We speak with scientists about the Trump administration’s attacks on science.
The administration has proposed cutting the National Institutes of Health’s budget by 18 percent, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science by 20 percent, and the Environmental Protection Agency by 43 percent. Over 500 worldwide marches for science are taking place on Earth Day, April 22. There’s also a call for scientists in the US to run for elected office.
Michael Eisen, professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley
Trish Zornio, lead researcher & project coordinator for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Stanford University School of Medicine
Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action
The Atlantic: All the Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Science Funding
The Atlantic: Measuring Trump's Budget Against Past Spending
The Washington Post: New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs
The New York Times: Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research
The Atlantic: Professor Smith Goes to Washington
The Center for American Progress: The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research
The New York Times: Who Wins and Loses in Trump’s Proposed Budget