White House considered ignoring new climate change research

President Trump speaking
Trump speaking on the Paris Accords. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

An internal memo, obtained by the Washington Post, shows that the White House considered ignoring climate change research conducted by government scientists.

Why it matters, per Axios' Amy Harder: The memo takes us behind the scenes of the Trump administration's mostly dismissive nature of climate change. It shows that there was consideration of how to deal with it, rather than just a haphazard handling of it.