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Bridenstine On Earth Science: "We Need To Follow The Decadals"

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
January 4, 2018
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Bridenstine On Earth Science: "We Need To Follow The Decadals"

National Academies To Release Earth Science Decadal Survey, AIAA Aerospace America
“U.S. scientists plan to release their once-a-decade list of recommended Earth observation spending priorities Friday in a press conference in Washington, D.C. The scientific community survey, “Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space,” was written by a committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Known informally as the Earth sciences decadal survey, the document could affect spending decisions by Congress and the Trump administration, especially in the politically sensitive area of climate science. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., President Donald Trump’s nominee for NASA administrator, spoke glowingly of the decadal survey process during his Nov. 1 confirmation, and he said “yes” when Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., asked if he would follow the recommendations.Bridenstine said the surveys lead policymakers to “make good decisions,” and he added: “We need to follow the decadals.”
Bridenstine’s Climate Record Is Different Than You Thought, Earlier post

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One response to “Bridenstine On Earth Science: "We Need To Follow The Decadals"”

  1. Michael Spencer says:

    The Representative, looking at the picture used above, has a stunningly effective ‘Serious, Thoughtful Look’. I think i’d buy a car from this guy!