Trump may stop NASA's “politically correct environmental monitoring”

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Storm over Australia
credit: NASA/Reid Wiseman

According to the Guardian headline, Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’. It quotes an advisor:

Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, said there was no need for Nasa to do what he has previously described as “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.

Ecologist Steve Running tells Scientific American: "NASA’s Earth-observing satellites are maybe the single biggest advance in weather forecasting accuracy over the last couple of decades." They also produce some very beautiful photographs. So here is a slideshow of a small selection of them; they will be missed.

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