Museum of Natural History urged to cut ties with 'anti-science propagandist' Rebekah Mercer

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More than 100 scientists have urged the museum to sever its ties with Mercer, one of Donald Trump’s top donors

The American Museum of Natural History is under pressure to sever its ties to Rebekah Mercer, one of Donald Trump’s top donors who has used her family’s fortune to fund groups that seek to undermine scientists’ work on climate change.

More than 200 scientists have put their names to a letter that urges the museum to “end ties to anti-science propagandists and funders of climate science misinformation” and axe Mercer from its board of trustees, a position she has held since 2013.

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