In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research

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May
24


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White House officials last year weighed whether to simply “ignore” climate studies produced by government scientists or to instead develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post…

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