White House wants to cut NOAA budget by 17%

The Trump White House is looking to slash the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) by 17%, eliminating most programs that track climate change. The cuts are part of an overall 18% reduction in the budget for the Commerce Department. Politico: The funding slash would hamper NOAA’s research funding and satellite programs while eliminating altogether funding for smaller programs on coastal management and estuary reserve efforts, among others, according to a memo obtained by the Washington Post Friday. The Commerce Department, which NOAA is a part of, is facing an 18 percent funding cut under the proposal by the Trump administration. Among the satellite programs facing the largest cuts is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which houses climate and environmental information through the National Centers for Environmental Information. Researchers in that program have studied the continuing rate of...(Read Full Post)