What happened next should be a lesson to us all.
Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has removed scientists from the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors to be replaced by people who are opposed to regulation. President Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma with no science or space background as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator. He has also named Sam Clovis as the Agriculture Department's chief scientist. Clovis, former talk-radio host and blogger has labeled climate research "junk science."