There's been some ambiguity lately in what is contained by the Green New Deal proposals, but after some reading I began to wonder if government folks were interested in tackling the uncertainty in climate change, specifically by increasing the use of satellites and deep-ocean temperature probes in remote locations.

Does the Green New Deal include programs to get a better understanding of the climate?

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    Do you have any reason to think that it does or should include this? Where is this question coming from? – Chris Hayes Feb 14 at 23:49
  • @ChrisHayes, here's one article wanting it: nature.com/articles/nclimate1908 – elliot svensson Feb 15 at 0:08
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    This question seems quite a bit different from your out of place comment that I commented on and seemed to spawn this question. The answer to that comment-question, which was roughly "why isn't studying climate considered action on climate" is because it's not action on climate: you can study the climate all day long and it won't do anything to impact the change unless at some point you take action to stop the change. That doesn't mean people who support action don't also support study, they are just separate issues. – Bryan Krause Feb 15 at 0:09
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    @elliotsvensson That article is from 5 years ago and has nothing to do with the GND. Of course climate scientists would like better instruments. Every scientist in every field wants that. That's no reason to think the GND must necessarily include funding for that. – Chris Hayes Feb 15 at 0:10
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    @elliotsvensson I have no doubt you can find dozens of articles talking about how it would be nice to reduce uncertainties. There's still nothing tying from there to the GND. On top of which, at around 2000 words, the GND text isn't very long. Did you try reading through it to answer your question? – Chris Hayes Feb 15 at 0:16

Calling out satellites or deep oceans probe is way to specific to be mentioned at this stage of the Green new deal. The question you are getting around to is “Is there mention of the need for increased investment in earth sciences so we can better understand the issue of climate change”. You can see for yourself here. https://www.gp.org/gnd_full In my quick reading the only call for research investments is in cleaner technology, and no mention of earth science.

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