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Tue May 28, 2019, 12:40 PM

Outrage erupts as Trump attacks the 'scientific process itself'

Source: raw story




May 28, 2019


............................As the New York Times reported late Monday, “the White House-appointed director of the United States Geological Survey, James Reilly, a former astronaut and petroleum geologist, has ordered that scientific assessments produced by that office use only computer-generated climate models that project the impact of climate change through 2040, rather than through the end of the century, as had been done previously.”


“As a result,” according to the Times, “parts of the federal government will no longer fulfill what scientists say is one of the most urgent jobs of climate science studies: reporting on the future effects of a rapidly warming planet and presenting a picture of what the earth could look like by the end of the century if the global economy continues to emit heat-trapping carbon dioxide pollution from burning fossil fuels.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the United Nations’ leading climate body—warned in a landmark report last October that if carbon emissions are not dramatically and rapidly reduced, catastrophic effects of the climate crisis could be felt across the world as early as 2040.

But, as the Times reported, scientists say that Trump administration’s attempt to cut off government climate projections at that year “would give a misleading picture because the biggest effects of current emissions will be felt after 2040.”....................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/outrage-erupts-as-trump-attacks-the-scientific-process-itself/?utm_source=push_notifications



I have no doubt that many of the #Trump #MAGA are cheering him on once again with this dangerous scientific attack.



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Reply Outrage erupts as Trump attacks the 'scientific process itself' (Original post)
riversedge May 2019 OP
RKP5637 May 2019 #1
Initech May 2019 #13
3catwoman3 May 2019 #2
MBS May 2019 #7
Initech May 2019 #15
dalton99a May 2019 #3
CrispyQ May 2019 #4
procon May 2019 #5
Initech May 2019 #6
NCjack May 2019 #8
Chin music May 2019 #9
lunatica May 2019 #10
jayschool2013 May 2019 #21
lunatica May 2019 #24
lark May 2019 #11
Jedi Guy May 2019 #27
lark May 2019 #28
Bernardo de La Paz May 2019 #12
zentrum May 2019 #14
sop May 2019 #16
NRaleighLiberal May 2019 #17
90-percent May 2019 #18
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NRaleighLiberal May 2019 #19
Nitram May 2019 #20
haele May 2019 #22
NickB79 May 2019 #23
Progressive dog May 2019 #25
PJMcK May 2019 #26
DeminPennswoods May 2019 #29

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:45 PM

1. The damn MAGA Trumpsters are going to take everyone down with them. ... probably failed

grade school science class.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:34 PM

13. They will destroy the planet to "own the libs".

Hey it's their funeral as much as it is ours. Fucking morons.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:51 PM

2. Ignorance is bad enough.

Willful ignorance is horrifying.

Willful ignorance partnered with arrogance could be fatal.

It makes no sense to threatened by science. This country used to respect education and science.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:23 PM

7. Yes, exactly.

And, yes, horrifying and potentially (likely) fatal.
Color me outraged. And worried.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #2)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:43 PM

15. I have a much uglier word - intentional.

These people aren't wilfully ignorant. They choose to be intentionally ignorant because they don't want to admit that the other side might actually be right about something. That's when they start making up their own realities to justify their miserable existence. And that is what we are dealing with now.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:55 PM

3. The most stupid and destructive piece of garbage that has ever existed




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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:06 PM

4. The republican congress is the most dangerous organization on the planet right now. -nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:21 PM

5. Shortsighted idiots!

The ostrich plan won't make it go away. Ignoring the problem doesn't change what's happening. Pretending that there's no worries does not instill public confidence.

They're acting like children instead of adults who must deal with a critical problem that is going to affect life as we know it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:23 PM

6. He is seriously losing it.

Not that he ever had it to begin with, but he's losing his mind big time.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:28 PM

8. GOPers holding coal and oil reserves, coast land and real estate, farms and ranches

that will become arid, forests that will be burned, etc. need a little time to dump those properties on to the willful ignorant of science.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:42 PM

9. +1

Nothing to see here....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:53 PM

10. I think he's showing us the size of Putin's

dick in this photo.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:35 PM

21. So what's he doing here?

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #21)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:20 PM

24. The same thing - different lie.

What else?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:58 PM

11. He's trying to kill us on purpose so he can please his master - PUtin.

PUtin wants America to crumble so he can pick up the pieces as the most powerful man representing the most powerful nation in the world and drumpf is the person he wants tot accomplish this. drumpf knows and doesn't give a shit because he's been promised control of the nation to use for his own personal benefit even as the nation itself is destroyed.

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Response to lark (Reply #11)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:18 PM

27. If that's the case, Putin's an imbecile. Russia is small cheese compared to China.

China outmatches them in nearly every way, except nuclear weapons stockpiles. If the USA vanished tomorrow as if it had never been, it wouldn't be Russia calling the shots in the new world order. It would be China. The Chinese might let him have Eastern Europe and the former Warsaw Pact states, but that'd be about it.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #27)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:33 AM

28. Wow, the long, long game.

You know you may have hit the ail on the head for his long term objectives. What do nationalist Russians always say - they want the USSR back. PUtin and his mafia would probably be pleased as punch to have back their union, controlled by them for their personal profit, of course. Maybe it's just #2 he wants instead of somewhere in the back of the bus.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:02 PM

12. Ostriches are poor leaders. . . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:35 PM

14. I get more helplessness than outrage

....from this account.

Can't wait for Greta Thunberg to come to this country and lead a complete national strike or massive march on DC or whatever will make the MSM be more responsible and frightened for their own kids.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:58 PM

16. You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:59 PM

17. He is the world's Jim Jones

This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #17)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:03 PM

18. good one!

its going on my FB wall as soon as I'm done with this post.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to 90-percent (Reply #18)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:03 PM

19. .

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:11 PM

20. The dinosaur's revenge!

This is the DU member formerly known as Nitram.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:52 PM

22. He doesn't care. None of the Nationalist type leaders care.

So far as the collective "conservative" Neo-facist elite are concerned, the grateful universe will end as soon as they are dead and buried.
Their particularly toxic blemd of end-times evangelicalism and juvenile/sociopathic winner-takes-all politicking pretty much ensures they don't care about their children or grandchildren, they just care about having all the toys and all the say over who gets what.

Haele

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:02 PM

23. 2040 is less than 21 years away.

My daughter will only be 40 by then.

The future isn't that far away anymore.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:07 PM

25. Trump supporters listen only

to the voices in their heads.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:12 PM

26. This guy is a scientist and an astronaut?!

"...James Reilly, a former astronaut and petroleum geologist..."

And he's ordering the government to not look at the future.

I can only shake my head in disgust and despair.

What are they so afraid of?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:43 AM

29. Weather forecasters have trouble

predicting the weather more than a couple of days in advance. No doubt climate forecasting models have gotten increasingly better and more sophisticated, but I have my doubts about their ability to predict the next 80 years. TBH, I doubt any model of anything has the ability to accurately predict the next 80 years.
This is the DU member formerly known as DeminPennswoods.

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