[Ed. – Fans of the Paris accord are pretty upset about this. Eric Worrall said the NASA system merely duplicates a European monitoring system, in a post over at WUWT, but he doesn’t have a link on that. Maybe one of our readers knows. In any case, the real problem here for warmists is that without measurements that Americans buy into, it will be less of a gimme to assess that all-important carbon tax on the rich fat-cat Yanks.]
Science magazine reported this week that funding for NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), which costs $10-million a year and is designed to measure greenhouse gas emissions, was not included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in March, which in effect kills the program. …
“If you cannot measure emissions reductions, you cannot be confident that countries are adhering to the [Paris climate] agreement,” Kelly Sims Gallagher, director of Tufts University’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, told Science. “[Canceling the CMS] is a grave mistake.”
In June 2017, the Trump administration announced it was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement because it was undermining the U.S. economy and would put America “at a permanent disadvantage.” The exiting process takes four years, so the United States cannot fully withdraw until November 2020.