William Happer, who is thought to be in the running to be President Donald Trump's science advisor, is in favor of clamping down on federal researchers' ability to discuss their findings, the Guardian reports. In addition, the paper notes that while Happer, a physicist at Princeton University, is well regarded, he has likened climate scientists to cult members.

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