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Trump’s Budget Will Harm The Planet And The Economy

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<!– TAG START player: “HuffPost Default Player – Click to Play”, for: “Huffington Post” –> function onPlayerReadyVidible(e)’undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)!function(e,i)if(e.vdb_Player)if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video)var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’])var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=ce.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}elsevar t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function()t(e,i),0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); <!– TAG END date: 3/20/17 –> As expected, the war on science and the environment is underway. The president’s proposed budget is the starting point of a long process of negotiation, but between the Tea Party in the House and the ideologues in the Executive Branch, the news is bound to remain grim. We now know that finding $50 billion in extra defense money is not easy without entitlement reform, and no one in Washington has the nerve to raise taxes or go near Social Security or Medicare. The result is an effort to shrink funding for university-based science research and the national labs run by the Department of Energy. Research on fundamental earth systems science is also cut as is funding for state environmental agencies and national environmental emergency response. These cuts are part of a world view that is seriously out of step with reality. Additional funding for the military can always be justified since the world is a dangerous place

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Trump’s Budget Will Harm The Planet And The Economy

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