Yes, the NASA budget was increased for "climate change research" and other corrupt crap like that. For space exploration, not a penny was increased. Heck, NASA was given additional things like "make Muslims happy" because yes that is obviously what NASA should be doing.
Than, if you look at other Government agencies, you notice that 5 other Government agencies have their own climate change slush funds and that every agency that can get involved wants to. There is a lot of money up for grabs after all and what self-appreciating Government drone would NOT want billions in funding for something as comical as "climate change." Liberals lap that crap up like candy and will give away other people's money in a heartbeat to combat climate change. Just ask Al Gore who has made billions on climate change fear off of yes gullible liberals who believe his lies no matter how obtuse and irrational. Heck, most people can not even figure out who is crazier, whether its Al Gore or the unabomber...and yet look how close to the presidency that loon got? Pretty scary that it was hanging chads in the state of Florida that kept a bonified lunatic like Al Gore from being president.
Than again, the best question we should all be asking is : Why does our Government have five agencies all doing the same research on climate change? Perhaps because a large body like Government can not do things functionally well? Or that they can't do anything without repeating the work at five different locations so that slush funds can never be found?
Whichever it is, we should all recognize that NASA's budget is a joke that just never ends. Why should NOAA and NASA both repeat the same stupid ass research? And than you should realize that these organizations are not necesarily for the good of the people but rather for their own glory and for their own missions. Explore space? Screw that, what has NASA done that is truly phenomenal past the moon landings? The organization has become a joke and a slush fund for various fringe groups like greens who believe that the end of the world is nigh and these people are more than willing to use everyone else's money to solve that problem.
Funny ain't it? That the entire "lets have Government solve climate change" brigade never stops and realizes that instead of being rapid fascists who tell others what to do could go live like the Amish, live in a sustainable way and not use fossil fuels and they could honestly say they are part of the solution. But we never hear about that kind of nonsense either, because today half the country believes they have a right to tell others to pay more for electricity and to pay more in taxes so that Government can "solve a problem" that does not exist and which is ripe ground for billions and even trillions in public money to disappear down rat-holes of corrupt NGO's and into the pockets of every little bit con artist who just wants to make a buck on scaring the bejesus out of people.
Face it, we are all screwed because some genius *(American voters) decided years ago that the lunatics should be in charge of the asylum and while large systems like our Government will often grind forward through their own sheer momentum, this won't last and it won't last for long if the scandals keep pushing into the trillions of dollars like they are today. But yea, I am sure that the six billion that disappeared under Hillary Clinton's state department was money well spent, and we could all go on about both political parties and their sheer corruption, but the only thing that will stop it is the people themselves who will yes someday form a lynchmob and settle the problem once and for all. I just know one thing: I am glad I am no politician and that I am not the fool left holding the bag when the system collapses and the people institute a new Government themselves.