Earth Science: October 2018 Archives

Trump's NASA Administrator: 'No Reason' to Dismiss U.N. Climate Report, The Atlantic

"Koren: The United Nations recently released a troubling new report on climate change that outlined some of the devastating effects the planet should expect to see in the coming years. You've said before that you believe rising temperatures can be attributed to human activity. But many of your fellow Republicans in Congress and the White House dismissed the news. Where do you stand on the report?

Bridenstine: I have no reason to dismiss the report at all. nasa is one agency on the planet that does more to inform the world on how the climate is changing than any other agency, and we're going to continue to do that.

Koren: Do you see part of your role as administrator of nasa to discuss this with your fellow Republicans?

Bridenstine: My role is to deliver dispassionate science and allow policy makers to have these debates about it. Look, if I start engaging in what to do about the science that we receive, then it politicizes what nasa is all about, and we don't want to do that. All we're going to do is study the planet and make sure that all of that data and all of that science is made available to the public."

Donald Trump: Climate 'will change back again', CNN

"President Donald Trump has said he doesn't believe that climate change is a hoax -- but added Sunday night that "it'll change back again." In the wake of a report from the global scientific authority on climate change warning that governments around the world must take "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" to avoid disastrous levels of global warming, Trump was asked for his views on climate change during an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes." Trump replied: "I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's man-made."



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