During a Senate hearing last Thursday on NASA’s 2016 budget request,Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz told NASA to stop worrying about global warming and focus on its “core priority of exploring space.”
“In your judgment, what is the core mission of NASA?” Cruz asked NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
“Our core mission from the very beginning has been to investigate, explore space and the Earth environment, and to help us make this place a better place,” Bolden answered.
In recent years NASA has allocated more money to its Earth sciences program, which includes funding research on global warming and other planetary issues. NASA is asking for $1.9 billion for Earth sciences in its 2016 budget request, a $100 million increase from 2014.
Cruz said funding for space exploration and operations has been cut by 7.6 percent.
“In my judgment, this does not represent a fair or appropriate allocation of resources, that it is shifting resources away from the core functions of NASA to other functions,” Cruz said.
He’s right. With Obummer in the Whitehouse, NASA have realised that if their scare mongering an AGW is a better earner than space exploration.
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