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Trump's war on science: how the US is putting politics above evidence.by Emily Holden

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'Experts say the administration is blatantly dismantling proven programs, and the consequences could be dire. Political appointees who try to impose their political agenda in a way that is contrary to scientific evidence is not a new thing, but it has reached an entirely new level in the Trump administration which is not using science, but using ideology, and those are very different!” “It’s as egregious as I’ve ever seen it, starting from the very top with the president just denying the existence of science, manipulating the system on behalf of special interests,” said  former surgeon general Richard Carmona, who testified to Congress that the George W Bush administration pushed him to weaken or suppress public health findings. Trump’s high-profile denial of manmade climate change has occasionally overshadowed the many other ways his agencies are contradicting established research.'

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