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Eyes in the sky: Cutting NASA Earth observations would be a costly mistake

NASA Earth Science Division operating missions, including systems managed by NOAA and USGS

NASA Earth Science Division operating missions, including systems managed by NOAA and USGS

November 30, 2016
Author David Titley; Professor of Practice in Meteorology & Director Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for New American Security, Pennsylvania State University

Donald Trump’s election is generating much speculation about how his administration may or may not reshape the federal government. On space issues, a senior Trump advisor, former Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Walker, has called for ending NASA earth science research, including work related to climate change. Walker contends that NASA’s proper role is deep-space research and exploration, not “politically correct environmental monitoring.”

Read to full article: EYES in the sky: THE CONVERSATION

 

 

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