Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change | Science | The Guardian


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The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.

The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few days ago, leaving the US with only three ageing ones, each operating long past their shelf lives, to measure the Arctic’s dwindling ice cap. Scientists say there is no chance a new one can now be launched until 2023 or later. None of the current satellites will still be in operation then.

The crisis has been worsened because the US Congress this year insisted that a backup sea-ice probe had to be dismantled because it did not want to provide funds to keep it in storage. Congress is currently under the control of Republicans, who are antagonistic to climate science and the study of global warming.
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4 days ago by Weaverbird
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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11 days ago by jtth
Sorry, I can't say it more eloquently: fuck these guys
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11 days ago by bunch
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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12 days ago by joelhousman
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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12 days ago by gaelicWizard
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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13 days ago by miaeaton
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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13 days ago by j0ni

A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/05/donald-trump-accused-blocking-satellite-climate-change-research
13 days ago by amy
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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13 days ago by vruba
Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe
Earth’s sea ice has shrunk dramatically in recent years.
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13 days ago by briangrimshaw
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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13 days ago by scy
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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13 days ago by burritojustice
Climate change is real

Donald Trump is fake

If we aren’t careful, both have the power to destroy us
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13 days ago by jeffcarroll
Congress ordered the literal *destruction* of an already-built-and-paid-for satellite, rather than launching it.
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13 days ago by riking