Climate change information has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency's website. This has removed some of the best educational resources about climate change available to the public. What can you do?
1. Call the national EPA administrator's office at 202-564-4700.
2. On Twitter, contact the EPA administrator and voice your concerns @EPAScottPruitt.
3. Call the New England regional EPA office at 617-918-1010.
4. Call your representatives. Tell them you support scientifically accurate information and educational tools on governmental agency websites and that you want the EPA to restore its climate change information.
Let your representatives know that you want them to stand up for science. Already, our voices are being heard as bi-partisan congressional action rejected calls to defund the NIH and other important programs. But this only saves science funding for certain programs and only through 2017. We need you to tell your elected officials that you want them to continue to fund and support science and scientific agencies. You can use this handy letter writing tool from Academics for the Future of Science that will find your representatives and send your letter - it only takes two minutes to stand up for science today!
Let your voice be heard by writing a guest blog post! We will be starting a March for Science blog and we want YOUR stories. We encourage scientists, activists, non-profit organizers, policy-makers, students, parents, workers, immigrants, and anyone else who cares about science and wants to write something related to our work. If you are interested, check out our submission form for more information and general categories: https://goo.gl/forms/AUrlb9p6CC8bxwST2
Blog posts will be shared on our social media and hopefully yours as well. Let's tell our leaders, communities, and the world that science matters and we want to stand up for and improve science.
Get involved in pushing for science-based climate policy like a price on carbon, more renewable energy, or an end to new fossil fuel construction. You can call your representatives but you can also donate, volunteer, and learn how to impact policy-making through organizations like 350 Mass. Learn more here: http://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/get_involved
The ACHA bill would slash almost $1 billion in funding for the the Prevention and Public Health Fund which accounts for 12% of the CDC budget. This fund includes vaccination programs and education, monitoring lead in drinking water, suicide prevention, promoting breastfeeding in hospitals, watch for infectious diseases to prevent outbreaks before they happen, and monitoring hospital associated infections. The Senate has said they want to revamp the bill - call your senators and tell them you want them to continue funding vital health programs such as the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Also encourage them to work with doctors, hospitals, and medical associations to develop a plan that is informed by experts and the science on these issues.