Don’t Give Nation’s Top Science Job to Climate Change Denier

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: Retract Sam Clovis’s nomination to be the USDA’s Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) chief scientist is a position normally reserved for the nation’s top scientific minds. President Donald Trump wants to give the job to former radio host Sam Clovis, a close partisan ally who has called progressives “race traitors,” according to CNN. A divisive figure, Clovis has no scientific credentials, let alone any formal science education beyond the high school classroom. He opposes the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, and has likened former president Barack Obama to a “communist” and a “dictator.” According to The Guardian, in August 2011 he peddled a conspiracy theory that progressives are plotting to “essentially eliminate people of color from the American landscape.”

If you don’t believe this man represents the best scientific mind in the country, then sign this petition demanding Trump rescind his nomination.


Dear President Trump,

You want to appoint a man with no notable scientific education to what is arguably the country’s highest scientific position. Your nominee for the USDA’s Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics is former radio host Sam Clovis. Clovis doesn’t believe in climate change, but he does think Obama “has designs on being a dictator,” but was “given a pass because he is Black.” He calls progressives “race traitors” who want to “essentially eliminate people of color from the American landscape.”

These aren’t the words of a respected scientist, but of a divisive ideologue. We don’t need another far-right conspiracy theorist in a top government position. Clovis would be better off working at InfoWars than the USDA, and we demand you rescind his nomination immediately.


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  1. Climate Change if REAL! We should have an individual who is a Scienetist in this position. Then of course, you don’t beleive in Global Warming -look around you, it is happening everywhere NOW!

  2. Mr trump sta mettendo ai vertici la feccia della societa’ I hope that now, everyone who voted for him, will be able to recognize the huge danger this person represents for his nation(the usa) and for the entire world. God bless humanity..

  3. michelle taylor says:

    Sam Clovis and Donald Trump are uneducated,wanker POS arseholes. Anyone who does not realize that Climate Change is a reality is a moronic fool.

  4. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    global warming is real right? so stop climate propaganda!

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