Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Government Waste: Trump Will Scrap NASA’s Global Warming Research

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President-elect Donald Trump will eliminate NASA funding for global warming research, refocusing the agency on space exploration including to the Moon and Mars, a senior Trump adviser told The Guardian.
Trump’s advisers have been very open in recent weeks about plans to cut NASA’s climate research and transfer the money into attempts to send astronauts to Mars.
Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, told The Guardian that there’s no need for NASA to engage in “politically correct environmental monitoring”.
“We see Nasa in an exploration role, in deep space research,” Walker told the Guardian. “Earth-centric science is better placed at other agencies where it is their prime mission.”
This isn’t the first time Walker has said Trump will slash NASA’s global warming budget to refocus the agency on exploration.
“NASA should be focused primarily on deep-space activities rather than Earth-centric work that is better handled by other agencies,” Walker and Peter Navarro, another senior adviser to the Trump campaign, wrote in an opinion piece published in SpaceNews in October. “Human exploration of our entire solar system by the end of this century should be NASA’s focus and goal.”
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