Daily Archives: July 22, 2006

Changing the mission: NASA Climate Change Science Program budget has been cut by 22% since 2004

Removing “understand and protect our home planet” from the NASA mission statement this year was not just a matter of semantics.  The administration has been slashing its support for the agency’s Earth Science activities, including observations and research on climate … Continue reading

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Calling Orwell: Understanding and protecting planet Earth disappears from NASA mission statement

NASA has deleted from its mission statement what had previously been its opening phrase:  “To understand and protect our home planet.”  This particular example of Orwellian behavior by administration officials was called to our attention by Jim Hansen of NASA … Continue reading

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