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This week, the Trump administration announced plans to create an ad hoc group of scientists to review the conclusion set forth in the National Climate Assessment (released in 2018) that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet. This represents the most aggressive attempt by this administration to undermine scientific consensus around climate change. In the wake of this announcement, we are thrilled to share this piece by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an accomplished climate scientist and one of the authors of the National Climate Assessment. Dr. Hayhoe shares her story surrounding the release of the National Climate Assessment