Boulder climate scientist sues Trump administration over matter of ‘scientific integrity’

Colorado Public Radio: A Boulder climate scientist was catapulted onto the national stage in what she describes as a fight between scientific integrity and political interference.

Maria Caffrey alleges she lost her job with the National Park Service because she refused to eliminate mentions of human-caused climate change from a report. Now, she is suing the Trump administration, and she also testified before Congress last Thursday.

It started with Caffrey’s study on the impact of climate change on coastal National Parks.

“North Carolina, Cape Hatteras, Wright Brothers, all of those. And then I also wanted to flag … some areas that you may not even think of as being terribly vulnerable. But Washington, D.C., for example, could be really vulnerable to a storm surge if that ever made its way up the river,” she said.

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