"Trump Seeks Big Cuts To Science Across Agencies"

"The Trump administration wants to eliminate a broad swath of the nation's climate change research infrastructure, including satellites, education programs and science centers.

Though it has little chance of being enacted, the Trump administration's budget proposal unveiled yesterday targets hundreds of millions of dollars in climate science, renewable energy research and climate mitigation efforts across a variety of federal agencies, including NASA, NOAA, U.S. EPA and the departments of the Interior and Energy.

Many of the proposals are a reprise of last year's spending plan from the White House, which congressional appropriators largely rejected. Already, Republicans and Democrats alike have slammed some of the White House's latest spending proposals and promised they would not survive congressional scrutiny.

The new White House proposal calls for a reduction in climate research at NASA, including a 6 percent cut to earth science programs for fiscal 2019. The budget request calls for an overall funding increase of more than 2 percent at NASA, which would have a $19.9 billion budget."

Scott Waldman reports for ClimateWire February 13, 2018.

Source: ClimateWire, 02/14/2018