|2018-05-9||NASA Climate Research Program Cancelled||Federal, NASA||Budget Cuts||Climate||
NASA cancelled its Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), a $10 million-a-year program, which provides funding for research aimed at improving the measurement of carbon stocks and fluxes.
|2018-05-30||NASA Employees Avoiding Discussion of Climate Change||Federal, NASA||Self-Censorship||Climate||
Since President Trump took office, NASA staff have avoided publishing climate change information online, and discussing the topic on social media. This is reportedly due to self-censorship by career staffers who are concerned about “provoking the [Trump] administration.”
|2018-02-12||NASA Budget Cuts Proposed for FY19||Federal, NASA||Budget Cuts||Climate, Other||
The Trump administration’s FY2019 budget proposes to reduce funding for NASA by 0.3% (compared to FY2017 levels). Among other things, the budget would eliminate funding for the international space station from 2025, cancel a project to upgrade communications satellites, and terminate five earth sciences research missions.
|2017-05-23||NASA’s FY18 Budget Cut by Trump Administration||Federal, NASA||Budget Cuts||Climate, Other||
The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget proposes to cut funding for NASA climate and environmental research programs by 8% or $151 million.