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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november 2017 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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november 2017 by Aetles
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by zigg
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by skybondsor
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by sfarrar
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by jtth
Sorry, I can't say it more eloquently: fuck these guys
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by fenster
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by davidflo
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by irons
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by oculus42
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by rukku
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 by kaitlen
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by parsingphase
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by flyosity
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 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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november 2017 by gyaresu
RT : A satellite monitoring the Arctic broke. We had a replacement ready and paid for. Congress ordered it destroyed.
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november 2017 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
november 2017 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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november 2017 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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november 2017 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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november 2017 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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november 2017 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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november 2017 by jeffcarroll
Congress ordered the literal *destruction* of an already-built-and-paid-for satellite, rather than launching it.
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november 2017 by riking