Michael Halpern

Program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

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Michael Halpern is an expert on political interference in science and solutions to reduce suppression, manipulation, and distortion of government science. See Michael's full bio.

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Antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Celebrating Science and Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Hector Arce

Diversity strengthens science. It’s more than just a matter of fairness and equity—diverse groups of people create better science. Yet it should come as no surprise that people of color continue to be underrepresented in science and engineering. Some people and organizations are doing their best to change that. Read more >

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People holding banner at a Black Lives Matter event in Brooklyn, NY

Facing Reality, Speaking Out, and Building Trust after St. Paul, Baton Rouge, and Dallas

This morning, I awoke to news that eleven police officers were shot in Dallas at a protest that had been otherwise profoundly peaceful. President Obama called it a “vicious, calculated, despicable attack on law enforcement.” He’s right. Read more >

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How to Support LGBT Scientists After Orlando

There are plenty of parallels between the Orlando killing and other mass shootings. But this one is different in one important way. The murderer chose his target because it was a sanctuary where LGBT people gathered. Read more >

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Hulk Hogan, World Heritage Sites, and a Missing Tortoise: What’s Worth Reading This Week

Here are a few things I found interesting this week. Australia pressured UNESCO to remove references to Australia in climate change report: Worried that discussion of coral bleaching and other environmental damage due to climate change would limit tourism, the Australian government pressured UNESCO to delete references to Australia from a climate change report on World Heritage sites. Read more >

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Berkeley Breathed, and the Great Barrier Reef: What’s Worth Reading This Week

This has been quite the week. From the overwhelming to the fascinating to the touching, here’s what I’ve found worth reading: Read more >

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