NASA Pressured to Remove Climate Change Information from Website

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NASA Pressured to Remove Climate Change Information from Website

In February 2019, a member of the Trump administration’s National Security Council, William Happer,¬†emailed the deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), James Morhard, to complain about the inclusion of climate change information on its website. Mr. Happer relayed a message from an unidentified individual, who expressed concern “that many children are being indoctrinated” by what he/she described as “bad science,” characterizing anthropogenic climate change as a global threat.¬†NASA did not remove the information from its website. A spokesperson subsequently told reporters that NASA “provide[s] data that informs policymakers around the world. Our science information continues to be published publicly as it always has.”

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