cuts, infighting and no talk of climate change</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170523/trump-budget-calls-for-shutdown-of-peoria-ag-lab">Trump budget calls for shutdown of Peoria Ag Lab</a> </li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/30/paris-climate-deal-un-us-donald-trump">Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten US security, UN chief warns</a> </li><li><a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/house-science-panel-jumps-overhead-bandwagon">House science panel joins Trump in questioning research overhead payments</a> </li><li><ahref>In the Midst of Global Turmoil, Russia’s Science Community Reboots </ahref></li></ul><p>If I've missed anything significant from the last week or so, please let me know in the comments or at jdupuis at yorku dot ca.<br /> === </p> <p>Here's a list of my previous blog posts concerning the Trump War on Science:</p> <ul><li>2016.11.11. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2016/11/11/documenting-the-donald-trump-war-on-science-pre-inauguration-edition/">Documenting the Donald Trump War on Science: Pre-Inauguration Edition</a> </li><li>2016.11.17. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2016/11/17/presentation-the-conservative-war-on-science-whats-a-librarian-to-do/">Presentation: The Conservative War on Science: What’s a Librarian to Do?</a> </li><li>2017.01.06. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/06/friday-freak-out-dystopian-reading-for-a-nervous-new-year/">Friday Freak Out: Dystopian reading for a nervous new year</a> </li><li>2017.01.13. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/13/friday-fun-trump-to-require-all-science-article-peer-review-reports-to-end-with-the-word-sad/">Friday Fun: Trump To Require All Science Article Peer Review Reports to End with the Word “Sad!”</a> </li><li>2017.01.21. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/21/around-the-web-saving-government-data-from-the-trumpocalypse/">Around the Web: Saving Government Data from the Trumpocalypse</a> </li><li>2017.01.25. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/25/the-trump-war-on-science-what-can-the-us-learn-from-canadas-experience/">The Trump War on Science: What Can the US Learn From Canada’s Experience?</a> </li><li>2017.01.27. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/27/friday-fun-national-park-service-temporarily-ordered-to-stop-tweeting-reactions-from-wildlife/">Friday Fun: National Park Service Temporarily Ordered To Stop Tweeting: Reactions From Wildlife</a> </li><li>2017.01.27. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/27/the-donald-trump-war-on-science-scholarly-and-professional-society-statements-in-support-of-open-science-communications/">The Donald Trump War on Science: Scholarly and Professional Society Statements in Support of Open Science Communications</a> </li><li>2017.01.30. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/30/the-donald-trump-war-on-science-week-1-how-bad-could-it-be/">The Donald Trump War on Science: Week 1: How bad could it be?</a> </li><li>2017.02.05. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/02/05/more-on-what-us-scientists-can-learn-from-the-canadian-war-on-science/">More on what US scientists can learn from the Canadian War on Science</a> </li><li>2017.02.13. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/02/13/the-trump-war-on-science-is-the-march-for-science-too-political-or-not-political-enough/">The Trump War on Science: Is the March for Science too political or not political enough?</a> </li><li>2017.02.22. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/02/22/documenting-the-trump-war-on-science-the-muslim-and-refugee-ban-is-a-terrible-idea/">Documenting the Trump War on Science: The Muslim and refugee ban is a terrible idea</a> </li><li>2017.03.24. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/03/24/friday-fun-we-all-believe-in-science-at-some-point-or-did-we/">Friday Fun: We all believed in science at some point...or did we?</a> </li><li>2017.04.01. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/04/01/my-new-job-ceo-of-the-united-states-national-parks-service-library-system/">My new job: CEO of the United States National Parks Service Library System</a> </li><li>2017.04.24. <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/04/24/my-remarks-at-the-toronto-march-for-science/">My remarks at the Toronto March for Science</a> </li></ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:53</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/channel/policy" hreflang="en">Policy</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 31 May 2017 13:53:35 +0000 jdupuis 68081 at https://scienceblogs.com Job posting: Physical Sciences Librarian and Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University, Toronto https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/05/02/job-posting-physical-sciences-librarian-and-head-of-steacie-science-and-engineering-library-york-university-toronto <span>Job posting: Physical Sciences Librarian and Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University, Toronto</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Come work with me! Be my department head!</p> <p>Here's the <a href="http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=1685">full posting</a>:</p> <blockquote><p> <strong>Position Rank:</strong> Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate/Senior Librarian<br /><strong>Discipline/Field:</strong> Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library<br /><strong>Home Faculty:</strong> Libraries<br /><strong>Home Department/Area/Division:</strong> Steacie Science and Engineering Library<br /><strong>Affiliation/Union:</strong> YUFA<br /><strong>Position Start Date:</strong> October 1, 2017</p> <p>Physical Sciences Librarian and Head of Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University Libraries, York University </p> <p>York University Libraries seeks an innovative and visionary leader who will inspire the librarians and staff of the Steacie Science and Engineering Library to match the ambition of York's growing Science, Engineering and Health faculties. </p> <p>The Steacie Science and Engineering Library has 4.5 full-time librarians and 5.5 full-time support staff and is one of seven libraries in four buildings within the York University Libraries system. It attracts half a million visitors a year and provides specialized resources, research support and information literacy sessions to York's science, engineering and health programs. Steacie Library takes pride in its extensive information literacy program and successful community outreach events such as its Hackfest, the Ada Lovelace Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Open Access Week and Science Literacy Week. </p> <p>This is a continuing appointment with an expected designation of Assistant, Associate or Senior Librarian, depending on qualifications. York offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and an exceptional benefits package. </p> <p>The appointment as head of the Steacie Science and Engineering Library is a five-year term (with possibility of renewal), providing leadership and direction for the department, working collegially with librarians and consultatively with department staff. </p> <p>Responsibilities include oversight of daily library operations, dealing with staffing levels, mentoring and enabling goal-setting, promoting leadership at different levels, fostering implementation of best practices, and regularly reviewing department structures and procedures to ensure excellence and quality user experience. The department head represents Steacie Library as an advocate of the Libraries; serves as a point of contact for the science and engineering community on campus and externally; and builds partnerships with faculty, university administration and other campus units. </p> <p>York University Libraries released a new five year strategic plan in 2016 and is currently engaging in a restructuring process. The department head will embrace and implement the plan and lead an ambitious agenda to position Steacie Library as an innovation hub to support the growing Science, Engineering and Health faculties. The candidate will also lead Steacie Library and its staff through this period of change by aligning departmental goals and institutional vision in support of the Libraries' strategic priorities, and by representing the departmental perspective system-wide. </p> <p>The successful candidate will act as liaison with the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and Science and Technology Studies (STS), and the Division of Natural Science, and will build relationships with students, researchers and instructors in these undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate will support teaching, learning and research; provide information literacy instruction; work with colleagues to provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services, resources and collections; and foster an understanding of the research culture, data needs and publication trends of science and technology researchers. The candidate will also participate in project and committee work for the Libraries and the university, and in external cooperative and professional activities. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. </p> <p>The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: </p> <ul><li>an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with graduation year of 2007 or later; </li><li>academic background in the physical sciences or equivalent library professional or work experience in these subject areas; </li><li>demonstration of a progression of leadership responsibilities and evidence of building effective working relationships with institutional colleagues; </li><li>demonstrated understanding of information literacy and research competencies in science and STS; </li><li>demonstrated understanding of the research culture of science and technology, including scholarly communication, publishing trends and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers in the physical sciences; </li><li>demonstrated expertise with relevant information sources in science and technology, particularly for chemistry, physics and astronomy, including chemical structure searching; </li><li>understanding of the changing role of academic libraries in higher education and an ability to envision innovative and creative methods of integrating and employing digital technologies; </li><li>established record of research, publication and professional development; </li><li>strong public service philosophy and evidence of professional initiative and leadership; </li><li>strong written and oral communication skills; </li><li>ability to work collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and patrons; and </li><li>ability to handle multiple responsibilities and manage priorities. </li></ul><p>The position is available from 1 October 2017. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. </p> <p>Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit (<a href="http://www.yufa.ca/">http://www.yufa.ca/</a>).</p> <p>York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at <a href="http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs">www.yorku.ca/acadjobs</a> or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. </p> <p>People with disabilities and Aboriginal people are priorities in the York University Libraries Affirmative Action plan and are especially encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to those who have followed non-traditional career paths or had career interruptions.</p> <p>The deadline for complete applications is 2 June 2017. Three letters of reference will be requested by 26 June and required by 17 July for candidates who may be interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled in the last two weeks of August. </p> <p>A letter of application with a current curriculum vitae should be sent to: </p> <p>Chair, Steacie Librarian Search Committee<br /> York University Libraries<br /> 516 Scott Library<br /> 4700 Keele St.<br /> Toronto, ON<br /> M3J 1P3<br /> Fax: (416) 736-5451<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:yulapps@yorku.ca">yulapps@yorku.ca</a></p> <p><strong>Posting End Date:</strong> June 2, 2017</p></blockquote> <p>I'm on the search committee for this posting, so I can really only answer the most basic questions. If anyone would like to speak to someone internally about the York environment, etc., please let me know and I can pass you along to someone. My email is jdupuis at yorku dot ca.</p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Tue, 05/02/2017 - 05:18</span> Tue, 02 May 2017 09:18:54 +0000 jdupuis 68080 at https://scienceblogs.com Friday Fun: Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/04/28/friday-fun-chasing-trane-the-john-coltrane-documentary <span>Friday Fun: Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Like with <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/01/16/music-mondays-la-la-land-saves-jazz-or-not-or-maybe-jazz-saves-la-la-land/">La La Land a few months back</a>, here we have a jazz-themed documentary that I haven't seen yet but have read an awful lot about.</p> <p>Unlike La La Land, I actually intend to see <a href="http://www.coltranefilm.com/">Chasing Trane</a> and actually have tickets to see an upcoming showing at a Toronto theatre.</p> <p>The reviews seem fantastic, with more or less unanimous opinion that the film does justice to Coltrane both as a person and as a musician.</p> <p>Some of what I've been reading...</p> <ul><li><a href="http://downbeat.com/news/detail/qa-with-chasing-trane-filmmaker-john-scheinfeld">Q&amp;A with “Chasing Trane” Filmmaker John Scheinfeld</a> / Down Beat </li><li><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-mini-chasing-trane-review-20170420-story.html">'Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary' serves the jazz legend well</a> by Noel Murray / LA Times </li><li><a href="http://frontrowfeatures.com/features/exclusive-filmmaker-john-scheinfeld-explores-life-john-coltrane-19537.html">Filmmaker John Scheinfeld Explores the Life of John Coltrane</a> by Angela Dawson / Front Row Features </li><li><a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/chasing-trane-review-john-coltrane-1202029841/">‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’</a> by Owen Gleiberman / Variety </li><li><a href="http://www.filmjournal.com/features/jazz-legend-john-scheinfelds-chasing-trane-examines-life-saxophonist-john-coltrane">Jazz Legend: John Scheinfeld's 'Chasing Trane' examines the life of saxophonist John Coltrane</a> by Daniel Eagan </li><li><a href="http://www.thefader.com/2017/04/25/john-coltrane-chasing-trane-film-essay">What Haunted John Coltrane</a> by Jason Parham </li><li><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-doors-john-densmore-talk-spiritual-john-coltrane-gig-w475893">See Doors' John Densmore Recall 'Spiritual but Cathartic' John Coltrane Gig</a> by Hank Shteamer </li><li><a href="http://jazzcollector.com/features/an-interview-with-john-scheinfeld-writer-and-director-of-chasing-trane-the-john-coltrane-documentary-opening-this-week-in-nyc/">An interview with John Scheinfeld, writer and director of Chasing Trane, the new John Coltrane Documentary</a> / The Jazz Collector </li><li><a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/film/doc-nyc-closes-with-death-heaven-and-john-coltrane-9351414">DOC NYC Closes with Death, Heaven, and John Coltrane</a> by Michael J. Agovino / Village Voice </li><li><a href="http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-chasing-trane-john-coltrane-documentary">Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary</a> by Todd McCarthy / Film Journal </li><li><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58ec368ee4b0145a227cb7e9">Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary</a> by Dwight Brown / HuffPost </li><li><a href="http://thegrio.com/2017/04/13/john-coltrane-chasing-trane-review/">‘Chasing Trane’ brings an overlooked John Coltrane back to life</a> by Adam Howard </li><li><a href="https://unseenfilms.blogspot.ca/2017/04/chasing-trane-john-coltrane-documentary.html">Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary</a> / Unseen Films </li><li><a href="http://www.vibe.com/2017/04/chasing-coltrane-film/">John Coltrane Comes Back To Life In New ‘Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary’</a> by Shenequa Golding / Vibe </li><li>‘Chasing Trane’ Illuminates the Spirit of John Coltrane by John Kruth / Observer </li><li><a href="http://www.hollywoodsoapbox.com/?p=17144">INTERVIEW: Documentarian John Scheinfeld chases the real John Coltrane</a> by John Soltes / Hollywood Soapbox </li><li><a href="https://www.theyoungfolks.com/film/101650/movie-review-chasing-trane-the-john-coltrane-documentary/">Movie Review: Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary</a> by Kristen Lopez / The Young Folks </li><li><a href="http://www.laweekly.com/film/chasing-trane-review-john-coltrane-documentary-8106473">John Coltrane Documentary Chasing Trane Is a Flub Supreme</a> by Alan Scherstuhl / LA Weekly </li></ul></div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Fri, 04/28/2017 - 00:56</span> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:56:41 +0000 jdupuis 68079 at https://scienceblogs.com My remarks at the Toronto March for Science https://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2017/04/24/my-remarks-at-the-toronto-march-for-science <span>My remarks at the Toronto March for Science</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Many thanks to the organizers of this past weekend's <a href="https://sciencemarchto.ca/">March on Science here in Toronto</a>. They invited me to be part of the amazing roster of speakers for the event. I was honoured to take part and offer some of the lessons I've learned in the course of my various <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/category/canadian-war-on-science/">listing</a> <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/category/trump-war-on-science/">projects</a> over the last number of years, especially the <a href="http://scienceblogs.com/confessions/2013/05/20/the-canadian-war-on-science-a-long-unexaggerated-devastating-chronological-indictment/">epic chronology of the Harper years</a>.</p> <p>There's a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo-AyEed7Qs">nice video summary here</a> and a CTV News report where I'm interviewed <a href="http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.815894">here</a>. A couple of additional media stories are <a href="https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/04/22/torontonians-march-for-science-on-earth-day.html">here</a> and <a href="http://globalnews.ca/news/3397538/hundreds-rally-for-torontos-march-for-science-on-earth-day/">here</a> and <a href="https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/7256622-thousands-march-for-science-in-toronto/">here</a>.</p> <p>My fellow presenters were Master of Ceremonies <a href="https://twitter.com/RupinderBrar">Rupinder Brar</a> and speakers <a href="https://socialsciences.mcmaster.ca/people/martin-hill-dawn">Dawn Martin-Hill</a>, <a href="http://joshmatlow.ca/">Josh Matlow</a>, <a href="http://tanyaofmars.com/">Tanya Harrison</a>, <a href="https://rochmanlab.com/">Chelsea Rochman</a>, <a href="http://yorku.academia.edu/AaditaChaudhury">Aadita Chaudhury</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/EdenHennessey">Eden Hennessey</a> and <a href="http://www.indiancountrynews.com/index.php/news/education-life/14351-my-journey-at-standing-rock-by-cody-looking-horse">Cody Looking Horse</a>.</p> <p>Here's what I had to say:</p> <blockquote><p>Hi, my name is John and I’m a librarian. My librarian superpower is making lists, checking them twice and seeing who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. The nice ones are all of you out here marching for science. And the naughty ones are the ones out there that are attacking science and the environment.</p> <p>Now I’ve been in the list-making business for quite a few years, making an awful lot of lists of how governments have attacked or ignored science. I did a lot of work making lists about the Harper government and their war on science. The nicest thing I’ve ever seen written about my strange little obsession was in The Guardian.</p> <p>Here’s what they said, in an article titled, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2015/oct/21/how-science-helped-to-swing-the-canadian-election">How science helped to swing the Canadian election</a>.</p> <p>“Things got so bad that scientists and their supporters took to the streets. They demonstrated in Ottawa. They formed an organization, Evidence for Democracy, to bring push back on political interference in science. Awareness-raising forums were held at campuses throughout Canada. And the onslaught on science was painstakingly documented, which tends to happen when you go after librarians.”</p> <p>Yeah, watch out. Don’t go after libraries and librarians. The Harper govt learned its lesson. And we learned a lesson too. And that lesson was that keeping track of things, that painstakingly documenting all the apparently disconnected little bits and pieces of policies here, regulations changed there and a budget snipped somewhere else, it all adds up. </p> <p>What before had seemed random and disconnected is suddenly a coherent story. All the dots are connected and everybody can see what’s happened. By telling the whole story, by laying it all out there for everyone to see, it’s suddenly easier for all of us to point to the list and to hold the government of the day accountable. That’s the lesson learned from making lists. </p> <p>Let’s travel back in time to the spring of 2013…..</p> <p>And as an aside, when I say government of the day, I do mean “of the day.” Back when I started my listing project, I was under no illusion that the previous Chretien/Martin regime was perfect when it came to science. They had their share of budget cuts and muzzling and all the rest.</p> <p>But back in 2013 what I saw the government doing wasn’t the run of the mill anti-science that we’d seen before. Prime Minister Harper’s long standing stated desire to make Canada a global energy superpower revealed the underlying motivation but it was the endless litany of program cuts, census cancellation, science library closures, regulatory changes and muzzling of government scientists that made up the action plan. But was it really a concerted action plan or was it a disconnected series of small changes that were really no big deal or just a little different from normal?</p> <p>That’s where making lists comes in handy. If you’re keeping track, then, yeah, you see the plan. You see the mission, you see the goals, you see the strategy, you see the tactics. You see that the government was trying to be sneaky and stealthy and incremental and “normal” but that there was a revolution in the making. An anti-science revolution.</p> <p>Fast forward to now, April 2017, and what do we see? The same game plan repeated, the same anti-science revolution under way. Only this time not so stealthy. Instead of a steady drip, it’s a fire hose. Message control at the National Parks Service, climate change denial, slashing budgets and shutting down programs at the EPA and other vital agencies. Incompetent agency directors that don’t understand the mission of their agencies or who even want to destroy them completely.</p> <p>Once again, we are called to document, document, document. Tell the stories, mobilize science supporters and hold the governments accountable at the ballot box. Hey, like the Guardian said, if we did it in Canada, maybe that game plan can be repeated too.</p> <p>I invited my three government reps here to the march today, Rob Oliphant, Josh Matlow and Eric Hoskins and I invited them to march with me so we could talk about how evidence should inform public policy. Josh, of course, is up here on the podium with me. As for Rob Oliphant from the Federal Liberals and Eric Hoskins from the Ontario Liberals, well, let’s just say they never answered my tweets. </p> <p>Keep track, tell the story, hold all of them from every party accountable. The lesson we learned here in Canada was that science can be a decisive issue. Real facts can mobilise people to vote against alternative facts.</p> <p>Thank you.</p></blockquote> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/author/jdupuis">jdupuis</a></span> <span>Sun, 04/23/2017 - 18:31</span> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:31:13 +0000 jdupuis 68078 at https://scienceblogs.com