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Trump official said scientists went 'outside their wheelhouse' by writing climate change 'dramatically' shrunk Montana glaciers

March 8, 2018View for printing

A U.S. Geological Survey study documenting how climate change has "dramatically reduced" glaciers in Montana came under fire from high-level Interior Department government officials in May, according to a batch of newly released records under the Freedom of Information Act, as they questioned federal scientists' description of the decline.

Doug Domenech, assistant secretary of insular areas at Interior, alerted colleagues in a May 10 email to the language USGS had written to publicize a study documenting the shrinking of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966.

The news release began: "The warming climate has dramatically reduced the size of 39 glaciers in Montana since 1966, some by as much as 85 percent."

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