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Billion+ budget proposed for NASA to investigate climate change problems

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The Obama administration just proposed a huge billions+ budget for NASA that will help pay for satellites and other tools to help NASA scientists investigate Earth-bound problems, with climate change being a major priority.


For a good long while NASA has had few funds for replacing aging satellites that monitor issues that may be affecting climate change but the Obama admin plans on changing that with plans to give NASA's Earth science programs $2.4 billion in new money over the next five years.


Much of the new money will be spent trying to reinvigorate efforts to determine how fast the Earth's climate is changing.

Get the whole scoop at NPR.

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Yeah good news.  As I recall, the Bush Admin had cut their budget, and NASA didn't have the funds to replace their old and outdated satellite instrumentation.  It's funny, the same people who say we don't have enough information to do anything about global warming also don't want to fund the research and instruments to get more information.

It's nice to have a pro-science president in office again.
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