This NASA Simulation Highlights Why Climate Change Research Is Essential


GIF: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann & Matthew Radcliff
GIF: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann & Matthew Radcliff
As President-elect Donald Trump announces his Cabinet picks, it’s become clear that his administration will be deeply influenced by fossil fuel executives and some outright climate change deniers. In keeping with that theme, Robert Walker, Trump’s senior space advisor, has suggested that NASA should shift its focus away from Earth science and climate change, which he called “politically correct environmental monitoring” in an interview with The Guardian.

By Becky Ferreira | MOTHERBOARD

This recently released NASA simulation of the global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) cycle offers a powerful counterpoint to the Trump team’s push to marginalize climate change research.

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