NPS officials forced to tiptoe around climate change

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Documents obtained by Reveal illustrate how President Trump’s approach to climate change impacts the way that park managers research and plan for future threats to the nation’s historic and natural treasures.

Earlier this year, Reveal exposed an effort by park service managers to remove references to human-induced climate change in a scientific report about sea level rise and storm surge at 118 national parks. The Guardian recently reported on the Trump administration’s efforts to stall funding for climate change research in the Interior Department by subjecting research projects to unprecedented political review by an appointee who has no scientific qualifications.