Trump Team Prepares to Purge Government Employees Who Believe in Climate Change
The incoming Trump administration is apparently planning to implement a purge of any Energy Department officials who have worked on issues related to climate change.
According to Bloomberg, the Trump transition team has presented the DOE with a 74-point questionnaire that asks for the names of employees and contractors who worked on the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change.
Politico has a copy of the questionnaire, which seeks to identify anyone who attended United Nations climate change meetings or helped develop the Obama administration’s metrics on the social cost of carbon dioxide. The document also asks for information on research activities and loan programs.
Two Energy Department employees who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the questionnaire and said agency staff were unsettled by the Trump team’s information request.
This is the start of an anti-science purge unlike anything the US has ever seen. This country is in big, big trouble with a Trump administration, and it’s going to affect the entire world.
Here’s the questionnaire, posted online by the New York Times.