A ‘Sense Of Panic’ Over Trump Consumes Climate Science Summit


By: - Climate DepotDecember 13, 2016 2:38 PM

President-elect Donald Trump’s picks to head the energy and environment agencies seem to have caused a “sense of panic” among the thousands of climate researchers attending a science summit in San Francisco.

At least that’s according to meteorologist Anthony Watts, who’s at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) summit to present research.

Watts may be right. Media reports increasingly indicate scientists are worried they will be censored, marginalized or even fired for their position on man-made global warming.

The AGU at the last minute added a session to “talk about Trump,” reports NPR. Peter de Menocal, the dean of science at Columbia University, told NPR that colleagues have expressed “feelings of rage, anger, confusion, fear — they’re all negative emotions” about Trump.