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Trump Ejects Head of Climate Office Whose Report He Rejected

  • Chief of research program sent back to the Energy Department
  • Kuperberg’s likely replacement is a climate change skeptic
U.S. Department Of Energy Washington Headquarters
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration abruptly removed a top official charting the U.S. government’s research on global warming, just as his agency began writing the next climate report card.

Mike Kuperberg, a Department of Energy employee who has for years led the U.S. Global Change Research Program, was notified on Friday that his assignment atop the agency had ended, according to two people familiar with the move who asked for anonymity discussing a personnel matter.