Trump dissolves committee of federal climate advisors

President Trump has dissolved the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, a 15-person group created to assist policymakers, businesses, and local authorities on the long-term risks of climate change. The group also offers advice on the National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report set for release in 2018—an unsettling draft of a key part of which was made public earlier this month. Critics note that getting rid of the advisory committee is yet another example of the White House's current lack of environmental leadership. "It really makes me worried and deeply sad," Richard Moss, a climate scientist who cochairs the committee, told Nature. "It's another thing that is just part of the political football game."

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