Skip to comments.Agency Will Create National Climate Service to Spur Adaptation [We need a new agency?]
Posted on 02/09/2010 5:44:22 AM PST by SJackson
The Obama administration announced plans yesterday to create a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Service.
The proposed entity would provide "user-friendly" information to help governments and businesses adapt to climate change, creating a central federal source of information on everything from projections of sea level rise to maps of the nation's best sites for wind and solar power.
"Even with our best efforts, we know that some degree of climate change is inevitable," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whose department includes NOAA. "American citizens, businesses and governments -- from local to federal -- must be able to rise to the challenges that lie ahead. And that's where NOAA's climate service will prove absolutely invaluable."
Just as NOAA's National Weather Service provides information on short-range environmental conditions, the proposed climate service will provide long-term projections of how climate will change, he added.
And just as a private weather industry -- including companies like the Weather Channel -- has sprung up around the National Weather Service, Locke said he hopes creating the climate service will spur a new private climate information sector.
"If you own a ski resort, you're might be wondering, do you expand or not expand? What's the impact of climate change on weather patterns at a certain elevation where your ski resort is?" he said. "Some people will take this information to the private sector and focus just on ski resorts."
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
What a crock. Just another propaganda move by Obama.
This is the agency heralded in the Audi Super Bowl ad.
I thought NASA and the CIA were going to do this? A country just can’t have too many bureaucrats I guess.
Or as Joe the Biden says, it’s a three letter word, J-O-B-S. Who better to make them up than the government.
It is a HOAX!
Never let a serious crisis go to waste...and where there isn't one, manufacture it. That is the progressive motto these days.
“creating maps of projected sea level rise”
Truly breathtaking, the scope of his stupidity ,,,
I think that prior to any new Federal law, regulation, agency, etc. taking effect nationwide, it should be tried for a year in D.C. When they talk about a virtual fence at the border, the White House should take down it's wrought iron enclosure, and rely on a virtual fence for a year. Before micro-cars and hybrids are foisted on the public at large, all Fed-Gov employees and motor fleets should be required to adopt them on a trial basis for a year, etc.
Become a precinct delegate. Find candidates for congress that will not fund these worthless agencies. Work to have them elected. Hold them to it. Punish them if necessary.
How many friends from the old Chicago hood will get cushy jobs with this agency?
Obama can hook a brotha up!
The GOP should call it DOA. We don’t need anymore taxpayer money being thrown at a scam when the debt is soaring.
Yes, let us pay to duplicate the failure of the UN group that just showed how corrupt those involved are.
Of course, my attitude may be due to the fact that I just shoveled 20" of "Globull Warming" off my driveway and sidewalks, and I'm waiting for the next round tonight ...
You know, it’s difficult to provide an accurate 10 day weather forecast.
Now try climate forecasting for 10, 20, 50, and 100 years in the future. Good luck!
This is just another re-org which is to make taxpayers think important things are happening. Same people in NOAA and NESDIS doing the same climate stuff but with a different title on the door. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
Check out the California Bureau of Home Furnishings. I kid you not.
And they wonder why they are going broke!
Yes, I agree. It does seem as if this agency is planned to have enforcement powers at some point.
No. It is NOT stupidity...it is an outright, abject, blatant, FRAUD. Its all based on LIES; on manufactured, junk science...made up by ‘scientists’ who created an imaginary problem that would enable them to line their pockets; making up data as they go; to perpetuate a political agenda pushed by far left controlled government types who can issue the grants that give the opportunity to “make uo even more stuff.k
They are anything but stupid. Maniacal; conniving’ theiving; co-conspirators would be a more apt description.
The British media (they still have actual journalists across the pond) is all over exposing the lies; fraud; and “made up out of thin—perfect air’ data.’. Be the paper/blog/network have a lib or conservative orientation...they, as the fourth estate, are uncovering the ‘story’ of AGW.
American ‘media?’ Not so much. Though it has been reported how ‘dashing’ our Dear Leader looks with snowflakes on him...
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