Thursday, December 01, 2016

What You Should Know About Trump’s Cabinet & Climate

U.S. Marines help transport displaced Filipinos in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. (Credit: U.S. Pacific Command/flickr) Click to Enlarge.
As President-elect Donald Trump continues to round out his cabinet and White House staff, his policies and priorities are coming more into focus.

All indications so far point to a bleak future for addressing climate change, or even recognizing it as one of the world’s largest challenges.  A number of his cabinet nominees, political appointees and closest advisors are outright climate deniers while others have funded the denial of climate change or are lukewarm on accepting the science.

At best, climate action will likely take a backseat to other issues.  At worst, there could be an all-out assault on the science, and as important, the funding that makes it possible.

To glean a clearer picture of where Trump’s administration stands and where it may be headed, we’ve created a list of his major cabinet and agency appointees as well as his senior advisors.

Read more at What You Should Know About Trump’s Cabinet & Climate

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