Agency: DHS

Silencing Science Tracker

Agency: DHS

2019-02-19 FEMA Science Panel Unofficially Suspended DHS, Federal, White House Personnel Changes Climate, Other

The Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) — a scientific panel charged with advising the Federal Emergency Management Agency — has not met in almost 5 months. During that period, TMAC has lacked a quorum, reportedly because the White House and Department of Homeland Security have delayed issuing security clearances to new members.

2018-07-17 Impacts of Climate Change Downplayed by FEMA DHS, Federal Bias and Misrepresentation, Government Censorship Climate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not discuss climate change in its After Action Report on the 2017 hurricane season. Speaking about the report, FEMA’s Deputy Administrator for Resilience appeared to suggest that climate change is a natural phenomenon, stating “the climate shifts, it changes over time.”

2018-03-15 References “Climate Change” Removed from FEMA Documents DHS, Federal Government Censorship Climate

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a new strategic plan in which all references to “climate change” and “global warming” have been removed.

2017-05-23 DHS’s FY18 Budget Cut by Trump Administration DHS, Federal Budget Cuts Climate, Other

The Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget proposed an 11% cut in funding for DHS programs supporting climate and other environmental research.