What do you think of scientists removing "climate change" from grant proposals to avoid conflict and open hostility of Trump's administration?

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NSF (National Science Foundation) is a US government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. It has many competitive grant offers. About 12,000 grants with varying amounts are awarded to eligible 2000 universities across 50 states based on a very through and tough grant proposal submission. In 2017, 12,000 proposals were selected and awarded out of 48,000 competitive grant proposal applications. For 2017, the fiscal budget was 7.5 billion US dollars.

NPR analysis reports that this year scientists avoided to write or voice anything regarding climate change due to Trump administration's open hostility to the topic of climate change. Instead, scientists who submitted proposals used alternative terms such as extreme weather.

What do you think about this situation? It is clearly the fear and suppression of science community because their research needs this money and they do everything to go through this bureaucratic and politic situation. I feel like this should only happen in a dictatorship not in the US. The US is the land of the free, and scientists should be able to freely voice their concerns without hesitating over word plays. What do you guys think?
What do you think of scientists removing "climate change" from grant proposals to avoid conflict and open hostility of Trump's administration?
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