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Senate Confirms Climate Denier With No Scientific Credentials To Head NASA

samedi 21 avril 2018, 15:00 , par Slashdot
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Trump's NASA nominee Jim Bridenstine, seven and a half months after being nominated to lead the agency. 'The Senate confirmed Mr. Bridenstine, an Oklahoma congressman, as the new NASA administrator in a stark partisan vote: 50 Republicans voting for him and 47 Democrats plus two independents against,' reports The New York Times. 'The vote lasted more than 45 minutes as Republicans waited for Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona to cast his lot.' Slashdot reader PeopleAquarium writes about some of Bridenstine's anti-LGBT and non-scientific views: Bridenstine ran a planetarium once, and peddled a debunked argument made by climate change skeptics, claiming that global temperatures 'stopped rising 10 years ago.' He said 'the people of Oklahoma are ready to accept' an apology from then-President Barack Obama for what Bridenstine called a 'gross misallocation' of funds for climate change research instead of weather forecasting. In further news, our rockets will now be coal powered, and gay people aren't allowed in space.

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