Trump, Return to the Paris Agreement

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health has prepared an open letter to President Donald J. Trump on their web page on January 2 asking him to make a New Year’s resolution to return to the Paris agreement.  UPHE believes it is important to bring attention to the importance of the Paris agreement. It is a greatly needed to move the world forward in addressing climate change. Learn more here.

The White House’s deliberate strategy to eliminate the role of science in policy making is extremely irresponsible. Washington lobbying has always given polluting industries the upper hand, but they are now allowed to profit at our expense and do their “dirty work” in the dark like never before. The New York Times cover it:

“In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years.

“Political appointees have shut down government studies, reduced the influence of scientists over regulatory decisions and in some cases pressured researchers not to speak publicly. The administration has particularly challenged scientific findings related to the environment and public health opposed by industries such as oil drilling and coal mining. It has also impeded research around human-caused climate change.”

Read more here.