EPA scrubs its website of climate change facts (again)

Shortly after President Trump took office, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deleted critical climate data from its website. Now, the agency is at it again—and taking it up a notch. Practically all climate change–related pages are missing from the EPA website, including a section on the widely held scientific view that humans are the primary driver of global warming. The agency’s stated rationale for the deletions is to “reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt.” Would-be visitors to the EPA's climate page—which previously included information on why and how the climate is changing—are now redirected to a page that is “being updated.” This is the first time in 20 years that the EPA has removed information on climate science from public view.

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