NewEnergyNews: Numbers Show The White House War On Science

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    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Numbers Show The White House War On Science

    Study: White House abandoning science advice at unprecedented levels

    Miranda Green, January 18, 2018 (The Hill)

    “…[New numbers provide a stark portrayal of how the federal government's relationship with scientists has deteriorated since President Donald Trump took office…[T]he administration's skeptical view of science advisers is represented by diminished staffing at the White House and across various government agencies [according to Abandoning Science Advice One Year in, the Trump Administration Is Sidelining Science Advisory Committees from the Union of Concerned Scientists]…President Trump is the first president in four decades to not appoint a presidential science adviser, the report said. Less than a third of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is full, with only 38 of 130 total positions filled…[Only 20 of 77 positions have been filled] at the National Academies of Science…[A]t the same point in their respective administrations, President Obama had 62 roles filled and President George W. Bush had filled 51…The total number of science advisory committee meetings in 2017 also decreased 20 percent from 2016…” click here for more

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