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Agency Will Create National Climate Service to Spur Adaptation [We need a new agency?]
NY Times ^ | 2-9-10

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 ...


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoenvironment; noaa
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we know that some degree of climate change is inevitable,"

No shiite, Sherlock. Unfortunately so is government's hunger for any new inept wasteful bureaucracy.

21 posted on 02/09/2010 6:09:44 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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I just called Bill Nelson’s office. I said 4 words and she said she would give the senator my message. I went off on her.
Does Bambi get to try to employ all democrats with bull crap agencies? Can’t congress tell him to back off?????????????????


22 posted on 02/09/2010 6:14:14 AM PST by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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Agree. The private sector will make global decisions based on need and opportunity. Just give NOAA the responsibility of “guessing” long term forecast (5, 10, 25, 50, 100 years out) and wait to see if they are any better than they were at predicting last year’s hurricane season. Just give them a measure of performance like 90% accuracy and see if they can earn their money.


23 posted on 02/09/2010 6:15:02 AM PST by RedEyeJack
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What a joke. If you own a ski resort, you know that Government “climate change” predictions are the last thing you have to worry about when considering expansion.

1st. You consider your market and the future demand.

2nd. You consider the cost and time requirements of the Governmental Labyrinth of approvals needed for expansion. It currently takes YEARS just to get the approval to MOVE a lift on an existing resort.

I can’t imagine EVER consulting some (insert Rahm Emmanuel expletive) Government Climate Panel when making such a decision.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 6:15:40 AM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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We need one of those progressive libturds global warming ribbons ... it can be to convey I support the Obama lies about man-caused climate change — Yeah I know it’s all a lie, but you don’t have a ribbon, do you. It gives me a superiority feeling and self esteem.

Maybe the AUDI green police will give you a ribbon.

Bet you never saw a US president lie like Obama does.


25 posted on 02/09/2010 6:22:25 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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I think the goal in creating a new agency is to jettison the existing AGW baggage.

The narrative to the great unwashed will be “See, now this is the REAL truth”.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 6:40:29 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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>> Agency Will Create National Climate Service to Spur Adaptation

These people are likely darwinists. Has adaptation ever needed an agency in the past? If adaptation is necessary, it will occur. Necessity, not agency oversight, will be the driving force.

SnakeDoc


27 posted on 02/09/2010 6:43:00 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Life is tough; it's tougher if you're stupid. -- John Wayne)
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Even with our best efforts, we know that some degree of climate change is inevitable," said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke

I have to woonder if Mr. Locke sat down and thought about this statement...really.

Captain Obvious to the rescue!

28 posted on 02/09/2010 6:45:20 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Freepmail me to get on the Bourbon ping list.)
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Only a Democrat and his addled supporters would think this is necessary or a good idea.

Hasn’t he already charged other Federal agencies, such as NASA, with monitoring climate change? How much are we going to spend on this nonsense? How many bureaucrats does it take to change a lightbulb?


29 posted on 02/09/2010 6:59:22 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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I have to woonder if Mr. Locke sat down and thought about this statement...really. Captain Obvious to the rescue!

Although I'm glad my state (WA) got rid of this clown I am sorry that he's been foisted onto the entire nation. Of course that's Obama's doing, not the state's.

One can only assume that progressives think that the planet's climate is supposed to stay at never changing state despite the fact that it has NEVER been that way in the past.

Too many progressives have watched the Star Trek episodes about a planet named Risa where they control the temperature to make it a tourist planet. Well, note to all you silly progressives out there...Star Trek was fiction. There is no planetary weather control satellites in real life.

30 posted on 02/09/2010 9:41:16 AM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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