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The Trump Administration has made a practice of trying to erase science, notably by downplaying, or ignoring altogether, the impact of climate change.
The latest turn on this strategy is a report in the Washington Post that the Department of Defense revised a January vulnerability assessment by removing references to climate change and findings regarding the risks from sea level rise.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, and nearly two dozen fellow lawmakers have called on the administration to release the unpublished draft of the report and explain the omissions.
In a letter to the Pentagon, Bennet and others write:
These are substantive, not stylistic, changes—and it is not the way we expect DoD to conduct business.…
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Senators challenge revisions to DoD report removing "climate change"