Trump has nominated Jim Bridenstine — a member of Congress from Oklahoma who is not a scientist — to run NASA. Bridenstine is an anti-science climate change denier who has received more than $170,000 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry.
In 2013, Bridenstine demanded that President Obama apologize for spending NASA money on climate change research, and he sponsored a bill to gut funding for climate change studies conducted by NOAA. And that's just the start...
NASA performs critical climate science research, and if the Senate confirms Bridentine's nomination he could work with Trump to end NASA's earth science missions, and ground essential research satellites.
Bipartisan opposition to Bridenstine's confirmation is growing, including concerns from both Florida Senators. In a letter, Senator Patty Murray of Washington said that: “Rep. Bridenstine’s failure to accept fundamental scientific truths about Earth’s climate make him an ill-suited and dangerous choice to lead the agency."
Bridenstine's nomination has been voted out of committee and the full Senate vote is coming up soon. Senators NEED to hear from you. Add your name to call on all Senators to reject Jim Bridenstine as administrator of NASA.