The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists is reportedly creating an anonymous hotline for the some 12,000 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employees, so they can report any political meddling by the incoming Trump administration. That’s good news — and I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. Even though I don’t particularly think it will accomplish much, I’ll still take it! We have to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, into saving the planet.
Incidentally, in this now-unfolding Trump era, “concerned scientists” might be redundant. After all, as Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, has put it, “having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”