A statement from the CDC said it was considering plans to reschedule the conference, though it also acknowledged it would have to do so with consideration to budget priorities and another climate change meeting to be hosted by the American Public Health Association later this year.
It said it had begun notifying conference participants of the cancellation on Dec. 22.
News of the meetings cancellation came just three days after President Trump formally took office.
The newly-inaugurated president has repeatedly denied, or at least questioned, the notion that human activity is causing rapid shifts in the Earth’s climate, at one point calling the phenomenon a “hoax” propagated by China.
More @ The Hill