Role of Science in Policymaking Has Been Diminished in Trump Administration

From the NY Times: In the Trump Administration, Science Is Unwelcome. So Is Advice.”As the president prepares for nuclear talks, he lacks a close adviser with nuclear expertise. It’s one example of a marginalization of science in shaping federal policy.”

An account of the missing science advisors and scientific advisory committees, starting with the missing White House Science Advisor. A frightening concern going into nuclear weapons talks.

Science Panels in Jeopardy

Here are three accounts of the recent problems with scientific panels connected to federal agencies:

Trump Administration Deserts Science Advisory Boards Across Agencies. While top-level science positions remain vacant, scientific advisory panels have been quietly diminished, disbanded or stacked with industry scientists.

Trump Administration is Sidelining Science Boards

Update on Jan.24th: Scientists Sue EPA