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I don’t have to let most followers know where I stand politically, and I have so far resisted posting anything discussing politics, but this article is too important to miss. It is very interesting, but left me so sad and hopeless for what the next 4 years + will bring. 

Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of outstanding questions Nelson wants to pursue—but after 30 productive years, his days as a scientist may be numbered.

Source: Gutting NASA’s Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages