Donald Trump Will Wreck NASA’s Climate Change Research; Would NASA Agree?
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It seems NASA and the future Donald Trump's administration are going to have a face off in future.
The language of warnings of possible earth system impacts is the language of probability, not the language of certainty, according to The Huffington Post.
It is true that inevitable climate change is rampantly happening. In fact, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that this year is one of the hottest years compared to the previous decade. But this report was only a "hoax" to the newly elect President of the United State of America, Donald Trump.
According to the statement released in Slate, Bob Walker, a top Trump adviser, said that the new administration will gut NASA's Earth Science program. Their reason is Trump's long standing and implacable climate change science denial. Essentially, the statement released by Bob Walker that climate change was probably false and the charges he aims at climate scientists can actually be laid at the feet of the GOP.
On the statement released by Walker as reported in The Guardian, it said that there was no need for NASA to do what he has previously described as "politically correct environmental monitoring."
In addition, "We see NASA in an exploration role, in deep space research. Earth-centric science is better placed at other agencies where it is their prime mission. My guess is that it would be difficult to stop all ongoing NASA programs but future programs should definitely be placed with other agencies. I believe that climate research is necessary but it has been heavily politicized, which has undermined a lot of the work that researchers have been doing. Mr. Trump's decisions will be based upon solid science, not politicized science."
On the other hand, the mere fact that Earth is changing on all spatial and temporal scales, NASA's Earth Science program objectifies to develop a scientific understanding of Earth's system and its response to natural or human-induced changes and ways to innovate the prediction of climate, weather and natural hazards.