Trump picks climate change skeptic for EPA science board – as it happened

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/jan/31/trump-news-live-latest-updates-wall-mexico-national-emergency-us-politics-today

Controversial climatologist John Christy, who once said scientists believed Earth was flat, to join advisory board at environment agency

That’s it for Thursday! Here’s what happened in politics this evening:

Related: Facebook and Twitter removed hundreds of accounts linked to Iran, Russia and Venezuela

A new report outlining the first National Drug Control Strategy was released today, just as new director Jim Carroll was sworn in to his role heading the White House’s National Drug Control Policy.

The department’s priorities center heavily on combatting the opioid epidemic, and reducing drug-related deaths. Along with the report, the agency launched a new multimillion dollar media campaign targeting young adults and teens.

The first four ads of the campaign are all based on true stories illustrating the extreme lengths young adults have gone to get a hold of Oxycodone and Vicodin — from smashing their hand or arm, to wrecking their car or breaking their back”.

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Original Title: Trump picks climate change skeptic for EPA science board – as it happened
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/jan/31/trump-news-live-latest-updates-wall-mexico-national-emergency-us-politics-today