Monitoring the Impact of the Trump Presidency on Science
We have heard anecdotal stories about the election of Donald Trump causing immediate disruption to career plans, investments, and roles in new consortia because of uncertainty about his understanding of and commitment to the US science enterprise, whether he will continue to fund certain areas of research, and concern over his history of science denial on climate change, vaccinations, the dangers of asbestos, and other topics.
We are seeking to rapidly gather your concerns and to document any changes you may be experiencing. We need to move from rumors to a set of case studies to help inform what we need to monitor and respond to.
Additionally, the public and media are interested in the potential impact. It is vital for our sector to get strong representation in policy during these turbulent times – and that means public awareness of the challenges we are facing.
Please let us know your concerns and how the election of Donald Trump and his statements about science (at http://sciencedebate.org/20answers and elsewhere) are affecting you, your colleagues, and US science.