Trump wants to shut off the space camera that monitors climate change

❝ The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth…US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those cameras.

❝ DSCOVR, as it is known, will still have a mission: Giving an early warning of solar weather events that could potentially cause damage back on earth, like power outages or interrupted communications.

But the satellite’s two other observation tools, one a camera that takes images across 10 different levels of the visual spectrum, the other a radiometer to measure radiation on earth, will apparently be shut off…

Why is the satellite’s job being cut? No justification is given in the president’s new budget, but cost is probably not part of it…In fact, it was the space agency’s second cheapest ongoing earth sciences program…

The simple explanation is that cutting DSCOVR, along with three other NASA earth science missions that were still under development, is part of the administration’s “see no evil” strategy on man-made climate change, influenced by the fossil-fuels industry. If the government stops collecting data on the weather, it won’t have to worry about doing anything about it.

Trump should form a special 3 monkeys science society for illiterate, incompetent government officials around the world. By the time we get rid of this fool, the United States would lead the world in seats inside that fool’s paradise.

One thought on “Trump wants to shut off the space camera that monitors climate change

  1. Cassandra says:

    The Global Seed Vault, which has been called “the Noah’s Ark of plant diversity,” has flooded after the permafrost around it thawed. https://news.vice.com/story/extreme-weather-and-a-thawing-arctic-has-flooded-the-global-seed-vault The frozen safe house, designed to protect the seeds of tens of thousands of food crops from global disaster, opened in 2008 in Svalbard, Norway. The vault hold seeds from every country in the world to safeguard agriculture against man-made or natural disaster. Across the Arctic, signs of a warming climate are striking. From Siberia to Norway to Canada, the permafrost, which is ground that is frozen year round, is collapsing. And as the permafrost thaws, it is releasing methane and carbon dioxide — potent greenhouse gases that scientists warn will accelerate climate change.

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