The administration of the President of the United States can reduce 17% of spending on Federal agencies involved in climate change. This will lead to a sharp decline in funding for scientific research and satellite programs, according to Washington Post, citing a memo prepared by the White house.
We are talking about the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA), which in turn Finance, including coastal zone management and studies of estuaries. The national oceanic and atmospheric administration could lose $126 million (or 26%) of their revenue, and the satellite research Department — $513 million (22%) of their current rates.
NOAA is part of Commerce Department, whose budget will also be reduced overall by 18%.
While office of management and budget under the presidential administration asked the Commerce Department to estimate how much it will cost dismissal of employees of agencies while increasing 1.8% of the salaries of the remaining employees
The representative of the Ministry of Commerce declined to comment. A source from the White house, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that this project is only being discussed. He warned of the specific numbers.
The US President Donald trump, as a candidate for the presidency, criticized the financing of projects aimed at the study of climate change. He also promised to cancel the Paris climate agreement in case of victory. Trump called the theory of climate change “Scam,” which, in his opinion, was developed by the Chinese to destroy American industry.
Last week The Wall Street Journal citing sources reported that trump has decided not to sign a decree on the withdrawal from the Paris agreement because of his daughter Ivanka. According to the newspaper, she along with her husband Jared Kushner was able to convince the American President that the problems of climate change and the environment must be priority for the White house.