The title of this post is not mine. It’s NPR’s. It is but one of a huge number of media reports decrying the reckless, thoughtless, catastrophic budget proposed by the Trump administration. This budget proposes cuts that would have far-reaching damaging effects to almost all sectors of our society, except of course to the business sector. Other media reports concerning the Trump budget include:

The Washington Post: “Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention.”

The New York Times: “Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts.”

ABCNews: “Trump’s budget cuts funding for Superfund sites, clean air and water programs.”

The academic community must work together with all concerned Americans who value knowledge, truth (not “alternative truth”), thoughtfulness, health, and concern for humanity and the earth to make its voice heard where it will do the best, namely in Congress. Please contact your representatives and senators and let them know how steadfast you are in opposition to the Trump budget.

The Coalition for Life Sciences has set up an automated system enabling those concerned about the cuts to science funding to express themselves.

Regardless of your field, please do make your voices heard. The consequences of not doing so endanger academia as never before.