Talk:United States Antarctic Program

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject United States / Government (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject U.S. Government (marked as Low-importance).
 
WikiProject Antarctica (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Antarctica, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Antarctica on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Effects of 2013 US government sequestration and shutdown[edit]

Can we get a discussion of the effects of the funding cuts and funding uncertainty on Antarctic research at McMurdo, South Pole, and Palmer?

The topic has received a fair bit of news coverage already, such as "Shutdown puts the entire US Antarctic research program on ice" and "Shutdown Forces Antarctic Research Into 'Caretaker Status'"

Some of permanent and otherwise serious repercussions on international science efforts are mentioned in the comments to the petition "Congress: Shutdown Exemption for the United States Antarctic Program". The facts that are useful for the Wikipedia article could be sourced from more official sources.

99.118.9.187 (talk) 04:28, 13 October 2013 (UTC)