Trump ‘to Scrap’ NASA Climate Research

President-elect Donald Trump plans to strip NASA’s climate-research funding, which he has described as “politically correct environmental monitoring,” a senior adviser said. Bob Walker, a Trump campaign adviser, said funding for the Earth-science division of NASA will instead go toward exploration of deep space. “We see NASA in an exploration role, in deep-space research,” Walker told The Guardian. “Earth-centric science is better placed at other agencies where it is their prime mission.” The reallocation of funds would mean the end of NASA’s world-renowned research into climate phenomena such as temperature, ice, and clouds.