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Donald Trump USDA Climate Science Quash Squanders US Science Leadership | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

September 8, 2019


ME. THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW STARTS THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW STARTS NOW. NOW.>>THANK YOU, MY FRIEND.>>THANK YOU, MY FRIEND. MUCH APPRECIATED. MUCH APPRECIATED. HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US. HAPPY TO HAVE YOU WITH US. THIS IS ALEXANDER FLEMING BORN THIS IS ALEXANDER FLEMING BORN IN SCOTLAND IN 1881 WHO TRAINED IN SCOTLAND IN 1881 WHO TRAINED AS A DOCTOR AND RESEARCH AS A DOCTOR AND RESEARCH SCIENTIST. SCIENTIST. IN 1914 HIS CAREER WAS IN 1914 HIS CAREER WAS INTERRUPTED WHEN HE WENT OFF TO INTERRUPTED WHEN HE WENT OFF TO SERVE IN WORLD WAR I FOR THE SERVE IN WORLD WAR I FOR THE DURATION OF THE WAR. DURATION OF THE WAR. HE RETURNED BACK IN 1918 WHERE HE RETURNED BACK IN 1918 WHERE UPON HE BECAME A PROFESSOR AT UPON HE BECAME A PROFESSOR AT ST. MARY’S MEDICAL SCHOOL IN ST. MARY’S MEDICAL SCHOOL IN LONDON WHERE HE HAD DONE HIS OWN LONDON WHERE HE HAD DONE HIS OWN MEDICAL TRAINING. MEDICAL TRAINING. ALEXANDER FLEMING’S RESEARCH WAS ALEXANDER FLEMING’S RESEARCH WAS ABOUT BACTERIA AND VIRUSS AND ABOUT BACTERIA AND VIRUSS AND VACCINES AND IN 1928 IN HIS LAB VACCINES AND IN 1928 IN HIS LAB AT ST. MARY’S, ALEXANDER FLEMING AT ST. MARY’S, ALEXANDER FLEMING HAD A FORTUITOUS AND WORLD HAD A FORTUITOUS AND WORLD CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH DIRTY CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH DIRTY DISHES. DISHES. HE HAD BEEN WORKING WITH A HE HAD BEEN WORKING WITH A FAIRLY NASTY STRAIN OF STAPH FAIRLY NASTY STRAIN OF STAPH BACTERIA IN HIS LAB WHEN HE BACTERIA IN HIS LAB WHEN HE FOUND BY ACCIDENT THAT ONE OF FOUND BY ACCIDENT THAT ONE OF THE CULTURE PLATES HE HAD BEEN THE CULTURE PLATES HE HAD BEEN WORKING WITH, I GUESS HAD BEEN WORKING WITH, I GUESS HAD BEEN NEGLECTED OR MAYBE SOMEHOW CROSS NEGLECTED OR MAYBE SOMEHOW CROSS TON TAM NATED ED CONTAMINATE AND TON TAM NATED ED CONTAMINATE AND GROWING MOLD. GROWING MOLD. THAT MIGHT BE CAUSE FOR REGRET. THAT MIGHT BE CAUSE FOR REGRET. OH, NO, YOU WOULD BE AT LEAST OH, NO, YOU WOULD BE AT LEAST MILDLY GROSSED OUT AND THAT MILDLY GROSSED OUT AND THAT WOULD BE CAUSE FOR THROWING IT WOULD BE CAUSE FOR THROWING IT OUT OR CLEANING UP THE CULTURE OUT OR CLEANING UP THE CULTURE PLATE. PLATE. WHAT FLEMING NOTICED THAT DAY IN WHAT FLEMING NOTICED THAT DAY IN 1928 AND WHAT ULTIMATELY CHANGED 1928 AND WHAT ULTIMATELY CHANGED THE WORLD AND SAVED LIVES IS ON THE WORLD AND SAVED LIVES IS ON THAT CULTURE PLATE IN WHICH HE THAT CULTURE PLATE IN WHICH HE HAD BEEN GROWING THAT STAPH HAD BEEN GROWING THAT STAPH BACTERIA, THERE WAS A SPLOTCH BACTERIA, THERE WAS A SPLOTCH AROUND THAT SPOT OF MOLD. AROUND THAT SPOT OF MOLD. IN THAT SPLOTCH SPREADING OUT IN THAT SPLOTCH SPREADING OUT FROM THE EDGES OF THE MOLD, FROM THE EDGES OF THE MOLD, THERE WAS NO BACTERIA. THERE WAS NO BACTERIA. THAT MEANT IT OCCURRED TO HIM THAT MEANT IT OCCURRED TO HIM THAT THAT MOLD WAS KILLING THE THAT THAT MOLD WAS KILLING THE BACTERIA. BACTERIA. IN THAT MOMENT, ALEXANDER IN THAT MOMENT, ALEXANDER FLEMING ASKED THE KEY FLEMING ASKED THE KEY QUESTION — HEY, WHAT’S IN THAT QUESTION — HEY, WHAT’S IN THAT MOLD? MOLD? FLEMING ENDED UP WRITING A PAPER FLEMING ENDED UP WRITING A PAPER ABOUT HIS SCORE OF AND PUBLISHED ABOUT HIS SCORE OF AND PUBLISHED IN 1929 TO NOT MUCH ACCLAIM AND IN 1929 TO NOT MUCH ACCLAIM AND NOT MUCH NOTICE. NOT MUCH NOTICE. BUT YEARS LATER, ALMOST A DECADE BUT YEARS LATER, ALMOST A DECADE LATER, SCIENTISTS WORKING AT A LATER, SCIENTISTS WORKING AT A LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD CAME ACROSS ALEXANDER PHLEGMFLEM CAME ACROSS ALEXANDER PHLEGMFLEM PAPER. PAPER. THEY DISCOVERED THIS DISCOVERY THEY DISCOVERED THIS DISCOVERY ABOUT THE MOLD KILLING OFF THE ABOUT THE MOLD KILLING OFF THE BACTERIA LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE BACTERIA LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT BE PROMISING. PROMISING. THEY STARTED TO WORK ON IT. THEY STARTED TO WORK ON IT. IN 1939 AND 1940 AND 1941, THEY IN 1939 AND 1940 AND 1941, THEY TURNED THAT INTO SOMETHING TURNED THAT INTO SOMETHING PROMISING INDEED. PROMISING INDEED. THE ANTI-BACTERIAL SUBSTANCE THE ANTI-BACTERIAL SUBSTANCE THAT ALEXANDER FLEMING STUMBLED THAT ALEXANDER FLEMING STUMBLED UPON IN THAT MOLDY DISH A DECADE UPON IN THAT MOLDY DISH A DECADE EARLIER WAS SOMETHING HE CALLED EARLIER WAS SOMETHING HE CALLED PENICILLIN. PENICILLIN. BY 1941, THOSE RESEARCHERS AT BY 1941, THOSE RESEARCHERS AT OFORDO OFORDO OXFORD AND THEY FIGURED OUT HOW OXFORD AND THEY FIGURED OUT HOW TO TURN IT INTO A MEDICAL TO TURN IT INTO A MEDICAL TREATMENT AND IT WAS CLOSE TO A TREATMENT AND IT WAS CLOSE TO A MIRACLE CURE THAT COULD SFOPTOP MIRACLE CURE THAT COULD SFOPTOP KINDS OF INFECTIONS. KINDS OF INFECTIONS. THINK ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANT AT THINK ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANT AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME AND PLACE. THIS PARTICULAR TIME AND PLACE. ENGLISH RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING ENGLISH RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING THIS MIRACLE MEDICAL CURE IN THIS MIRACLE MEDICAL CURE IN 1941. 1941. ENGLAND HAD JUST GONE TO WAR ENGLAND HAD JUST GONE TO WAR AGAINST GERMANY IN 1939 AND AGAINST GERMANY IN 1939 AND BECOME THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BECOME THE SECOND WORLD WAR. BY 1941, THINGS WERE NOT GOING BY 1941, THINGS WERE NOT GOING AWESOME TO SAY THE LEAST. AWESOME TO SAY THE LEAST. THIS TEAM OF SCIENTISTS AT THIS TEAM OF SCIENTISTS AT OXFORD HAD TAKEN ALEXANDER OXFORD HAD TAKEN ALEXANDER FLEMING’S DISCOVERY AND PRODUCED FLEMING’S DISCOVERY AND PRODUCED SOMETHING THAT COULD CHANGE SOMETHING THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. FOR THE WORLD AT LARGE IN THE FOR THE WORLD AT LARGE IN THE LONG RUN, IT COULD CHANGE LONG RUN, IT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. FOR THE WAR IN THE SHORT RUN, IT FOR THE WAR IN THE SHORT RUN, IT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING, TOO. COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING, TOO. PENICILLIN AS A MIRACLE CURE FOR PENICILLIN AS A MIRACLE CURE FOR ALL KINDS OF INFECTIONS, IT ALL KINDS OF INFECTIONS, IT WASN’T EXACTLY ON PAR WITH THE WASN’T EXACTLY ON PAR WITH THE DISCOVERY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB, DISCOVERY OF THE ATOMIC BOMB, BUT THE CLOSEST MEDICAL E85 LENT BUT THE CLOSEST MEDICAL E85 LENT AT THE TIME. AT THE TIME. IF THEY COULD ONLY FIGURE OUT IF THEY COULD ONLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO MASS PRODUCE THIS MIRACLE HOW TO MASS PRODUCE THIS MIRACLE CURE WHICH THE GERMANS DID NOT CURE WHICH THE GERMANS DID NOT HAVE, ALLIED SOLDIERS WOULD HAVE HAVE, ALLIED SOLDIERS WOULD HAVE A HUGE NEW ADVANTAGE IN THE WAR A HUGE NEW ADVANTAGE IN THE WAR NOT IN TERMS OF THE ABILITY TO NOT IN TERMS OF THE ABILITY TO KILL THE ENEMY, BUT THE ABILITY KILL THE ENEMY, BUT THE ABILITY TO SURVIVE THEIR OWN WOUNDS AND TO SURVIVE THEIR OWN WOUNDS AND THEIR OWN BATTLEFIELD ILLNESSES. THEIR OWN BATTLEFIELD ILLNESSES. IF THEY COULD ONLY GET THIS IF THEY COULD ONLY GET THIS STUFF MADE AND DISTRIBUTED IN STUFF MADE AND DISTRIBUTED IN QUANTITY, THIS COULD ABSOLUTELY QUANTITY, THIS COULD ABSOLUTELY BE A GAME CHANGER. BE A GAME CHANGER. BUT HOW COULD THEY DO THAT? BUT HOW COULD THEY DO THAT? WELL, 78 YEARS AGO TOMORROW ON WELL, 78 YEARS AGO TOMORROW ON JULY 2nd, 1941, TWO SCIENTISTS JULY 2nd, 1941, TWO SCIENTISTS FROM THAT OXFORD LAB FLEW ACROSS FROM THAT OXFORD LAB FLEW ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO THE UNITED THE ATLANTIC TO THE UNITED STATES, CARRYING A VERY, VERY STATES, CARRYING A VERY, VERY VERY PRECIOUS SUITCASE WHICH VERY PRECIOUS SUITCASE WHICH CONTAINED A BUNCH OF CAREFULLY CONTAINED A BUNCH OF CAREFULLY WRAPPED GLASS VIALS OF FREEZE WRAPPED GLASS VIALS OF FREEZE DRIED PENICILLIN AND LANDED IN DRIED PENICILLIN AND LANDED IN THE UNITED STATES TO SEE IF HERE THE UNITED STATES TO SEE IF HERE IN THE UNITED STATES IT COULD BE IN THE UNITED STATES IT COULD BE MASS PRODUCED INTO A MEDICAL MASS PRODUCED INTO A MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT COULD BE USED IN TREATMENT THAT COULD BE USED IN THE WAR EFFORT. THE WAR EFFORT. THE REASON THEY CAME HERE WAS THE REASON THEY CAME HERE WAS BECAUSE AMERICA HAD THE KNOW HOW BECAUSE AMERICA HAD THE KNOW HOW AND THE CAPABILITY TO DO IT. AND THE CAPABILITY TO DO IT. IN JULY OF 1941, AMERICA WAS NOT IN JULY OF 1941, AMERICA WAS NOT YET IN THE WAR. YET IN THE WAR. THE RESOURCES WERE THERE FOR NOT THE RESOURCES WERE THERE FOR NOT STRAINED IN THE WAY THE ALLIED STRAINED IN THE WAY THE ALLIED RESOURCES WERE FIGHTING THE WAR RESOURCES WERE FIGHTING THE WAR ALREADY. ALREADY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, AMERICA HAD MORE IMPORTANTLY, AMERICA HAD THE SCIENTIST CAN DO CAPACITY THE SCIENTIST CAN DO CAPACITY AND ACUMEN THAT THE ALLIES AND ACUMEN THAT THE ALLIES NEEDED TO GET THIS CRUCIALLY NEEDED TO GET THIS CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT JOB DONE. IMPORTANT JOB DONE. AND SO THOSE OXFORD SCIENTISTS AND SO THOSE OXFORD SCIENTISTS FLEW OVER HERE AND WENT TO THE FLEW OVER HERE AND WENT TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. U.S. GOVERNMENT. THEY WENT TO THE BEST PLACE IN THEY WENT TO THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO TRY TO PULL OFF THE WORLD TO TRY TO PULL OFF THIS BIG SCIENTIFIC LEAP. THIS BIG SCIENTIFIC LEAP. THEY WENT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT THEY WENT TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO THE RESEARCH OF AGRICULTURE TO THE RESEARCH LAB OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH LAB OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE AT THE USDA. SERVICE AT THE USDA. THERE THEY UNPACKED THEIR FREEZE THERE THEY UNPACKED THEIR FREEZE DRIED VIALS OF THIS MOLD AND DRIED VIALS OF THIS MOLD AND THEY GOT TO WORK FIGURING OUT THEY GOT TO WORK FIGURING OUT HOW TO DEVISE A METHOD FOR HOW TO DEVISE A METHOD FOR INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRODUCTION OF INDUSTRIAL SCALE PRODUCTION OF THIS MEDICAL TREATMENT THEY HAD THIS MEDICAL TREATMENT THEY HAD JUST INVENTED EDED BASED ON JUST INVENTED EDED BASED ON PENICILLIN. PENICILLIN. THE SCIENTISTS GOT TO WORK ON IT THE SCIENTISTS GOT TO WORK ON IT IMMEDIATELY. IMMEDIATELY. THEY TRIED A GOZILLION DIFFERENT THEY TRIED A GOZILLION DIFFERENT THINGS AND ULTIMATELY IN SHORT THINGS AND ULTIMATELY IN SHORT ORDER, THEY DID IT. ORDER, THEY DID IT. THEY WERE USING 10,000 GALLON THEY WERE USING 10,000 GALLON VATS AND OBSCURE CORN SUGARS AND VATS AND OBSCURE CORN SUGARS AND DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE AND DIFFERENT TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CONTROLS. HUMIDITY CONTROLS. BY THE TIME U.S. SOLDIERS WERE BY THE TIME U.S. SOLDIERS WERE JOINING THE ALLIED LAND INVASION JOINING THE ALLIED LAND INVASION OF EUROPE ON D-DAY, JUNE OF OF EUROPE ON D-DAY, JUNE OF 1944, PART OF WHAT THEY HAD ON 1944, PART OF WHAT THEY HAD ON THEIR SIDE IN THE WAR EFFORT THEIR SIDE IN THE WAR EFFORT WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES OF PENICILLIN. OF PENICILLIN. BY 1945, BRITISH NEWS REELS WERE BY 1945, BRITISH NEWS REELS WERE REPORTING ON U.S. MASS REPORTING ON U.S. MASS PRODUCTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCTION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MEDICAL ADVANCE OF THE WAR. MEDICAL ADVANCE OF THE WAR.>>INDUSTRIAL MONUMENT TO THE>>INDUSTRIAL MONUMENT TO THE MIRACLE DRUG. MIRACLE DRUG. MASS PRODUCTION PENICILLIN PLANT MASS PRODUCTION PENICILLIN PLANT OF TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA WHERE OF TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA WHERE THE MEDICINE IS BEING THE MEDICINE IS BEING MANUFACTURED WHOLESALE. MANUFACTURED WHOLESALE. YOU SEE IT PROCESSED BY RAPID YOU SEE IT PROCESSED BY RAPID FERMATION. FERMATION. IT’S DEHYDRATED AND EACH BATCH IT’S DEHYDRATED AND EACH BATCH OF 12,000 GALLONS USE ABOUT OF 12,000 GALLONS USE ABOUT 15,000 GALLONS OF CONCENTRATED 15,000 GALLONS OF CONCENTRATED PENICILLIN. PENICILLIN.>>SCIENTISTS MADE IT POSSIBLE>>SCIENTISTS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR AMERICA AND THERE BY THE FOR AMERICA AND THERE BY THE ALLIES TO MASS PRODUCE ALLIES TO MASS PRODUCE PENICILLIN IN WORLD WAR II. PENICILLIN IN WORLD WAR II. SCIENTISTS WORKING FOR THE USDA. SCIENTISTS WORKING FOR THE USDA. EVEN THAT DIVISION, THE EVEN THAT DIVISION, THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE STILL EXISTS. STILL EXISTS. IT IS STILL A WORLD LEADING IT IS STILL A WORLD LEADING ELITE HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL TYPES ELITE HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL TYPES OF PRACTICAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL OF PRACTICAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. IF YOU ARE FEELING A TREMOR IN IF YOU ARE FEELING A TREMOR IN THE PLOT HERE IT’S BECAUSE AS THE PLOT HERE IT’S BECAUSE AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, TODAY CUTTING YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, TODAY CUTTING EDGE PRACTICAL SCIENTIFIC EDGE PRACTICAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS HAVING TO RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS HAVING TO DO WITH THE NATURAL WORLD AND DO WITH THE NATURAL WORLD AND HOW TO GROW THINGS AND HOW TO GROW THINGS AND AGRICULTURE AT EVERY SCALE IN AGRICULTURE AT EVERY SCALE IN THIS DAY AND AGE, THAT THIS DAY AND AGE, THAT INEVITABLEY MEANS TALKING ABOUT INEVITABLEY MEANS TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE EVEN CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE IF YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE CAUSES, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT CAUSES, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT COPING AND PREDICTING IT AND COPING AND PREDICTING IT AND MITIGATEING IT HOWEVER YOU CAN MITIGATEING IT HOWEVER YOU CAN EVEN WHEN THAT TAKES PLACE EVEN WHEN THAT TAKES PLACE WITHIN THE U.S. FEDERAL WITHIN THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LED BY A PRESIDENT GOVERNMENT LED BY A PRESIDENT NAMED DONALD J. TRUMP. NAMED DONALD J. TRUMP. ONE OF THE BIG TAKEAWAYS AT THE ONE OF THE BIG TAKEAWAYS AT THE DEBATE BOTH SUBSTANTIVELY AND DEBATE BOTH SUBSTANTIVELY AND STYLISTICALLY WAS THE DEGREE TO STYLISTICALLY WAS THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE CANDIDATES WANTED TO WHICH THE CANDIDATES WANTED TO BE SEEN TO BE COMPETING WITH BE SEEN TO BE COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER IN PART ON THE BASIS EACH OTHER IN PART ON THE BASIS OF WHOSE MOST SERIOUS ABOUT IT OF WHOSE MOST SERIOUS ABOUT IT AND WHO IS MOST AGGRESSIVE ON AND WHO IS MOST AGGRESSIVE ON THE NEED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF THE NEED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE. CLIMATE. THEY ARE FIGHTING OVER WHO THEY ARE FIGHTING OVER WHO SHOULD BE SEEN AS HAVING THE SHOULD BE SEEN AS HAVING THE BEST CLIMATE PLAN AND THE BEST CLIMATE PLAN AND THE THREATS FROM CLIMATE CLIMATE THREATS FROM CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ABILITY TO GET CHANGE AND THE ABILITY TO GET BIG THINGS DONE. BIG THINGS DONE. AT THE HIGH LEVEL OF AMERICAN AT THE HIGH LEVEL OF AMERICAN ELECTORAL POLITICS FOR THE FIRST ELECTORAL POLITICS FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG TIME, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG CONTEST FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONTEST FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP THAT CENTERS ON THE ISSUE OF THAT CENTERS ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT WE ARE CLIMATE CHANGE AND WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO ABOUT IT AS A SUPPOSED TO DO ABOUT IT AS A COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THAT IS A LANDMARK THING AND THAT IS A LANDMARK THING AND THAT CONTEST AMONG THE DEMOCRATS THAT CONTEST AMONG THE DEMOCRATS IS GOING TO BE FASCINATING TO IS GOING TO BE FASCINATING TO WATCH. WATCH. THEY WANT TO NOT ONLY DO THEY WANT TO NOT ONLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT WE GET SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT WE GET TO SEE THEM ALL COMPETE AS TO TO SEE THEM ALL COMPETE AS TO WHO CAN SET THEMSELVES APART AND WHO CAN SET THEMSELVES APART AND CONNECT THE MOST WITH VOTERS ON CONNECT THE MOST WITH VOTERS ON THE ISSUE AND PROVE THE ABILITY THE ISSUE AND PROVE THE ABILITY TO GET PRACTICAL THINGS DONE ON TO GET PRACTICAL THINGS DONE ON THAT ISSUE. THAT ISSUE. THAT’S HAPPENING IN DEMOCRATIC THAT’S HAPPENING IN DEMOCRATIC ELECTORAL POLITICS. ELECTORAL POLITICS. SIMULTANEOUSLY WITHIN THE SIMULTANEOUSLY WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LED BY DONALD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LED BY DONALD TRUMP, THERE IS ALREADY SUPER TRUMP, THERE IS ALREADY SUPER HIGH LEVEL PRACTICAL RESEARCH HIGH LEVEL PRACTICAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS HAPPENING AT A AND ANALYSIS HAPPENING AT A WORLD CLASS LEVEL ON HOW TO WORLD CLASS LEVEL ON HOW TO PREDICT AND COPE WITH AND E PREDICT AND COPE WITH AND E MELIORATE CLIMATE CHANGE. MELIORATE CLIMATE CHANGE. THAT IS HAPPENING AT POLICES THAT IS HAPPENING AT POLICES LIKE USDA ARE LEADING THE WORLD LIKE USDA ARE LEADING THE WORLD IN THAT RESEARCH. IN THAT RESEARCH. THAT IS HAPPENING DESPITE THE THAT IS HAPPENING DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF THE TRUMP BEST EFFORTS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO SHUT ALL OF ADMINISTRATION TO SHUT ALL OF THAT DOWN. THAT DOWN. POLITICO ROUNDED UP FINDINGS POLITICO ROUNDED UP FINDINGS FROM SCIENTISTS AT USDA FROM SCIENTISTS AT USDA INCLUDING FROM AGRICULTURAL INCLUDING FROM AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE THAT DEVELOPED RESEARCH SERVICE THAT DEVELOPED THE ABILITY TO MASS PRODUCE THE ABILITY TO MASS PRODUCE PENICILLIN IN WORLD WAR II. PENICILLIN IN WORLD WAR II. SCIENTISTS AT THAT AGENCY TODAY SCIENTISTS AT THAT AGENCY TODAY HAVE PRODUCED A WHOLE LITANY OF HAVE PRODUCED A WHOLE LITANY OF SUPER CONSEQUENTIAL SUPER SUPER CONSEQUENTIAL SUPER PRACTICAL STUFF ABOUT CLIMATE PRACTICAL STUFF ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE THAT THE TRUMP CHANGE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO KA BOSH AND ENSURE THAT THE TO KA BOSH AND ENSURE THAT THE FINDINGS FROM SCIENTISTS NEVER FINDINGS FROM SCIENTISTS NEVER GET DISTRIBUTE AND NEVER GET GET DISTRIBUTE AND NEVER GET PUBLICIZED. PUBLICIZED. THIS IS PRACTICAL STUFF. THIS IS PRACTICAL STUFF. CONSEQUENTIAL STUFF THAT CONSEQUENTIAL STUFF THAT SCIENTISTS WORKING FOR THE SCIENTISTS WORKING FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE FIGURE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE FIGURE THE OUT AND PRODUCED TO A THE OUT AND PRODUCED TO A PEER-REVIEWED LEVEL AND READY TO PEER-REVIEWED LEVEL AND READY TO GO. GO. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO KEEP IT ALL BEEN TRYING TO KEEP IT ALL QUIET. QUIET. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A SCIENTIST EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A SCIENTIST OR NOT PARTICULARLY WELL VERSED OR NOT PARTICULARLY WELL VERSED IN THIS FIELD, YOU LOOK AT THE IN THIS FIELD, YOU LOOK AT THE SUBJECTS OF THIS RESEARCH AND SUBJECTS OF THIS RESEARCH AND YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IT MIGHT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY IT MIGHT BE IMPORTANT TO GET THIS STUFF BE IMPORTANT TO GET THIS STUFF OUT THERE. OUT THERE. IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR, FOR IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, A USDA SCIENTIST LOOKED EXAMPLE, A USDA SCIENTIST LOOKED AT PRAIRIE GRASSES THAT ARE AT PRAIRIE GRASSES THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR GRAZING CATTLE. IMPORTANT FOR GRAZING CATTLE. AS THE LEVEL OF CARBON DIOXIDE AS THE LEVEL OF CARBON DIOXIDE GOES UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE, THAT GOES UP IN THE ATMOSPHERE, THAT SUPER CHARGES THE PHOTO SUPER CHARGES THE PHOTO SYNTHESIS PROCESS AND THE SYNTHESIS PROCESS AND THE PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THE PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THE COWS THAT EAT THOSE CRASSES IS COWS THAT EAT THOSE CRASSES IS THAT THE PROTEIN CONTENT DROPS. THAT THE PROTEIN CONTENT DROPS. IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN RANCHING IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN RANCHING OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS TO DO OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS TO DO WITH CATTLE PRODUCTION, LEARNING WITH CATTLE PRODUCTION, LEARNING THAT INCREASED C02 AND THE THAT INCREASED C02 AND THE HALLMARK OF CLIMATE CHANGE HALLMARK OF CLIMATE CHANGE DECREASES THE PROTEIN CONTENT OF DECREASES THE PROTEIN CONTENT OF WHAT YOUR KOUS ARE EATING. WHAT YOUR KOUS ARE EATING. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS COVERING IT UP. COVERING IT UP. 2017. 2017. SUPER PRACTICAL FINDINGS FOR SUPER PRACTICAL FINDINGS FOR FARMERS DEALING WITH NUTRIENT FARMERS DEALING WITH NUTRIENT RUN OFF AND AGRICULTURAL RUN OFF AND AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN THE MISSISSIPPI POLLUTION IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA. DELTA. SCIENTISTS STUDY HOW FARMERS CAN SCIENTISTS STUDY HOW FARMERS CAN MAKE RELATIVELY SIMPLE VERY MAKE RELATIVELY SIMPLE VERY PRACTICAL CHOICES THAT CAN HAVE PRACTICAL CHOICES THAT CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THAT. A BIG IMPACT ON THAT. NOT ROTOTILLING THEIR SOIL AND NOT ROTOTILLING THEIR SOIL AND PLANTING COVER CROPS. PLANTING COVER CROPS. QUANTIFYING THE EFFECT STEPS QUANTIFYING THE EFFECT STEPS LIKE THAT CAN HAVE. LIKE THAT CAN HAVE. INCREASED POLLUTION AND RUN OFF INCREASED POLLUTION AND RUN OFF PROBLEMS. PROBLEMS. LAST SUMMER, A PROMISING FINDING LAST SUMMER, A PROMISING FINDING FROM USDA SCIENTISTS THAT COFFEE FROM USDA SCIENTISTS THAT COFFEE CAN BE A SORT OF CANARY IN THE CAN BE A SORT OF CANARY IN THE COAL MINE TEST SUBJECT FOR COAL MINE TEST SUBJECT FOR SCIENTIST WHO IS ARE TRYING TO SCIENTIST WHO IS ARE TRYING TO MONITOR AND ANTICIPATE HOW PEST MONITOR AND ANTICIPATE HOW PEST BIOLOGY WILL CHANGE AS LEVEL BIOLOGY WILL CHANGE AS LEVEL GUESS UP. GUESS UP. COFFEE IS BEING AFFECTED BY C02. COFFEE IS BEING AFFECTED BY C02. SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN STUDYING SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN STUDYING HOW COFFEE SPECIFICALLY MIGHT HOW COFFEE SPECIFICALLY MIGHT HELP WHEN IT COMES TO STUDYING HELP WHEN IT COMES TO STUDYING INSECTS AND WEEDS AND GROWTH INSECTS AND WEEDS AND GROWTH PATTERNS AND OTHER STUFF THAT PATTERNS AND OTHER STUFF THAT MIGHT CHANGE AS LEVELS OF CARBON MIGHT CHANGE AS LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE GO UP. DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE GO UP. THEN THERE IS THIS ONE. THEN THERE IS THIS ONE. EVEN IF THIS IS NOT YOUR FIELD. EVEN IF THIS IS NOT YOUR FIELD. STEP BACK AND APPRECIATE THE STEP BACK AND APPRECIATE THE BIBLICAL CONSEQUENCE OF THIS BIBLICAL CONSEQUENCE OF THIS RESEARCH. RESEARCH. ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD CROP ON PLANET EARTH IS RICE. CROP ON PLANET EARTH IS RICE. MORE THAN 600 MILLION PEOPLE ON MORE THAN 600 MILLION PEOPLE ON EARTH GET MORE THAN HALF OF EARTH GET MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR CALORIES OR PROTEIN FROM THEIR CALORIES OR PROTEIN FROM RICE ON A DAILY BASIS. RICE ON A DAILY BASIS. EARLIER THIS YEAR, USDA EARLIER THIS YEAR, USDA SCIENTISTS CAME TO A POTENTIALLY SCIENTISTS CAME TO A POTENTIALLY EARTH-SHAKING CONCLUSION ABOUT EARTH-SHAKING CONCLUSION ABOUT RICE. RICE. THEY FOUND THAT AS CARBON THEY FOUND THAT AS CARBON DIOXIDE INCREASES IN THE DIOXIDE INCREASES IN THE ATMOSPHERE, RICE LOSES ITS ATMOSPHERE, RICE LOSES ITS VITAMINS. VITAMINS. THAT MEANS THE CROP THAT MORE THAT MEANS THE CROP THAT MORE THAN 600 MILLION HUME ONANS COUN THAN 600 MILLION HUME ONANS COUN IS GOING TO GET LESS NUTRITIOUS IS GOING TO GET LESS NUTRITIOUS AS CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS RISE. AS CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS RISE. THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT. THAT. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BURIED TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BURIED THAT. THAT. THEY EVEN TRIED TO BLOCK OUTSIDE THEY EVEN TRIED TO BLOCK OUTSIDE SCIENTISTS WHO WORKED AT OTHER SCIENTISTS WHO WORKED AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS. INSTITUTIONS. SCIENTIST WHO IS WORKED FROM SCIENTIST WHO IS WORKED FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS WITH THE USDA OTHER INSTITUTIONS WITH THE USDA SCIENTISTS ON THAT STUDY, THE SCIENTISTS ON THAT STUDY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO BLOCK THEIR OUTSIDE INSTITUTIONS BLOCK THEIR OUTSIDE INSTITUTIONS FROM PUTTING OUT ANY PRESS FROM PUTTING OUT ANY PRESS RELEASES OR STATEMENTS RELEASES OR STATEMENTS ANNOUNCING THESE FINDINGS AND ANNOUNCING THESE FINDINGS AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE TO KEEP THEM WANTED TO MAKE SURE TO KEEP THEM QUIET. QUIET. YOU ARE ONLY DEALING WITH YOU ARE ONLY DEALING WITH POTENTIAL STARVATION OF 600 POTENTIAL STARVATION OF 600 MILLION PEOPLE OR MASSIVE MILLION PEOPLE OR MASSIVE CHANGES IN NUTRITIONAL NEEDS FOR CHANGES IN NUTRITIONAL NEEDS FOR 600 MILLION PEOPLE. 600 MILLION PEOPLE. WHY WOULD ANYONE NEED TO KNOW WHY WOULD ANYONE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT? POLITICO INTERVIEWED ONE POLITICO INTERVIEWED ONE SCIENTIST WHO SPOKE ON THE SCIENTIST WHO SPOKE ON THE CONDITION OF ANONYMITY TO AVOID CONDITION OF ANONYMITY TO AVOID THE POSSIBILITY OF RETALIATION THE POSSIBILITY OF RETALIATION AND HE SAID WHY THE HELL IS THE AND HE SAID WHY THE HELL IS THE U.S. WHO IS THE LEADER IN U.S. WHO IS THE LEADER IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, WHY ARE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, WHY ARE THEY IGNORING THIS? THEY IGNORING THIS? IT’S NOT LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING IT’S NOT LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING ESOTERIC. ESOTERIC. THIS HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ENTIRE PLANET. THE ENTIRE PLANET. YOU CAN ONLY POSTPONE REALITY YOU CAN ONLY POSTPONE REALITY FOR SO LONG. FOR SO LONG. I KNOW EVERYBODY DECRIES I KNOW EVERYBODY DECRIES PARTISANSHIP AND THE TWO PARTIES PARTISANSHIP AND THE TWO PARTIES ON TWO PLANETS. ON TWO PLANETS. I KNOW. I KNOW. THERE IS ONLY ONE EARTH AND HERE THERE IS ONLY ONE EARTH AND HERE ON EARTH ONE, THE PARTISAN ON EARTH ONE, THE PARTISAN DIVIDE ON THIS SUBJECT IN DIVIDE ON THIS SUBJECT IN PARTICULAR AND THE DIFFERENT PARTICULAR AND THE DIFFERENT PARTISAN EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW OF PARTISAN EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW OF THIS SUBJECT IN WASHINGTON IS THIS SUBJECT IN WASHINGTON IS NUTS. NUTS. HERE’S THE DEMOCRATS RIGHT NOW. HERE’S THE DEMOCRATS RIGHT NOW. IN A 20-WAY NO HOLDS BARRED IN A 20-WAY NO HOLDS BARRED FULL-SCALE WRESTLING MATCH FULL-SCALE WRESTLING MATCH TRYING TO APPEAR TO BE THE MOST TRYING TO APPEAR TO BE THE MOST AGGRESSIVE AND INVESTED AND THE AGGRESSIVE AND INVESTED AND THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THE MOST MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THE MOST COMMITTED TO TAKING CLIMATE COMMITTED TO TAKING CLIMATE CHANGE SERIOUSLY AND DOING CHANGE SERIOUSLY AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WHILE THE REPUBLICAN WHILE THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION IN WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION IN WASHINGTON OVERSEES A WORLD RENOWNED OVERSEES A WORLD RENOWNED INCREDIBLY CAPABLE AND ADVANCED INCREDIBLY CAPABLE AND ADVANCED SCIENTISTS WHO ARE ALREADY SCIENTISTS WHO ARE ALREADY WORKING ON THE MOST PRACTICAL WORKING ON THE MOST PRACTICAL STUFF POSSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO STUFF POSSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. PEER-REVIEWED WORLD CLASS PEER-REVIEWED WORLD CLASS SCIENCE WHICH IS ALREADY SCIENCE WHICH IS ALREADY HAPPENING WITH U.S. TAXPAYERS HAPPENING WITH U.S. TAXPAYERS HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR AND READY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR AND READY TO BE PUBLISHED AND THE TRUMP TO BE PUBLISHED AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING THAT ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING THAT STUFF AND ACTIVELY SHUTTING IT STUFF AND ACTIVELY SHUTTING IT DOWN. DOWN. REFUSING TO RELEASE THAT REFUSING TO RELEASE THAT RESEARCH. RESEARCH. AS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT A COUPLE AS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT A COUPLE OF TIMES HERE ON THE SHOW, THE OF TIMES HERE ON THE SHOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO RIGHT NOW TRYING TO DISMANTLE A RIGHT NOW TRYING TO DISMANTLE A BIG CHUNK OF THE CAPACITY AT BIG CHUNK OF THE CAPACITY AT THAT PIONEERING AGENCY. THAT PIONEERING AGENCY. “THE WASHINGTON POST” SAID IT “THE WASHINGTON POST” SAID IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN SEEMS LIKE IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. THE USDA EMPLOYEES FACE A STARK THE USDA EMPLOYEES FACE A STARK CHOICE. CHOICE. MOVE OR BE FIRED. MOVE OR BE FIRED. SCIENTISTS AT USDA WERE GIVEN A SCIENTISTS AT USDA WERE GIVEN A DOCUMENT WITH TWO BLANK BOXES ON DOCUMENT WITH TWO BLANK BOXES ON IT AND TOLD THEY NEEDED TO CHECK IT AND TOLD THEY NEEDED TO CHECK ONE OF THE TWO BOXES. ONE OF THE TWO BOXES. OPTION A, ACCEPT A FORCED OPTION A, ACCEPT A FORCED TRANSFER OUT OF WASHINGTON AWAY TRANSFER OUT OF WASHINGTON AWAY FROM USDA TO A CITY WHERE THERE FROM USDA TO A CITY WHERE THERE ARE NOT EVEN OFFICES FOR THEM. ARE NOT EVEN OFFICES FOR THEM. NO BUILDING TO MOVE THEM INTO. NO BUILDING TO MOVE THEM INTO. OR OPTION B, AGREE TO BE FIRED. OR OPTION B, AGREE TO BE FIRED. FOR THE CRIME OF REFUSING TO BE FOR THE CRIME OF REFUSING TO BE MOVED HALFWAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY MOVED HALFWAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR NO REASON. FOR NO REASON. THESE ARE SCIENTISTS WHO DO THESE ARE SCIENTISTS WHO DO ANALYSES OF GLOBAL COMMODITY ANALYSES OF GLOBAL COMMODITY PRODUCTION AND TRADE AND PRODUCTION AND TRADE AND AGRICULTURE POLICIES. AGRICULTURE POLICIES. THESE ARE THE SCIENTIST WHO IS THESE ARE THE SCIENTIST WHO IS LOOK AT THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE LOOK AT THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE. CHANGE ON AGRICULTURE. AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS CLAMPED DOWN ON THEIR WORK AND CLAMPED DOWN ON THEIR WORK AND NOW ANNOUNCED THAT HUNDREDS OF NOW ANNOUNCED THAT HUNDREDS OF THEM WILL BE RELOCATED ON ZERO THEM WILL BE RELOCATED ON ZERO NOTICE ON A MANDATORY BASIS TO NOTICE ON A MANDATORY BASIS TO KANSAS CITY AND IF YOU DON’T KANSAS CITY AND IF YOU DON’T MOVE, YOU WILL BE FIRED. MOVE, YOU WILL BE FIRED. THEY ARE WARNING THAT THIS IS THEY ARE WARNING THAT THIS IS GOING TO DECIMATE THE RANKS OF GOING TO DECIMATE THE RANKS OF SCIENTISTS AT ONE OF AMERICA’S SCIENTISTS AT ONE OF AMERICA’S PREMIER SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS. PREMIER SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS. THESE AGENCY ARE GOING TO LOSE THESE AGENCY ARE GOING TO LOSE 80, 90, OR 100% OF THEIR 80, 90, OR 100% OF THEIR SCIENTISTS ALL AT ONCE. SCIENTISTS ALL AT ONCE. TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. IN THE RESOURCE AND RURAL IN THE RESOURCE AND RURAL ECONOMICS DIVISION, MORE THAN ECONOMICS DIVISION, MORE THAN 90% OF EMPLOYEES WHO STUDY 90% OF EMPLOYEES WHO STUDY CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE ECONOMY MAY LEAVE. AND THE ECONOMY MAY LEAVE. THE FOOD ECONOMICS DIVISION THAT THE FOOD ECONOMICS DIVISION THAT STUDIES FOOD SAFETY AND PRICING STUDIES FOOD SAFETY AND PRICING COULD REACH AS HIGH AS 89%. COULD REACH AS HIGH AS 89%. THESE SCIENTISTS WERE TOLD FOR THESE SCIENTISTS WERE TOLD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON JUNE 13th THAT THE FIRST TIME ON JUNE 13th THAT THEY WERE GOING TO NEED TO MOVE THEY WERE GOING TO NEED TO MOVE THEIR FAMILIES IMMEDIATELY OR THEIR FAMILIES IMMEDIATELY OR QUIT. QUIT. THEY WERE GIVEN ONE MONTH TO THEY WERE GIVEN ONE MONTH TO MAKE THE DECISION. MAKE THE DECISION. THEY NEEDED TO TELL THE AGENCY THEY NEEDED TO TELL THE AGENCY WHICH IT’S GOING TO BE. WHICH IT’S GOING TO BE. MOVE 1,000 MILES ON NO NOTICE MOVE 1,000 MILES ON NO NOTICE WITH YOUR FAMILY IMMEDIATELY OR WITH YOUR FAMILY IMMEDIATELY OR BE FIRED. BE FIRED. THEY WERE GIVEN ONE MONTH TO THEY WERE GIVEN ONE MONTH TO MAKE THE DECISION. MAKE THE DECISION. THE DECISION IS DUE AT 11:59 THE DECISION IS DUE AT 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON MONDAY JULY P.M. EASTERN TIME ON MONDAY JULY 15th, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. 15th, TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. THERE IS NO BUILDING OR OFFICE THERE IS NO BUILDING OR OFFICE TO MOVE THESE PEOPLE INTO IN TO MOVE THESE PEOPLE INTO IN KANSAS CITY. KANSAS CITY. THE AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED THE AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION THINKS ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION THINKS THIS MOVE WILL COME AT A COST TO THIS MOVE WILL COME AT A COST TO TAXPAYERS TO 80 TO $180 MILLION. TAXPAYERS TO 80 TO $180 MILLION. FOR THAT LOW PRICE, WE FIRE ALL FOR THAT LOW PRICE, WE FIRE ALL OF THESE SCIENTISTS. OF THESE SCIENTISTS. CONGRATULATIONS. CONGRATULATIONS. WHAT ELSE CAN WE GET YOU FOR WHAT ELSE CAN WE GET YOU FOR THAT MONEY? THAT MONEY? WE HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS SINCE WE HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS SINCE THE SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN THE SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN SOUNDING THE ALARM SINCE THE SOUNDING THE ALARM SINCE THE SCIENTISTS WERE TOLD ALL OF A SCIENTISTS WERE TOLD ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE, NO PUBLIC SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE, NO PUBLIC COMMENT AND NO CHANCE TO GO SEE COMMENT AND NO CHANCE TO GO SEE THE SITE. THE SITE. THEY NEED TO UPROOT THEIR THEY NEED TO UPROOT THEIR FAMILIES AND MOVE OR GET FIRED. FAMILIES AND MOVE OR GET FIRED. WE HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS AND WE HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS AND THINK THERE WAS AN EXPECTATION THINK THERE WAS AN EXPECTATION FROM EVERYBODY WHO TALKED ABOUT FROM EVERYBODY WHO TALKED ABOUT IT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IT THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WAS GOING FOR IT AND TRYING THIS WAS GOING FOR IT AND TRYING THIS GAMBIT USING THIS FORCED GAMBIT USING THIS FORCED RELOCATION THING AS A WAY TO TRY RELOCATION THING AS A WAY TO TRY TO EMPTY OUT THIS PART OF THE TO EMPTY OUT THIS PART OF THE SCIENTIFIC CAPACITY OF THE U.S. SCIENTIFIC CAPACITY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. THERE WAS SOME EXPECTATIONS WE THERE WAS SOME EXPECTATIONS WE TALKED TO ABOUT THIS STORY THAT TALKED TO ABOUT THIS STORY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE BLOCKED FROM GOING AHEAD WITH BE BLOCKED FROM GOING AHEAD WITH THIS. THIS. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IT NOW LOOKS LIKE TIME IS RUNNING NOW LOOKS LIKE TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE OUT AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO DO IT UNLESS SOMETHING GOING TO DO IT UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES IN SORT ORDER. CHANGES IN SORT ORDER. THE SCIENTISTS ARE DOING THE SCIENTISTS ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN AND THEN EVERYTHING THEY CAN AND THEN SOME. SOME. THEY THEMSELVES VOTED RECENTLY THEY THEMSELVES VOTED RECENTLY TO FORM A UNION ONLY BY FORMING TO FORM A UNION ONLY BY FORMING A UNION AND MAKING A FORMAL A UNION AND MAKING A FORMAL DEMAND AS A NEWLY UNIONIZED DEMAND AS A NEWLY UNIONIZED WORKFORCE THAT THEY GET AN WORKFORCE THAT THEY GET AN AGREEMENT FROM TO TALK FOR THE AGREEMENT FROM TO TALK FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT THIS MOVE TO FIRST TIME ABOUT THIS MOVE TO START NEGOTIATING ABOUT IT FOR START NEGOTIATING ABOUT IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE FIRST TIME. THE AGENCY TOLD THE SCIENTISTS THE AGENCY TOLD THE SCIENTISTS THAT THEY ARE HAPPY TO START THAT THEY ARE HAPPY TO START NEGOTIATIONS AND THE DISCUSSIONS NEGOTIATIONS AND THE DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM ON JULY 16th. WITH THEM ON JULY 16th. THAT’S THE DAY AFTER ALL THE THAT’S THE DAY AFTER ALL THE SCIENTISTS WILL BE FIRED IF THEY SCIENTISTS WILL BE FIRED IF THEY DON’T MOVE. DON’T MOVE. THE DAY AFTER IS WHEN THEY ARE THE DAY AFTER IS WHEN THEY ARE WILLING TO START TALKING ABOUT WILLING TO START TALKING ABOUT IT. IT. THE OTHER PATH HERE IS THAT THE OTHER PATH HERE IS THAT DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BLOCK WHAT THE TRUMP TRYING TO BLOCK WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS DOING HERE, ADMINISTRATION IS DOING HERE, BUT AS “THE WASHINGTON POST” BUT AS “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS TODAY, YOU SEE IN THE REPORTS TODAY, YOU SEE IN THE HAD THE LINE, DEMOCRATS ARE HAD THE LINE, DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS TO STOP RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS TO STOP TRUMP FROM DOING THIS. TRUMP FROM DOING THIS. THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM THE THE MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ELEANOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ELEANOR HOLMES NORTHER IS SUGGESTING AS HOLMES NORTHER IS SUGGESTING AS A LAST ACT OF DESPERATION, THEY A LAST ACT OF DESPERATION, THEY SHOULD GO TO COURT AND SUE TO SHOULD GO TO COURT AND SUE TO TRY TO STOP THEM FROM DOING IT. TRY TO STOP THEM FROM DOING IT. SHE IS SUGGESTING THAT MAYBE SHE IS SUGGESTING THAT MAYBE LITIGATION IS THE ONLY BEST LAST LITIGATION IS THE ONLY BEST LAST HOPE HERE. HOPE HERE. THE OTHER DYNAMIC AT WORK HERE THE OTHER DYNAMIC AT WORK HERE IS NOW A ROBUSTLY JOINED IS NOW A ROBUSTLY JOINED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN WHICH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN IN WHICH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN DEMOCRATIC POLITICS IN WHICH DEMOCRATIC POLITICS IN WHICH THESE CANDIDATES ARE COMPETING THESE CANDIDATES ARE COMPETING TO SEE WHO CAN BE THE MOST TO SEE WHO CAN BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE ON THE ISSUE OF EFFECTIVE ON THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE. CLIMATE. THAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. WHILE THE TIP OF THE SPEAR WHILE THE TIP OF THE SPEAR SCIENTISTS WORKING ON THE MOST SCIENTISTS WORKING ON THE MOST PRACTICAL IMAGINAL CHALLENGES PRACTICAL IMAGINAL CHALLENGES THAT COME FROM CLIMATE CHANGE THAT COME FROM CLIMATE CHANGE ARE ALL GETTING FIRED TWO WEEKS ARE ALL GETTING FIRED TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. FROM TODAY. THAT PART OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT THAT PART OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS ESSENTIALLY BEING SHUT DOWN IS ESSENTIALLY BEING SHUT DOWN UNLESS SOMEBODY CAN FIGURE OUT A UNLESS SOMEBODY CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO STOP IT. WAY TO STOP IT. SO IT IS THIS REMARKABLE SO IT IS THIS REMARKABLE CONFLUENCE OF DYNAMICS AND CONFLUENCE OF DYNAMICS AND EVENTS. EVENTS. CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPORTANT TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPORTANT TO DEMOCRATIC VOTERS. DEMOCRATIC VOTERS. CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPORTANT TO CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPORTANT TO YOUNG VOTERS OF ALL STRIPES. YOUNG VOTERS OF ALL STRIPES. CLIMATE CHANGE SEEMS BIG AND CLIMATE CHANGE SEEMS BIG AND OVERWHELMING FOR SOMETHING LIKE OVERWHELMING FOR SOMETHING LIKE HUMANS CAN WORRY ABOUT IT, BUT HUMANS CAN WORRY ABOUT IT, BUT NOT DO MUCH ABOUT IT. NOT DO MUCH ABOUT IT. WHAT CAN YOU DO? WHAT CAN YOU DO? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SCALE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SCALE OF THE EARTH. OF THE EARTH. WHAT CAN YOU DO? WHAT CAN YOU DO? HERE’S A THING OUR GOVERNMENT IS HERE’S A THING OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING RIGHT NOW OVER THE NEXT 14 DOING RIGHT NOW OVER THE NEXT 14 DAYS. DAYS. TO DECIMATE THE MOST ADVANCED TO DECIMATE THE MOST ADVANCED AND PRACTICAL CLIMATE SCIENCE IN AND PRACTICAL CLIMATE SCIENCE IN THE WORLD AND DISASSEMBLE THE THE WORLD AND DISASSEMBLE THE GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO EVER DO GOVERNMENT’S ABILITY TO EVER DO IT AGAIN. IT AGAIN. THOSE SCIENTISTS ARE GOING TO BE THOSE SCIENTISTS ARE GOING TO BE FIRED TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. FIRED TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL EITHER BE STOPPED OR THEY WILL EITHER BE STOPPED OR THEY WILL NOT. NOT. IF THEY ARE NOT STOPPED, THIS IF THEY ARE NOT STOPPED, THIS WORLD LEADING CAPACITY THAT WE WORLD LEADING CAPACITY THAT WE HAVE BUILT AND PAID FOR AS HAVE BUILT AND PAID FOR AS AMERICAN TAXPAYERS FOR AMERICAN TAXPAYERS FOR GENERATIONS HELPED THE ALLIES GENERATIONS HELPED THE ALLIES WIN WORLD WAR II. WIN WORLD WAR II. THAT IS CAPACITY THAT WILL BE THAT IS CAPACITY THAT WILL BE REALLY HARD TO EVER GET BACK, REALLY HARD TO EVER GET BACK, EVER. EVER. AFTER YOU FIRE HUNDREDS OF AFTER YOU FIRE HUNDREDS OF SCIENTISTS ALL WORKING AT THE SCIENTISTS ALL WORKING AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME.

100 Comments

  • Reply Peter July 3, 2019 at 9:09 am

    What better way is there to silence scientists who are likely to publish research the administration does not want to be made public ?

  • Reply T Urban July 3, 2019 at 9:10 am

    285 thumbs-down, equals 285 complete idiots.

  • Reply Tom Pratz July 3, 2019 at 9:29 am

    MAGA….2020🖕

  • Reply Alek Hidell July 3, 2019 at 9:38 am

    The climate is always changing. IT has for Billions of years well before SUVs etc. Its amazing that all the “change” is negative never positive. By simple statistics Some locations on the planet must get a better climate but this never gets a mention. Climate alarmism is simply a new religion. Thank God Trump is president!!!

  • Reply Lance July 3, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Trump wants to fire the scientist and close shop to put money in his pockets, yes I meant plural Senate Republicans. Instead of taking of the deficit, they are getting us more into debts. Look at the 4th of July events, he's not paying for it . Taxpayers are paying for it. .

  • Reply Denise Eugene July 3, 2019 at 10:27 am

    The only country at the G20 to NOT participate in the global challenge threat . Even Russia China the Saudi’s are in.

  • Reply Sue Fila July 3, 2019 at 10:36 am

    The dystopian world of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is just a few steps away…..WAKE UP! Or perhaps you’ll just sit back and revel in your ‘dear leader’s’ July 4th celebrations…..of his power and the love the people have for him! Your apathy will be the end of the Democracy you have enjoyed…..

  • Reply Dhanushkodi Varadharajan July 3, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Can't they bring a court injunction to stop this move ?

  • Reply Dhanushkodi Varadharajan July 3, 2019 at 11:23 am

    This is a horror story. The devil is at work in the White House.

  • Reply Robin Lindgren July 3, 2019 at 11:34 am

    as an atheist, I have been asked a couple of times the question "what's the harm in religion?"
    here's one type of harm: there are really only 2 groups of people that argue against climate change; religious people and corporations. corporations do it because it is in their financial interest and because religious people did it first so the corporations just clung on to their retoric, so really, this whole issue was originally spawned by religious people, perhaps it isn't them that perpetuate it now, but it was them that seeded it and nurtured the seed until the retoric got a life of its own. why were religious people saying that climate change isn't real? because several holy teachings (including the abrahamic teachings of the bible, quran and the tora, as well as many others) claim that the earth was created by god and would last either forever or until some kind of global ascension and it would be heresy to claim that the actions of the insignificant humanity could possibly affect that which was created by god. this is the origin of climate denial.

  • Reply pamela July 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

    What can we do about this?

  • Reply careaboutmychildren craig July 3, 2019 at 11:40 am

    The Ironic tragic poetic justice is that in 20 years all the deniers will be hiding their denial in deep dark holes. The effects will be so stark and in our face, and we will have past our time threshold to hold climate change at a manageable level. We will be on course for 6 degrees, have the courage to look it up read 10 or so articles or more. All the deniers will be hiding, no one will openly deny. They will trying to blend in as our grandchildren begin to demand answers and demand accountability. Once again we will have missed an opportunity to prevent a world disaster that will likely Dwarf WWII in suffering. Its time to start the discussion of accountability for our future. Climate, species extinction, Migrant treatment, not helping our neighbor countries…………

  • Reply Tony Wilson July 3, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Rachel, love the passion, empathize with the frustration but you gotta realise that its a waste of time screaming at Trump and his supporters. You have a better chance of yelling at a rock and getting it to change into a flower.
    Just the other day the whole world saw a dead little girl whose only fault was having a father who wanted a better life for her.
    All Trump could do was blame others while his precious little daughter acted like a spoiled brat to in front of the world.

  • Reply Sparky's Space July 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I think this has more to do with removing regulations in agriculture, one the first actions the Pres. Trumps administration took was to have the USDA delete ALL of the animal welfare violation records.

    It could be any number of things, there is a lot of potential for the US to save money with a weakened USDA.

    It most definitely involves money, which I'm sure is obvious, I'm thinking it would still be happening if climate change were not a thing.

  • Reply Monty Chronik July 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Maddow is a multimillionaire. Her integrity is in question.

  • Reply Derek Johnson July 3, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    The Cold Within

    Six humans trapped by happenstance
    In bleak and bitter cold.
    Each one possessed a stick of wood
    Or so the story’s told.

    Their dying fire in need of logs
    The first man held his back
    For of the faces round the fire
    He noticed one was black.

    The next man looking ‘cross the way
    Saw one not of his church
    And couldn’t bring himself to give
    The fire his stick of birch.

    The third one sat in tattered clothes.
    He gave his coat a hitch.
    Why should his log be put to use
    To warm the idle rich?

    The rich man just sat back and thought
    Of the wealth he had in store
    And how to keep what he had earned
    From the lazy shiftless poor.

    The black man’s face bespoke revenge
    As the fire passed from his sight.
    For all he saw in his stick of wood
    Was a chance to spite the white.

    The last man of this forlorn group
    Did nought except for gain.
    Giving only to those who gave
    Was how he played the game.

    Their logs held tight in death’s still hands
    Was proof of human sin.
    They didn’t die from the cold without
    They died from the cold within.

  • Reply Russell David Oakley July 3, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I do love her but if we could just harness the energy of her mouth we could power new york. Keep up the good.

  • Reply Tom Valencia July 3, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Trump is out to destroy the USA per Putin's orders.

  • Reply LONNIE DOBBINS July 3, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    😨🔔🔔📢 Forced Relocation Is How They Make People Vanish!
    Why all to one place at the last minute with their families?

  • Reply Halina Bemben July 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    yes ! Rachel , you doing it again. I am so proud of who you are and what you doing. Expose them , Yes ! Pharmaceutical industry is all about making money . Not cure, !, How many had invented cures ??!!! and never come out to the public ! !! Those busters. This is the kind of movement we people need. The press never talk about it. I guess the we're under control. But now, open the door to cures is the way to do it. It is the right thing to do Rachel . You are going to get the power to do what you do. People will support you . Go girl, go !!!!

  • Reply Mike Brandon July 3, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Trump doesn't want anything around him that has any semblance of Education. He's a firm believer that what you don't know or know about can't hurt you.

  • Reply Suzanne Lowrie July 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    It’s not just silliness. The behavior of Trump is treasonous. The WH has become a criminal enterprise. We’ve now seen 20 men and women who can serve. So let’s remove Trump and henchmen and replace him and the cowards who support him.

  • Reply Felix Carpio July 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Quosque tandem, tRumpina, abutere patientia nostra !
    Usque ad quod tempus erit nocere hanc insaniam tuam a nobis?
    Usque ad quod tempus erit verecundiam vestram crudelitatem inhumanitatemque Civitatibus Foederatis Americae?

  • Reply Dan Lee July 3, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Terrible moderator

  • Reply Martin Whalley July 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    This is a patriotic opty for scientists to sacrifice their careers to voice the tragedy trump is playing out. Courage due to outrage is Okay!

  • Reply Marcellino Sananto July 3, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    #IMPEACHTHEORANGEFURHER

  • Reply lcso81 July 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Trumps awesome economy and Administration has brought disgrace to your Obummer….America is Great !!!

  • Reply Alex Muir July 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    I haven't heard culture plates termed dishes before.

  • Reply Commander Sisko July 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Not to mention the fact that those scientist will likely be absorbed by a different country – I won't be surprised if that happens.
    German rocket scientist were shuttled out of Nazi Germany to the US and they formed the backbone of NASA.

  • Reply Peggy Trawick July 3, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Kamala Harris is a prosecutor

  • Reply Peggy Trawick July 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Impeach and/or imprison Donald Trump

  • Reply Peggy Trawick July 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Trump is cruel and stupid.

  • Reply Gods God July 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Real science would be to figure out why Trump has that for a haircut.

  • Reply Gray Pistachio July 3, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    The rich don't care. They want us to die.

  • Reply J D Wilder July 3, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    The Dems are NOT standing up and doing their JOBS! WHY??!! We have GOT to get $$ out of politics and find a NEW party!

  • Reply Lisa T July 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Rachel, great inforformation!

  • Reply SeedlingNL July 3, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Putin got a great deal… he made the USA collapse without firing a shot…

  • Reply thomas young July 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    They have nothing that solves anything at all for Climate Change, Engineers do that Rachel
    I am a Ph D Climate Change Engineer working on this 20 years on retirement from Pfizer Inc
    2001 Reversing warming tech is in hand and nonpartisan. USDA don't have this mission.
    Find another buggeman and play fair. Ag tech is inherit and non f USDA input,

  • Reply Magik Mage July 3, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Crimes Against Humanity. ANYTHING done to inhibit, slow down, or stop immediate action on climate change, WHICH WILL EXTINCT THE HUMAN RACE BY 2050 if nothing is done, should now be considered crimes against humanity. This is simply unbelievable…the stupidity, recklessness, and immorality of these actions. G-d will hold Trump and the Republiklan to account. I would hate to be them on judgement day.

  • Reply Michael Rynne July 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    😂😂😂😂🤣

  • Reply thomas young July 3, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    PS Why We Did It was Bravest Documentary ever done Never Forgotten by Me until World Court

  • Reply Randy Mason July 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Science also includes 2 plus 2 = 4; do they not believe in that when they are seeking their greed?

  • Reply thomas young July 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Dems have dirt on Trump GOP has dirt on Hill Chinese have Dirt on Biden USA has dirt on Obama

    Confucius say never take a bribe , never throw mud in elections from offshore

  • Reply Hyper Sonic July 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Senate and House can't stop this scientific destruction?

  • Reply Ted L July 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    This forced resettlement of USDA scientists sounds scarily familiar. It's the approach of dangerous tyrants. The intensity may currently be less, but the intent is the same. Banish the undesirables and destroy their lives.
    "Among the tragic events that unfolded on the sidelines of World War II was the forced resettlement to Siberia, the Far East, and Central Asia of hundreds of thousands Soviet citizens. Not only did Stalin's decision to send entire peoples into exile result in innumerable deaths, it also sealed the fate of entire populations for many years to come. Even today, some of these peoples continue to suffer the consequences of the 1944 deportations."
    https://www.rferl.org/a/1058729.html

  • Reply David Romney July 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    I can't say, with 100% certainty, that Donald Trump is trying to destroy America, I can only say with 100% certainty, that Donald Trump is working to destroy America.

  • Reply J Ortiz July 3, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    tony Heller. www.realclimatescience.com. If you're a TRUE LIBERAL…read this…explore this

  • Reply Gary Larcher July 3, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Starting to think I'd never should have bought a tv, computer, tablet, phone (the smart ones) printed news, magazine's and just wait for Trump troops to terminate my time on this planet.

  • Reply bella roja July 4, 2019 at 1:02 am

    PLEASE KEEP REPORTING ON EPSTEIN – FEDERAL COURT PANEL OVERTURNS LOWER COURT, RELEASES MORE RECORDS 7/3/19

  • Reply Idowebs July 4, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Can you say "Pol Pot?"

  • Reply Sarah Elizabeth July 4, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Holy crap!! This is honestly terrifying!! We really could starve to death.

  • Reply G July 4, 2019 at 4:23 am

    I received a message from Youtube that Gili Armson
    responded to my comments below with the following:
    "Find the right format for your essay ! Not here"

    For some reason it has not shown up here? Can anyone shed light on the reason why?
    Anyway, to address Gili's comment, I ask why she considers this an inappropriate forum (I think this is what she meant?) for a considered opinion? I do wish she would elaborate, rather than shoot me down with her 'thought-bite". Are there not enough of those already? Why are people so confronted by well-reasoned arguments; why are they put off by the length of a piece; several paragraphs oftentimes being necessary when dealing with complex issues? And Rachel is dealing with complex issues … it is just that she is missing the big picture!

    I am sorry Gili. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I have received this criticism (regarding length of comment) before and I have tried to dumb it down but I can't do more than I am. Moreover, every now and then a thinker comes along and makes the time I invest in my writing worthwhile. So, forgive me if I persist. Meanwhile, if you could address the substance of my first comment, it would be appreciated.

  • Reply Alana994 Aj July 4, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Now we got DHS and ICE and Border patrols lying what next???

  • Reply Maleboligia July 4, 2019 at 4:47 am

    So nice that you lightly gloss over the fact the USA refused to get into the war until it affected them directly (the only motivation they know) and then claimed it was a surprise when they made it official. No need to point out how many lives were lost in years prior due to the USA refusal to help anyone but themselves/their interests.

    And it continues to this day.

  • Reply Drecon84 July 4, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I some ways I have a lot of respect for Trumps dedication to be a totalitarian leader. Shutting down the free press, shutting down science, it's all completely by the book for how a dictatorship operates. He's really trying to make the USA into a banana republic.

  • Reply Carmen M Igartúa July 4, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Arrest donald trump along with his spawn…  What's happening with the true Americans… Send donald trump to the North Polar without a coat.  only his Melania to keep him warm and a security gurard to keep her warm…  and his precious daughter with hubby to Irac…!!!!

  • Reply GEORGELET4 July 4, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Indoctrinated Bureaucrats
    That's what these government agency people are. In previous administrations, they learned they had to accept the "settled" conclusion (caused by fossil fuel CO2 of course) of "climate change" and work back to the "evidence".

  • Reply Pixie lite July 5, 2019 at 1:21 am

    When a trumponian rightie has a stroke, heartattack or blocked valves, all of a sudden they believe in science. They want a Dr. or surgery. I say, "DON'T LET THEM HAVE IT !!"

    Let them die.

  • Reply Beau Littzen July 5, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Rachel giving history leasons as usual. Thanks for nothing relevant. You forgot to talk about Russia Russia. Trump bad.

  • Reply mike bell July 5, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Cant stand this women.

  • Reply mike bell July 5, 2019 at 3:00 am

    In that moment. Another liberal was aborted…

  • Reply Frank July 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks to YouTube I now remember that Rachel has always reminded me of the Edith Prickly character from SCTV, a comedy series from the 1970's

  • Reply 8alot4t July 5, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Funny that you mentioned the Nuclear bomb too Rachel – because that was yet another brilliant British piece of science which was shipped over to America for testing! As to this idiotic behaviour re sceince research – could it be that Ivanka and her hubby want to be able to chase up and purchase as many patents as possible in the current financial climate?? I heard on the news today that Trump has been pressuring Japanese leader Abe to styme the likes of Samsung and other S Korean and Chinese electronics companies. If this continues and international science is no longer done by cooperation then we should expect China to from now on go it alone and they CAN given time.
    If they do then understand that America will be left out in the cold whist China and parts of Asia will be the masters of future electronics developments and Apple etc will fall.

  • Reply Eli Spizzichino July 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    how much harm to the world a single man can do…

  • Reply ian callard July 5, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Put madcow out to pasture she is years past her use by date

  • Reply suzi perret July 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Climate Change needs focused attention of everyone.!! People aren’t the only ones in eminent peril. Life as we know it , is in crazy flux , due to the misuse of fossil fuels . We need credible scientists , which they are, to guide us out of our ignorance. Science is real! The fkg President is Illegitimate. VOTE THE TRAITOR OUT!!! Don’t give Trumputin the power to break up a scientific community of scientist.

  • Reply 1ronin July 5, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Science tells us there are basically 2 genders.

  • Reply leozzzomnom July 6, 2019 at 12:50 am

    I wish I didn’t hear Donald trumps name 20 times an hour. Please tell me what’s happening. He is one person. Stop.

  • Reply john carver July 6, 2019 at 1:22 am

    LMFAO, I CANT BELIEVE HOW MUCH TRUMP HAS GOT UNDER THE SKIN OF MSNBC. ITS TOO FUNNY LISTENING TO MSNBC FAKE NEWS COMMENTATORS WHINE EVERY NIGHT, ESPECIALLY THAT RAMBLING NONSENSE GUY MADDOW LOL

  • Reply Robert Hartford July 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    How about glyphosate in our food. Why does PMSNBC hide that story?

  • Reply Mrs. THERESA CLIFTON July 6, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Hello!
    This is the even more bizzare (and potentially dangerous) covert "executive" order DJT has recently issued.
    When I watched it I thought about all the chemical weapons over which we will have destroyed our best defences.

  • Reply Seoul Man July 6, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    How's that apology coming, Rachel?

  • Reply Donald Ducko July 6, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Climate change is BS. https://www.lavoisier.com.au/articles/greenhouse-science/climate-change/climategate-emails.pdf

  • Reply Jean Jones July 7, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Rachel has always looked like a guy to me. Am I missing something?

  • Reply Jean Jones July 7, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I can’t believe Mr. Maddow still has a show

  • Reply Daniel Wolosin July 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Increase co2 causes less protein in grass…….. photosynthesis starts with co2…… the bs she is spitting is amazingly mind numbing!!

  • Reply Dallas Jones July 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I heard Rachel Maddow pooped her pants at a NBC party in NYC

  • Reply knowslittle 1 July 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Why did you lie to us.Where is your proof.I believe nothing you say anymore Rachael.

  • Reply knowslittle 1 July 7, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    No excuses where is your proof of your Russian Collusion.I will never believe anything you say.If deleated I will check.Everyone knows this.

  • Reply Salnsd July 7, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    boy yoo librals mest thenk we cunceravatives is stoupid , cliemite chage iznt reel cos Tromp says so.
    I saperts and trest are prisadint Tromp 2020,

  • Reply Thomas Jones July 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    CLIMATE HOAX

  • Reply Henry Coats July 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    This guy has got to go. No matter what

  • Reply Shelly Edson July 7, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    The Trump administration figures if there are no scientists, they can't report that climate change is an issue. If someone goes against what they want, they just fire them or shut down their department.

  • Reply Justin Zuberka July 8, 2019 at 1:33 am

    the democrats are spending time arguing for free healthcare for illegal immigrants while this is happening…. and trump is the only problem lol

  • Reply B2 B July 8, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Madcow

  • Reply MICKSS350 July 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I hope science in the future will be able to perfect terraforming because at the rate climate deniers and Republicans are going we are going to need it here on planet Earth!

  • Reply Sladjana Krunic July 8, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    MSNBC Alex Jones

  • Reply Christine July 9, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I love your show, some time ago you interviewed Kelly Ann Conway…I would like to see an interview updated with her now.

  • Reply Jerry Massey July 9, 2019 at 2:40 am

    You liberal clowns are clueless. Haha You’ll never survive an end of the world scenario. Worried about Walmart shutting down? LMAO

  • Reply le berger des photons July 10, 2019 at 2:47 am

    what a detestable doofus she is.

  • Reply Free man July 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Does anyone actually listen to this woman anymore?

  • Reply Alex Anderson July 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Wow! Rachel is a wonderful presenter!

  • Reply Shae M July 20, 2019 at 4:16 am

    If I wasn’t already a fan of Rachel Maddow, then I am now!
    I’m a science person! And- GOD does this make me SO happy!
    More happy than when the news stopped(mostly) calling climate change global warming! My summer honors class(summer school, but it’s for the very smart kids and just one class that you pay for) was over climate change and how it effects us. I’m so glad that people can actually tell that climate change is a problem. Thank god for people who actually know and care.

    According to one of the projects done during SHP, we’ve got 25 years before we can’t reverse this, or see the reverse effects, in our lifetime and most of us are 14 to 19. We need to look at the climate canaries, figure out what to do and work hard to fix it!

    Fun fact: Carbon-dioxide leaves water faster in warmer temperatures. Carbon-dioxide is also a part of the greenhouse effect. This leads to a positive feedback loop of the negative kinds.

    Thank you for coming to my ted talk?

  • Reply wim V July 21, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    der untergang…the usa under an evil anti christian dictator, the trump cult destroying America.. very sad to watch… where are the christians, is there no one speaking out against this evil man in all of these colonies???
    First Germany was destroyed in the 1930s… the country of Luther… and now the USA, the country of Pentacostals is being destroyed… is italready too late??? the church doesn't speak out against this…again..

  • Reply Dana Bennett July 27, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    This is now July 27th and this move is taking place. Unbelievable the kinds of losses we are experiencing in this country. This is destruction of a kind we cannot recover from. Possibly ever. As someone noted below, I'm sure Europe would welcome these scientists with open arms.

  • Reply Carmen M Igartua July 29, 2019 at 6:10 am

    GET RID OF trump!!!!!! GET RID OF trump!!! GET RID OF PARASIC trump… HE IS USELESS. HE IS CORRUPT HE IS A "MORÓN " HE IS A PARASITIC EVILLLLLL USELESS INTESTINAL PIN WORM… ARREST HIM!!! A USELESS SPECIMEN OF an ' IT! BRAINLESS PARASITE…. HE IS NOT HUMAN…AN ABORTION OF "IT". PLEASE, PLEASE! DON'T LET HIM SPOIL THE USDA CIENCETIST…SAVE USDA. THeeee trump belongs IN JAILLLLL!!!

  • Reply SmilingIbis August 10, 2019 at 2:31 am

    The Republican Party is now officially hostile to science, especially if it bothers their financial donors or religious nuts.

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  • Reply Gar Wood September 1, 2019 at 2:57 am

    I am the top scientist on the planet. There is a problem. The junk scientists will disagree with???

  • Reply jim hale September 3, 2019 at 5:33 am

    It is as if the Republicans are being mind controlled to destroy worldwide human society…thanks, knuckle-draggers.

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