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Old 12-15-2016, 01:11 PM
dracoi dracoi is offline
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Even if California doesn't launch their own satellites from their own territory, there are other countries out there who can put up satellites for you. Some of those countries might even be happy to split the cost of the satellite and share data so that California only pays a fraction of the cost itself. (In fact... doesn't Trump's plan basically outsource weather satellites to China?)

This satellite controversy seems like a lot of nonsense to me anyway. While some satellites are used specifically for climate science, even a climate change denier wants to know what temperature it is and where the ice bergs are.

It's really just Trump making noises to please his base. He'll ban weather satellites right after he bans Muslims, deports ten million immigrants, fixes health care, waves a magic wand over the tax code and has leprechauns take care of federal spending.