A debunked Breitbart News article claiming that global land temperatures are decreasing was retweeted by the House Science Committee on Thursday. The committee, of course, oversees the government’s role in scientific research and development.
NASA scientists have already demonstrated that weather is not the same as climate, reports Demi Lee, but given President-Elect Trump’s view that climate change is a hoax and his promises to slash funding for NASA’s climate research, scientists may not have much of a say in the very near future about Earth’s future.
“Breitbart is already passing for scientific authority in Washington.”
The incident led Sen. Bernie Sanders to quip in a tweet of his own: “Where’d you get your PhD? Trump University?”