25 May '15, 6pm

The CIA shuts down program that gives scientists access to vital climate change data

The program was originally launched by George. H.W. Bush’s presidency and then shut down by George W. Bush’s administration. The Obama administration re-launched the program in 2010, hoping to provide security clearances to about 60 climate scientists. Those scientists were able to access classified information that could prove useful for researching climate change and tracking environmental changes that could have national security implications. Francesco Femia, co-director of the Center for Climate and Security, said we will now have a “blind spot that prevents us from adequately protecting the United States.”

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