Climate spending cut in Trump’s budget

A budget that puts #AmericaFirst must make safety its no. 1 priority—without safety there can be no prosperity: https://t.co/9lxx1iQo7m — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2017 Donald Trump has published a budget, America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again There’s an increase in defense spending (+10%), and cutbacks, often referred to as savings, … Continue reading

Climate not a priority for public

A new survey is out today, European Perceptions of Climate Change (EPCC), on public opinion in the UK, France, Germany and Norway. It’s being talked about at an echo chamber conference, see the twitter tag #EPCC17.  It’s also discussed in the Guardian. The authors include some of the ‘usual suspects’, Nick Pidgeon and Adam Corner. The … Continue reading

Newsnight on experts

Last night’s BBC Newsnight programme featured a 15-minute film by Ian Katz about ‘experts’: Of course, it starts out with the Michael Gove quote, which for once is presented in full, “I think the people in this country have had enough of experts… getting it consistently wrong”. Paul Nurse – looking more and more like … Continue reading

Lamar Smith gets tough with NOAA

Yesterday, the latest move was played in the Bates – Rose – Karl – NOAA dispute, by Lamar Smith, Chair of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology (note that Smith isn’t a new Trump appointment – he’s been in post for four years). Smith has written a stern letter to NOAA administrator Benjamin Friedman, see … Continue reading