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.
Article the Verve (a tech source I am not familiar with): How Trump’s 2019 budget would leave us vulnerable to natural disasters. ‘This admin’s approach to science is ass-backwards.’
The tone is strident, but the details about the science contribution of USGS is worth considering.
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