US scientist to file whistleblower complaint after agency halts his climate work

Channel NewsAsia | Aug 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM
  • A climate scientist for the Trump administration’s health protection agency who was ordered to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint this week with the US Office of Special Counsel, his lawyers said on Wednesday (Aug 14).
  • George Luber, who ran the climate and health programme at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an expert on the health impacts of climate change including risks to hospitals and public health infrastructure and of diseases borne by mosquitoes and ticks as they increasingly move into northern regions as temperatures rise.
  • Ken Archer, a deputy of the climate office, was moved into unrelated work.