President Trump has called for large budget cuts to agencies that protect the environment and study the climate including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA).
In the first segment of “Radio Times” Wednesday morning, host Marty Moss-Coane talked with Scott Waldman, a reporter for E&E, a news organization focusing on energy and the environment, about the proposed cuts and the potential fallout for climate science and research.
“NOAA is a tremendous resource for scientists around the entire world,” Waldman said. He explains: NOAA collects data for everyday life, e.g., cloud cover, weather predictions, hurricane tracking, not just information about climate change issues.
But Waldman went on to say that these agencies will be “staunchly defended and it’s not even just by Democrats in Congress. There are members of the military that are out there talking about the need for these satellites.”