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Words ‘climate change’ removed from NIH website removes

Update via the Observer, August 25, 2017 – Energy Department Tells Scientist to Remove ‘Climate Change’ From StudyOn August 24, the Trump administration’s Department of Energy censored a Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science proposal from Dr. Jennifer Bowen, an associate professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She posted a screenshot of the email on Facebook, writing, “This just happened. I’m just going to leave this here for people to ponder.” In the email, Dr. Bowen was told, “I have been asked to contact you to update the wording in your proposal abstract to remove words such as ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change.’ This is being asked as we have to meet the president’s budget language restrictions and don’t want to make any changes without your knowledge or consent…”

Axios: “A unit of the National Institutes of Health removed the title of “climate change” from its links and menus, replacing it with the word “climate,” the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative Website Monitoring Report discovered. Other changes included:

  • The subheadline, “Health Impacts of Climate Change” was removed on a page about climate change and cancer.
  • Links to a fact sheet on “Climate Change and Human Health” were deleted…”
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has altered climate change​ language, updated climate change references, and reduced access to a Web resource​ with information on climate change and human health across several webpages. On the Global Environmental Health pages, the term “climate change” has been changed to “climate” on side menus and page titles. Links to an educational fact sheet about climate change were removed, reducing access to the resources…”

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