the Republican knives are out against hard science now that they control the reigns of power in Congress:
Living down to our worst expectations, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted Thursday to cut deeply into NASA’s budget for Earth science, in a clear swipe at the study of climate change.
The committee’s markup of the NASA authorization bill for fiscal 2016 and 2017 passed on a party-line vote, Republicans in the majority. The action followed what appears to be a deliberate attempt to keep Democrats out of the loop. According to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), the committee’s ranking Democrat, her caucus “did not even know [the markup] existed before last Friday. … After we saw the bill, we understood why.”
Ted Cruz and his science-hating cohorts are in charge of funding NASA. This latest action defunding important science studying our own planet tells you everything you need to know.
They don’t care for our planet and they want it to simply end. After all, they invented and popularized an entire silly infantile Rapture mythology around it during the last 40 years or so.