Scientists 'Self-Censor" Climate Change Language to Protect Funding
November 29, 2017
PJ Media - It's no secret that Donald Trump is less than friendly toward climate change
scientists and their conclusions. As a result, research labs and institutions that
specialize in studying climate change are feeling the budget pinch. In order to protect
their funding, climate change scientists used to unfettered access to the government
teat under the Obama administration are adopting new tactics. One such tactic is watching
the words they use in grant requests.
Speaking to NPR, director of Texas Tech's Climate Science Center Katharine Hayhoe
confessed, "We tend to be quite averse to notoriety and conflict, so I absolutely
have seen self-censorship among my colleagues. [They'll say] 'Well, maybe I shouldn't
say it that way, because whatever funding organizations or politician or agency won't
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