Trump Picks Climate Denier to Head NASA

Would Be First Politician to Lead the Agency

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Newsweek: “Climate change denying Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma has been tapped by President Donald Trump to head NASA—now a bipartisan group of Senators say he is in for a rocky confirmation hearing.”

“’The head of NASA ought to be a space professional, not a politician,’ Democratic Senator Bill Nelson told Politico in a statement early this month.”

“Like Trump, Bridensteine is an outspoken critic of climate science.”

“’Global temperatures stopped rising 10 years ago,’ Bridenstine said in a 2013 speech on the House floor.”

“Climate scientists refute his claims.”

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