Lauren McCauley – Trump Didn’t Even Have to Ask CDC to Cancel Climate Summit

In another signal of the anti-science chill that has descended upon federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly cancelled a long-planned climate summit in anticipation of its unpopularity within the Donald Trump administration.

The February summit—intended to provide a forum for public health officials to discuss the risks that climate change poses to human health—was reportedly called off before Friday’s inauguration, according to emails obtained by E&E News, which broke the story on Monday before the CDC confirmed the cancellation to news outlets.

“Unfortunately, we are unable to hold the Summit in February 2017,” said the emails, which were sent to scheduled speakers beginning on Dec. 22. “We are currently exploring options so that the Summit may take place later in the year.”

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