Trump Budget Has Steep Cuts In Science, Especially For ‘Climate Change’ (scam)

Anthony Watts writes that this is what happens when you have the zealous overselling of climate science


Washington, D.C.—The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) Executive Director/CEO Chris McEntee:

President Trump’s proposed budget ignores the valuable role science agencies play in nearly every facet of American life. The proposal provides a steep increase in military spending and infrastructure but saddles federal scientific agencies with extremely damaging cuts. What the President’s budget fails to recognize is that these agencies provide much of the technical expertise needed to help realize his Administration’s policy priorities.

When we underfund or cut funding to science agencies and their programs, the implications reach far beyond the agencies themselves and the scientific enterprise. Data and applied research from science agencies like NASA and NOAA are critical to U.S. military operations and defense-related systems. Scientific research helps to create infrastructure that is sustainable and effective, and with the release of such a large infrastructure plan that invests trillions in America’s roads and bridges, we need a budget proposal that will ultimately protect that infrastructure from long-term impacts like climate change. We’re discouraged to see yet another White House proposal that indicates either the Administration’s continued lack of understanding about the crucial benefits scientific research provides to Americans or worse, their persistent disregard of the value of science to society.

We recognize that Congress ultimately sets the budget through the appropriations process and we call on members of Congress to set funding levels for science agencies that reflect their important research and programs, and provide funding that will move American innovation forward.

Realistically, how much of this is supposed to be done by the government? Is this a duty as laid out in the Constitution? Further, what happens when there is extreme mission creep, and the agencies become overly political? Anthony Watts wrote

My take: I’m a fan of science, no, let me qualify that. I’m a fan of QUALITY science. Science done correctly, without an agenda, without politics, and without the need to drive the next funding cycle.

A lot of this reduction is driven by Trump (and many others) getting fed up with science trying to blame just about everything on the universal boogeyman, climate change.

Just like the stock market recently, I see this as a correction for government funded science that has become bloated. We’ve traded quantity for quality.  And. there’s a lot of redundancy.

This is something that needs to be done in all departments, including the military. Stop wasting the taxpayer money. And especially stop wasting it while manufacturing data that Blames mankind for tiny changes in the Earth’s temperature while recommending all sorts of taxes, fees, and governmental control of citizens.

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16 Responses to “Trump Budget Has Steep Cuts In Science, Especially For ‘Climate Change’ (scam)”

  1. bob says:

    1) 90% of the federal government should be abolished.
    2) are they spending less this year than they did last year
    3) thanks to the fraud of baseline budgeting, government can spend more money each year while calling it a cut.
    4) baseline budgeting should end and they should start at 0 each year and each part of the federal government should have to justify any money they get.
    5) if they send the same amount every year we would have a balanced budget in five years.
    6) we need a spending limits amendment, not a balanced budget amendment, that would limit federal spending to no more than 2% a year from the previous year.

  2. Jeffery says:

    This is something that needs to be done in all departments, including the military.

    Yet tRump proposes the largest increase in arms manufacturer, er, military equipment, er, defense spending, in history. A small amount increases soldier pay. He also has a nice reward for his Gestapo.

    At the same time, tRump is slashing research on cancer, Alzheimer’s, childhood leukemia, muscular dystrophy, ALS, influenza, sepsis, kidney failure, Crohn’s, mental illness and on and on…

    Cooler heads in Congress (except for the odious, ironically named, Freedom Caucus) will prevail.

    tRump’s budget is a political document calling to his NuCon and white nationalist bases. Everything he does is political.

    • formwiz says:

      The only Gestapo is the one run by Mueller.

      And it’s not Trump’s budget, Chuckie wiorked on it with McConnell. The President does not make budgets, sweetie.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Tony WUWT typed:

    I’m a fan of science, no, let me qualify that. I’m a fan of QUALITY science.

    I’m a fan of science, no, let me qualify that. I’m a fan of results I agree with.

    There ya go, Tony. I fixed it for you. You’re welcome.

    Screaming “Fake Science!” doesn’t change facts.

    Tony, the Earth is warming because of the CO2 we’ve been adding to the atmosphere. You’ve been wrong at every turn. Now is no different.

    • alanstorm says:

      I’m a fan of science, no, let me qualify that. I’m a fan of results I agree with.

      Yep, that’s you all right.

    • McGehee says:

      Still devoted to the One True Doomsday, even while the scientists themselves have forecast a cooling trend through about 2050.

      I’m old enough to remember when any suggestion of a solar component to global warming was pooh-poohed as Big Oil shills denying science.

  4. Jeffery says:

    tRump is also doing this:

    Two former Trump business partners tell Forbes that Trump brought up plans to build a Trump Tower in Georgia during his meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili last May.


  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Angry little black boy be up early this morning typing to himself, yo.

  6. Jeffery says:

    And this:

    Trump Tower officially lists the tenant as the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, but make no mistake who’s paying the rent: the Chinese government, which owns a majority of the company. And while the landlord is technically the Trump Organization, make no mistake who’s cashing those millions: the president of the United States, who has placed day-to-day management with his sons but retains 100% ownership.

    The nominal president of the United States is being paid directly by the Chinese gov’t. And we don’t care!

  7. Jeffery says:


    Thanks for this crook, Con Men.

    It’s OK as long as he insults Black men and handcuffs Mexicans, right?

    • Jl says:

      How is he “insulting” black men? And of course you mean illegal Mexicans. But you knew that.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Mr. Mueller is poring through all tRump’s financial shenanigans very carefully.

    He’s hired a Russian interpreter, and several experts in money laundering and similar crimes.

  9. alanstorm says:

    Good. “Science” which doesn’t give valid predictions isn’t science.

  10. formwiz says:

    Jeffery’s mad because his portrait got laughed at.

  11. Jl says:

    Cutting the budget for junk science? Let’s hope so

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