Climate Scientist Accuses Trump Administration of Demoting Him for Speaking Out on Dangers of Climate Change

A scientist accused the Trump administration of demoting him for speaking out about climate change and said he cannot remain quiet about an administration that “chooses silence over science.”

Joel Clement was the former director of the Interior Department’s Office of Policy Analysis under the Obama administration and advised on Arctic issues. When he was recently reassigned to work in an “accounting office” at the agency’s Office of Natural Resources and Revenue, Clement decided to cry foul in a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday.

In his piece, Clement said he believes the reassignment is retaliation for “speaking out publicly about the dangers that climate change poses to Alaska Native communities.”

via Climate Scientist Accuses Trump Administration of Demoting Him for Speaking Out on Dangers of Climate Change | The Weather Channel

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