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Offline twik

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Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:30:51 AM »
Bridenstine, the appointee, made an impassioned Senate plea for President Obama to apologize for "wasting" money on climate research. I presume this means an ending to any further significant climate research through NASA.

Even Marco Rubio calls the appointment a disaster.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 02:00:37 PM »
Words fail me. :( :-[
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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 10:37:28 PM »
This is like putting David Duke in charge of race relations.
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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 10:52:20 PM »
I had a glimmer of hope when I read that he is a former Navy pilot and was on the board of an air & space museum. But then I heard that he was a climate change denier. I really hope the US can resist these buffoons and prevent them from doing too much damage.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 11:37:03 PM »
I had a glimmer of hope when I read that he is a former Navy pilot and was on the board of an air & space museum. But then I heard that he was a climate change denier. I really hope the US can resist these buffoons and prevent them from doing too much damage.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 07:20:06 AM »
Big fat schmutiny.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 09:01:49 AM »
That's a move guaranteed to boost morale at Goddard (which is not far from HQ).

(Goddard is the lead NASA center with regard to climate.  NOAA HQ is also not far away; I'm sure they're thrilled too.)

It will be very interesting to see the new Administrator, assuming he is confirmed, give his first all-hands address and take questions.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 11:44:08 AM »
Is he a flat-earther too?
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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 11:03:55 AM »
This is like putting David Duke in charge of race relations.

This seems to be a Trump signature - the "@#$% you!" appointment. Garry Pruitt to head EPA. Betsy deVos to head Dept. of Education. The head of the shady DeVry group to officiate, over all things, educational fraud.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 05:08:05 PM »
This seems to be a Trump signature - the "@#$% you!" appointment. Garry Pruitt to head EPA. Betsy deVos to head Dept. of Education. The head of the shady DeVry group to officiate, over all things, educational fraud.
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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 01:47:21 AM »
Just because he has questioned aspects of climate change in the past does not make him anti-science or a bad potential administrator.

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Re: Trump appoints climate change denier head of NASA
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 10:13:52 PM »
Just because he has questioned aspects of climate change in the past does not make him anti-science or a bad potential administrator.
Oh, yes it, no! Here's a seemingly well-balanced article on him and his appointment, from the NYT.
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              She's on fire\  And the name of the game is to fuel her flame\
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