05/15/2015

NASA Budget Cuts Impact Earth-Based Science

12:14 minutes

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed a bill that would cut NASA’s earth science budget by roughly 20 percent. L.A. Times columnist Michael Hiltzick explains the political battle behind the bill, and atmospheric scientist J. Marshall Shepherd discusses what projects could be impacted by a decrease in earth science funding.

Segment Guests

Michael Hiltzik

Michael Hiltzik is business columnist at the L.A. Times in Los Angeles, California.

J. Marshall Shepherd

J. Marshall Shepherd is host of Weather Geeks and director of the Program in Atmospheric Sciences at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.