It looks like climate deniers in our government are responsible for cutting the upcoming NASA budget, as NASA, like all of the major scientific institutions, is pointing out the change that is happening due to man-made climate change. NASA helped the United States be the first country to the moon. Now they are being dictated to by a bunch ideologues who don’t know the first thing about science. These are sad times.
Just in case you were in a good mood this Monday, the above article is about how Texas religious freak and corporate shill Ted Cruz is scheduled to oversee NASA and science in the new Congress. Remember in the 60’s when we took science and NASA seriously and put the first man on the moon? Yeah, while those times are over. We replaced those with magical thinking and corporate handouts. This is why the rest of the world is kinda scared of us right now. USA! USA!
As someone living in Texas, and who vehemently opposes Ted Cruz, I almost wish the government would “disappear” me. I don’t want future generations thinking I’m responsible for this shit.
And for those of you that think all politicians are the same, that voting doesn’t count: I now give you Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Chair Ted Cruz…
I watched the above Ted Talk the other day featuring journalist Michael Specter. The talk focuses on people that refuse to listen to scientific facts, an example being those that are anti-vaccine. The best part was when he talks about how people are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.
We have had a cold spell in Texas recently and the usual people talk about how this disproves climate change. Anyone that actually reads about this subject knows that weather and climate are two different things. If someone doesn’t want to do anything about climate change, it may be foolish at best, but that is their opinion. However, if they deny that it is taking place, they are completely ignorant of the facts. It is either that or they are knowingly telling a lie.
Here is a link to NASA and other scientific bodies that agree that climate change is happening and that man is causing it: