Trump is keeping his word
The Trump administration is seeking to slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget by 17 percent, according to The Washington Post.
The Office of Management and Budget proposed sharp reductions in specific areas such as NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, which would lose $126 million, or 26 percent, of the funds it has under the current budget.
The biggest proposed cut is from NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. Researchers there were behind a study suggesting that there has been no recent slowdown in the rate of climate change.
The OMB also asked the Commerce Department to provide information about how much it would cost to lay off employees.