Will President Trump quash scientific progress in America?

A sober analysis of what programs will likely survive the Trump administration — and what's on the chopping block

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory makes precise, global measurements of carbon dioxide.
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The election of Donald Trump has the global scientific community in panic mode.

"I am simply stunned," Neal Lane, a Democrat who led the National Science Foundation and served as White House science adviser under President Bill Clinton, told Science. "Trump's election does not bode well for science or most anything else of value." Recently, a group of more than 2,000 scientists wrote an open letter imploring the president-elect not to neglect scientific inquiry during his tenure.

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