U.S. EPA Removes It’s Climate Change Website on Eve of National Climate March
Today, Saturday, April 29, is the People’s Climate March. It’s also the day we learned that the U.S. EPA removed it’s climate change website. The site provided a comprehensive review of basic climate science, the effects of climate change, and how it is affecting the United States. And it contained information about the agency’s approach to climate change and how people could take personal steps to lower their carbon footprints.
The EPA’s former climate change website now redirects to a page with this message:
We are currently updating our website to reflect EPA’s priorities under the leadership of President Trump and Administrator Pruitt.
These changes came less than 24 hours before thousands of people were set to march in Washington and around the country. The 2017 People’s March is intended to both articulate and demand initiatives to move our nation to a new, clean energy economy as well as protest against Trump administration’s rollbacks of former president Barack Obama’s climate policies.
Record-Setting Temperatures Continue
Meanwhile, as changes to the EPA website are being made that deny climate change, and the agency continues to be slashed, human-caused global warming continues at a dangerous pace.
Last March set record high global temperatures in the absence of an El Niño – a full 1.8º F above normal. This is a sign the underlying global warming trend is stronger than ever. Human-caused global warming continues at a dangerous pace, and only human action to slash carbon pollution can stop it.
The consequences of climate change will be felt by today’s children and the generations that follow. Get out and march today to #resist the climate-denying policies of the Trump Administration. Not sure where to go? Click here to find a march in your area.