CDC Cancels ‘Phony’ Climate Change Conference

CDC cancels climate change conference

The CDC has cancelled a conference on climate change scheduled for March, over claims by the Trump administration that there is no proof man-made global warming exists. 

The health agency has refused to give the exact reasons for the cancellation, but according to a co-sponsor, the Centers for Disease and Prevention are concerned that the Trump administration’s clear belief that man-made global warming “is a crock” was enough for them to cancel the event.

Nbcnews.com reports:

The incoming administration did not ask or order that the meeting be canceled, said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.

“They had no idea whether the new administration would be supportive,” said Benjamin, whose group was a co-sponsor of the event with the CDC.

Rather, the decision was “a strategic retreat,” intended to head off a possible last minute cancellation or other repercussions from Trump officials who may prove hostile to spending money on climate change science, Benjamin said Monday.

“They decided the better part of valor was to stop and regroup” until it could be discussed with Trump’s new health leadership, Benjamin said. A new CDC director has not been named.

Benjamin called the decision understandable but worrisome. He was echoed by Kristie Ebi, a professor of global health at the University of Washington in Seattle, who was invited to speak at the conference.

“In the long run, climate change is affecting the health of Americans,” she said. “At some point, I hope they will go forward with the conference.”

A CDC official confirmed the agency’s decision last month to cancel the Climate and Health Summit scheduled for Feb. 14-17 but offered no explanation when asked. In a statement to those registered, the CDC said the summit may take place later in the year.

Public health experts say climate change is a human-made problem that contributes to a range of health issues and illnesses, including heat stroke and diseases spread by tropical insects. The CDC has a $10 million program on climate and health, and published guidelines to help local health officials deal with human vulnerability to climate change.

In 2012, Trump tweeted that the concept of global warming was created by the Chinese to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. He later said he was joking, but during the presidential campaign referred to global warming as “a hoax.”

Before he took office, Trump met with former Vice President Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, both prominent climate activists. Trump picked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. During his confirmation hearing, Pruitt backed away from his own past statements and said climate change is real.

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    Fck’r wants a Global Warming Carbon Credit tax scam to get rich like the Clinton’s they are criminal parasites on the backs of people who have to work for a living.

    • Sam Nelson

      The carbon tax is to pay for depopulation chem-trail dispersion. Rothschild and the Us (black budget) government drug dealer’s are tired of footing the bill, cutting into their rainy day fund. That reality known, the weather is changing and we should try to prepare for the changes coming. It is going to be hotter in the summer and maybe colder in the winter until Earth (the planets) and the Sun dance to another tune. Personally, I have been prone to think we are in a time of two Suns, one you can see and one you cannot see. Hope not though.

  • частный

    You all do know this entire website is a fake news site, right (#5 at the link below)?
    So the credibility of these stories is quite lacking.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/dont-get-fooled-by-these-fake-news-sites/5/

    Geesh…Can people be this gullible?

    • Jeremy Peace

      And you believe MSM CBS? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

  • Wayne

    so cbs news tells you what is fake news? , YOU are gullible. Guess you are a psychotic brainless liberal

    • частный

      Typical response to be expected 🙂

  • Trade Martin

    Climate Change is a completely NATURAL OCCURRENCE and mankind has absolutely no control or effect on the Earth’s oceans, volcanoes, wind, sunlight, quakes, tsunamis, atmosphere, axis, North & South Poles, etc., etc….!!!

  • freeman

    bunch of trash is all they are.

  • mooney7

    If CDC was legitimately concerned about the health of Americans, they’d demand Donny ground all those military planes with the vapor trails that don’t vaporize.