How Trump’s Rejection of Science Could Weaken the U.S.

How Trump’s Rejection of Science Could Weaken the U.S.
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse questions EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his confirmation hearing, Washington D.C., Jan. 18, 2017 (AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the major takeaways and implications of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. For the Report, James Dyke talks with Peter Dörrie about the dangers posed by the Trump administration’s consistent bucking of scientific consensus.

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