Will a President Trump depoliticize climate change science?
According to The Hill article titled "Trump Team Prepares Dramatic Cuts", Donald Trump plans to immediately release a budget which includes dramatic cuts to some major programs, including but not limited to Department of Energy. From the article:
At the Department of Energy, it would roll back funding for nuclear physics and advanced scientific computing research to 2008 levels, eliminate the Office of Electricity, eliminate the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and scrap the Office of Fossil Energy, which focuses on technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Under the State Department’s jurisdiction, funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are candidates for elimination.
OPIC, or the Overseas Private Investment Corporation lends and invests in projects outside of the USA that have a American equity interest or equipment supply, etc.
UN IPCC is funded primarily by the US, and the US representative on the UN IPCC managed 300 million USD or more provided by the US government for private research that supports manmade climate change. There have been many critics who have called for the USA to defund the IPCC, including The Heritage Foundation which The Hill credits with providing Trump a framework for his budget. There has also been charges of sexual harassment at the IPCC.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement was a non-binding politician self back patting press orgy that provided no actual binding commitments. The mainstream media praised the politicians and the politicians praised the mainstream media. It was a glorious day indeed. Spend happy politicians salivate for the day that they can enact a global Co2 tax, applicable to every human exhaled breath, every second of every minute of every day.