Weep-weep: WaPo laments that shutdown puts EPA, NASA and NOAA junk science on hold

The Washington Post reports:

Most weather and climate-related activities not directly tied to the protection of life and property are on hold.

This means atmospheric research conducted not just at NOAA, but also at NASA, EPA, the Department of Energy and Department of Interior and others has stopped.

“A staggering 97 percent of NASA employees have been furloughed“, writes Phil Plait at the Bad Astronomy blog.

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4 thoughts on “Weep-weep: WaPo laments that shutdown puts EPA, NASA and NOAA junk science on hold”

  1. Why are 5+ agencies studing the same thing?
    Since NASA is not launching anything why are they off and not on layoff?

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