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Charles Mudede – California Tells Trump It Will Launch Its Own Damn Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

The president of urban America, California Gov. Jerry Brown, gave a speech at the recent American Geophysical Union conference that not only declared war on the backward climate policies of the president of rural America, Donald Trump, but made it very clear that his state has the economic will and power ($2.5 trillion GDP) to pursue its own programs and policies. The things is this: Trump wants to shutdown NASA’s 58-year earth-monitoring project, which includes a set of satellites that observe our planet’s lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. This information is used to track not just climate change (check out the new and terrifying data on Antarctica) but also “hurricanes, coastal erosion… land use, wildfires, and even the approach of solar storms.”

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