Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump told the Times he thought there was "some connectivity" between humans and climate change (surprise, there is!), but he doesn't appear to be interested in looking into it. Indeed, Trump plans to eliminate all of NASA's climate change research because it's "politicized science," instead funneling money into deep space exploration, so rich people have somewhere to go when Earth's uninhabitable.

The Guardian reports that the President-elect will stick it to those Chinese hoax perpetuators by gutting funding from the entire NASA Earth science division. That division spearheads groundbreaking research on everything from monitoring temperature to measuring shrinking ice caps, to tracking carbon levels:

But all that silly mumbo jumbo is just "politically correct environmental monitoring," according to Trump advisor Bob Walker, because unlike the threat of imminent death at the hands of starving, terrified, Syrian refugee children, climate change is just something politicians made up to scare you so you'll be easier to control. Instead, Walker says, NASA should spend time in SPACE, a place we haven't destroyed yet, but there's no time like the present!

Walker, who's been a proponent of NASA's space program for decades and was once floated as a possible NASA administrator back in the Bush II days, thinks the threat of climate change has been overblown. "We need good science to tell us what the reality is and science could do that if politicians didn’t interfere with it," he told the Guardian, even though 97 percent of scientists agree that the Earth is warming because of human activity. But who needs to hear that bad news! Space is so cool!

Plus, Trump's an environmentalist.

Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, told the Guardian that axing NASA's Earth science programs would be "a major setback if not devastating." He added:

It could put us back into the ‘dark ages’ of almost the pre-satellite era. It would be extremely short sighted...We live on planet Earth and there is much to discover, and it is essential to track and monitor many things from space. Information on planet Earth and its atmosphere and oceans is essential for our way of life. Space research is a luxury, Earth observations are essential.

Still, while we live on Planet Earth now, won't we need somewhere to go when the world gets too hot? How expensive can it be to move to Mars? Billions of dollars??? Is it hard to become a billionaire? Okay, well, can we at least go there to die?

Meanwhile, former Mayor Bloomberg says cities won't give up the fight against climate change, even if Trump's prepared to condemn his constituents to future death. In an op-ed published in BloombergView yesterday, he said local officials will remain committed to the guidelines outlined in the Paris Accords, even if the federal government refuses to comply:

The reason is simple: Cities, businesses and citizens will continue reducing emissions, because they have concluded -- just as China has -- that doing so is in their own self-interest.

The U.S.’s success in fighting climate change has never been primarily dependent on Washington. Bear in mind: Over the past decade, Congress has not passed a single bill that takes direct aim at climate change. Yet at the same time, the U.S. has led the world in reducing emissions.

That progress has been driven by cities, businesses and citizens -- and none of them are letting up now. Just the opposite: All are looking for ways to expand their efforts. Mayors and local leaders around the country are determined to keep pushing ahead on climate change -- because it is in their interest to do so.

We'll have to see what happens, but at least my Trump-supporting cousins in Miami will probably be among the first to drown. Sad!