In Trump’s America, climate change research is surely ‘a waste of your money’


If you thought President Donald Trump might be softening his views on climate change since taking office, think again.

At Thursday’s White House press briefing, a Trump official declared climate change initiatives “a waste of your money.” As in, the single-greatest threat to life on Earth as we know it isn’t worth spending a dime.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, was outlining Trump’s budget proposal, which would add $54 billion in defense spending while gutting billions of dollars from other agencies.  Read more…

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