Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not An Attack On Science

PA Pundits - International

By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~

It’s been described as a “slap in the face,” “slaughter,” “a punitive … assault on science, the environment, and indeed the planet.”

Aside from being inappropriate and irresponsible, these remarks are how some in the policy world and media have depicted cuts to global warming spending in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal.

People seem to have forgotten—or perhaps never noticed—just how much the government spends on direct climate programs.

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testified on Capitol Hill on May 25 to explain and defend the president’s budget proposal. (Photo: Jeff Malet Photography /Newscom)

Trump’s budget proposal does in fact eliminate or cut a number of climate programs. But you don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to realize there are legitimate justifications for doing so.

Even if the federal budget won’t be balanced…

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