This is troubling on so many levels.
Hey, call me a snowflake, yadda yadda yadda it's not like I give a ****.
We depend on various weather services to keep people safe. The reason why worse storms than the Blizzard of '78 don't kill anywhere near as many people in New England is due to better forecasting.
Cutting off the knees of a scientific department whose sole purpose is truth and safety is like, oh, here's an example. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Caligula
Now, the account of Caligula fighting Neptune and declaring victory isn't necessarily true. Scholars today think Suetonius was laying it on a little too thick and too heavy.
Would that Suetonius were alive today. I think he'd worry he was out of a job.