Sunday, February 19, 2017

NASA Is Defiantly Communicating Climate Change Science Despite Trump’s Doubts

Via NASA Climate Change’s Facebook page: “Two of the three top January temperature anomalies have been during the past two years.” (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
If you peruse NASA’s social media feeds dedicated to climate change, you would have no clue a new administration has taken power that has expressed doubts about the reality or seriousness of the issue.

Every day, NASA has dutifully posted updates on Twitter (@nasaclimate) and Facebook pertaining to climate change science, including some that are in direct contradiction to statements made by President Trump and some of his Cabinet picks.

Steve Cole, a NASA spokesperson, told the Capital Weather Gang the change in the administration has not altered how the agency communicates science.  “We’re doing our jobs, it’s business as usual,” Cole said.

Early Thursday afternoon, the @NASAClimate account tweeted, “I want to put images right in front of people that #globalwarming is, in fact, happening,” quoting and displaying the work of aerial photographer Timo Lieber who is documenting climate-change effects in Greenland.

Trump has long been a global warming doubter, at one point calling it a Chinese hoax.  In a November interview with the New York Times, he would only concede there may be “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change.

But on Monday, and in direct contradiction to Trump, the @NASAClimate Twitter account retweeted a scientific finding that humans are climate change’s dominant cause.  “Humans are changing the climate 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a new study,” the tweet said.

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