There’s no getting around it: the President of the United States always has the potential for profound effects on scientific research and science-related policy and legislation in this country. And because of global interconnectedness (political as well as ecological), this in turn can have ramifications around the world. Many of us are wondering what the recent U.S. election will mean for scientists, scientific research, and science-based policymaking going forward. There has already been a lot of thoughtful analysis and discussion about this topic over the past couple of weeks; here is a list of just a few pieces to get you started:
- Trump’s Views on Major Science Policy Issues in Chemical & Engineering News, Nov 9, 2016
- The Ultimate Experiment: How Trump Will Handle Science by Sara Reardon, Jeff Tollefson, Alexandra Witze, & Lauren Morello. Nature, Nov 11, 2016.
- Now, More Than Ever, We Must Stand Up for Science by Dan Rather. Scientific American, Nov 14, 2016
- Biomedical Researchers Ponder Future After Trump Election by Richard Harris. NPR, Nov 15, 2016
- Scientists Prepare to Fight for their Funding Under Trump by Eric Niiler. Wired, Nov 15, 2016
- Who Will Advise Trump on Science? by Ed Yong. The Atlantic, Nov 18, 2016