Stop the Next ‘Sharpiegate’

Seeking to tighten the rules of scientific integrity, a new Biden administration task force convenes for the first time tomorrow.
 
Its mandate: Investigate political interference back to 2009 in decisions that should have been based on scientific evidence.
 
The move is seen largely as a response to Trump administration efforts to undermine science—but it also highlights flaws in the scientific integrity system set up under President Obama.
 
Prominent example: “Sharpiegate.” In 2019, a White House official edited a National Hurricane Center warning to indicate danger in Alabama, aligning with President Trump’s comments and  contradicting meteorologists.

AP

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