A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change

 

More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda. Joseph Kopser, an aerospace engineer, Army veteran and Austin tech entrepreneur, is spending October on the campaign trail, Texas style. At a barbecue, a block party, even a hayride through Hill Country, he’s making the case for a dramatic change in Texas’ 21st Congressional District and an historic transformation in the U.S. Congress. Kopser is one of more than a dozen scientists running for Congress this November—a record number that reflects a groundswell of political activism in the scientific community triggered by the anti-science agenda of President Donald Trump’s administration, especially on climate change. Our stories. Your inbox. A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change

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