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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 12:07 AM

What does "politically correct environmental monitoring" mean?

From 2016:

Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century.

This would mean the elimination of Nasa’s world-renowned research into temperature, ice, clouds and other climate phenomena. Nasa’s network of satellites provide a wealth of information on climate change, with the Earth science division’s budget set to grow to $2bn next year. By comparison, space exploration has been scaled back somewhat, with a proposed budget of $2.8bn in 2017.

Bob Walker, a senior Trump campaign adviser, said there was no need for Nasa to do what he has previously described as “politically correct environmental monitoring”.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/nasa-earth-donald-trump-eliminate-climate-change-research


What a weird phrase, but you know what I think? I think it's like a Pavlovian response, a "good American" according to Fox News, Franklin Graham, the Republican Party, etc. is supposed to hate the two words "politically correct" and whatever they might be associated with.

Ring a bell, the dog salivates.
Say "politically correct", the "good American" boos and hisses.

Because there's nothing "politically correct" about caring about the environment, that's just goofy. It's a stupid thing to say. There's nothing else about that. Such a stupid thing to say.

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ck4829 Dec 2018 OP
TDale313 Dec 2018 #1
hedda_foil Dec 2018 #2
Takket Dec 2018 #3
eShirl Dec 2018 #4
ck4829 Dec 2018 #7
Achilleaze Dec 2018 #5
Vinca Dec 2018 #6

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 12:11 AM

1. I fucking hate these people.

Seriously.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:47 AM

2. Kick for more to see. I have no words.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 02:14 AM

3. Destroying the American way of life isn't enough

They want to take the whole planet down with them. Pelosi please put a stop to this and make sure NASA is funded to do its job!!!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 05:35 AM

4. It means ANY environmental monitoring. n/t

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Response to eShirl (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 09:46 AM

7. Well, that's kind of disappointing...

Because I just wondered right now what Politically Incorrect Environmental Monitoring would look like.

"We've just observed hurricanes long enough, we've decided to call the next one... *snicker* Hurricane Gay. Get it? We called the hurricane gay! *snicker*"

It shows how stupid the phrase in the OP is.

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Sun Dec 16, 2018, 06:35 AM

5. republicans pissing on our planet for personal profit

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 09:01 AM

6. It means unless there is a way to funnel money into greedy GOP pockets, it's not happening.

I hope I live long enough to see the day they realize they breathe air and drink water, too.

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