Donald Trump and his team may be hellbent on denying the severity of climate change, but NASA is ready to fight back.
NASA has Twitter and Facebook accounts dedicated to sharing information about climate change, and they’re not going to stop posting just because Trump and many members of his cabinet have chosen to believe that it is not an issue.
The Washington Post reports that the organization has been posting information daily that relates to climate change, and NASA spokesperson Steve Cole said that they will continue to do so. He explained:
‘We’re doing our jobs, it’s business as usual.’
The NASAClimate Twitter account most recently posted a link to a series of images that illustrate the effects of climate change, which can be seen below.
‘I want to put images right in front of people that #globalwarming is, in fact, happening.’
— NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) February 16, 2017
The group has also shared important information about the earth’s rising temperatures, and earlier this week they shared an article that directly contradicts President Trump’s claim that there is only “some connectivity” between humans and climate change.
— NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) February 15, 2017
— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) February 13, 2017
In an interview with The New York Times, when asked about whether or not he thinks “human activity causes climate change,” Trump said vaguely that there is “some connectivity.”
‘I think right now … well, I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much.’
Based on comments from the members of his cabinet, including newly appointed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt, it seems that the President appointed only people who share his doubts about climate change.
Pruitt was recently grilled by Senator Bernie Sanders during his confirmation hearing, and he did little to prove that he actually cares about the issue of climate change. When asked by Sanders about whether or not he agrees with the 97 percent of scientists who believe human activity contributes to climate change, Pruitt responded:
‘I believe the ability to measure, with precision, the degree of human activity’s impact on the climate is subject to more debate on whether the climate is changing or whether human activity contributes to it.’
With Pruitt now leading the EPA, and a number of other climate change deniers in positions of power, the world needs NASA’s climate change-dedicated social media accounts more than ever.