AAAS and 15 other science society leaders request climate science meeting with EPA administrator

AAAS CEO Rush Holt and 15 other leaders of science societies are requesting a meeting with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, in response to reports that he is working to develop a “red team/blue team” process that challenges climate science.

The letter sent on Monday to Pruitt reaffirms the scientific consensus on climate change, noting "ongoing research, testing, evaluations, and debates that happen on a regular basis in every scientific discipline. The peer review process itself is a constant means of scientists putting forth research results, getting challenged, and revising them based on evidence. Indeed, science is a multi-dimensional, competitive ‘red team/blue team’ process whereby scientists and scientific teams are constantly challenging one another’s findings for robustness. The current scientific understanding of climate change is based on decades of such work, along with overarching, carefully evaluated assessments within the United States and internationally."

Read the full letter and list of science society leader signatories.