Societies request meeting with EPA head in advance of climate change debate


18 scientific societies including ASA, CSSA and SSSA, signed on to a letter to EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, requesting a meeting on the current state of climate science. The letter is in response to Pruitt's call for a climate change debate which would be modeled in part on the “red team/blue team” exercises common in the military to help leaders identify vulnerabilities. The letter restates the current scientific consensus on climate change and reminds Pruitt that scientific research already undergoes a process similar to the "red team/blue team" approach "whereby scientists and scientific teams are constantly challenging one another’s findings for robustness."