Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter over the weekend to unload on President Donald Trump’s proposed budget over its cuts to programs for science, health, and the arts.
Specifically, Tyson said that the proposed cuts to these programs would make America “weak,” “sick,” and “stupid.”
Additionally, Tyson said the president was thwarting “Earth’s life-support systems” by transforming the EPA into the “Environmental Destruction Agency.” Tyson also said that ignoring climate change would be “the fastest way to melt glaciers and flood the world’s coastal cities.”
And even though Tyson is a scientist, not an artist, he did stick up for federal arts funding.
“We can all imagine a land that provides no support for art,” he said. “But is that a place you’d want to live? To visit? To play?”
Read Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s March 19 twitter statements below:
The fastest way to Make a America Weak Again: Cut science funds to our agencies that support it.
The fastest way to Make America Sick Again: Cut funding to the National Institutes of Health
The fastest way to Make America Stupid: Cut funds to programs that support education.
The fastest way to thwart Earth’s life-support systems for us all: Turn EPA into EDA — the Environmental Destruction Agency.
The fastest way to melt glaciers & flood the World’s coastal cities: Ignore scientists and do nothing to stem the rise of CO2
We can all imagine a land that provides no support for Art. But is that a place you’d want to Live? To Visit? To Play?
We all want to Make America Great Again. But that won’t happen until we first Make America Smart Again.