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Obama Administration Formally Opening Nation’s 'First Climate Science Center'
CNSNews ^ | February 24, 2011 | Susan Jones

Posted on 02/24/2011 9:56:23 AM PST by jazusamo

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Interior Department is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday to officially open the Alaska Climate Science Center -- the first of its kind in the nation, the Interior Department says.

Located at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, the center is the first of eight regional climate science centers the federal government plans to establish across the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey is taking the lead in establishing the centers.

According to the Fiscal 2012 U.S. Geological Survey budget proposal, “The Climate Science Centers will provide the scientific base for land and water management decisions related to changing climates.” The budget requests $11 million to complete the planned network of eight Climate Science Centers.

The Interior Department says the centers will work closely with government agencies and universities, using "existing science programs to build new capabilities." The eight regional centers will provide data on the impacts of climate change and help land managers respond.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Alaska as the site of the first regional climate center last March: "With its rapidly melting Arctic sea ice and permafrost, and threats to the survival of Native Alaskan coastal communities, Alaska is ground zero for climate change," he said at the time. “We must put science to work to help us adjust to the impacts of climate change on Alaska’s resources and peoples.”

Salazar said the climate science centers will "provide science about climate change impacts, help land managers adapt to the impacts, and engage the public through education initiatives.”

Four other climate science centers will be located in at Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, University of Arizona-Tucson, and Colorado State University-Fort Collins. The remaining three centers -- to be located in the South Central, Northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Islands -- have not yet been announced.

According to the Interior Department, "Climate change is driving rapid and broad changes across the United States and the world," and the Interior Department "has an obligation to address the impacts that climate change is having on America’s resources by developing effective adaptation and mitigation strategies."

But when it comes to "climate change science," the government appears to have overlapping -- and duplicative -- efforts.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- which falls under the U.S. Commerce Department -- also operates Regional Climate Centers (as opposed to the Interior Department's regional Climate Science Centers).

NOAA's six centers are "engaged in the timely production and delivery of useful climate data, information and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional and national levels," the agency says on its Web site.

NOAA’s Fiscal Year 2012 budget request includes a reorganization that brings together NOAA’s existing climate capabilities under a single office -- a new Climate Service -- which will "more effectively and efficiently respond to America’s increasing demand for climate information."

According to NOAA, its new Climate Service "will provide a reliable and authoritative source for climate data, information, and decision-support services," and it will "advance and transform climate science into useable and relevant services to better meet the needs of the nation."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatesciencecenter; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; gorebullwarming; ipcc; noaa; obama
Our government throwing more money down a rat hole.
1 posted on 02/24/2011 9:56:30 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping!


2 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:43 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
In Alaska????

Global Cooling announcement in 3...2...

3 posted on 02/24/2011 9:59:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: jazusamo

If it is a Fiscal Year 2012 proposal, why is it opening now? What was the source of funds for FY11? Did they divert funds from other programs? Did they need Congressional approval?


4 posted on 02/24/2011 10:01:47 AM PST by Truth29
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To: jazusamo

Did China approve of this?


5 posted on 02/24/2011 10:02:00 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: jazusamo

So how much is this costing us to put out Obama’s climate propaganda.

This thing hasn’t opened yet and I already question it’s credibility.


6 posted on 02/24/2011 10:06:30 AM PST by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

Can the Dept of Interior be defunded?


7 posted on 02/24/2011 10:08:14 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: listenhillary

That’d be good, and throw in NOAA.


8 posted on 02/24/2011 10:09:50 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: listenhillary

“Can the Dept of Interior be defunded?”

It should be and The House of Reps should reign in all ‘slush’ funds and funny monies from tarp and Stimulus. Shut down Fedzilla. Defund the communist coup.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 10:14:41 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: jazusamo

Ken Salazar is on a par with Lisa Jackson in the stupidity department.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 10:15:55 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: jazusamo

The Climate centers at universities are intended to give cover to academics who create scientific data out of whole cloth and have access to young college students.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 10:18:48 AM PST by Eva
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To: jazusamo

What the flippety flop!


12 posted on 02/24/2011 10:20:34 AM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: jazusamo

I think that I should add, that all the people at NOAA are not necessarily frauds and are not willing to submit the fraudulent data that the Obama administration needs to support their Climate Change agenda. NOAA proved this during the Gulf Spill testing of the oil dispersant.

Before Climategate was exposed as a fraud, both NASA and NOAA had been subverting their data to that of the East Anglia people, saying that their data must be more accurate because that was their area of concern. After the fraud was exposed, both NOAA and NASA officials returned to using their own data.

So, Obama needs new sources of fraudulent data and is willing to pay for it.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 10:24:31 AM PST by Eva
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To: jazusamo

Department of the Interior should be divided up and handed off to the various states, both the lands they manage and the people that manage them. The lands should become state lands and the people, if the states decide to keep them, should become state employees.

Then, at least in the case of BLM lands, they should sell the lands to private citizens. The land will instantly go from being a tax consumer to a tax generator. And the feds will lose much of their power over both states and individual citizens.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 10:25:13 AM PST by marron
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To: jazusamo

Are they going to give it millions of dollars a year and not let anyone in (just like in Climategate)?


15 posted on 02/24/2011 10:37:48 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama Administration Formally Opening Nation’s First Climate Science Center.It will be located next to the Carbon Credit Center.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 10:38:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: jazusamo

Another great idea to defund.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 10:51:07 AM PST by stevem
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To: JPG

“Ken Salazar is on a par with Lisa Jackson in the stupidity department.”

And probably waaayyyy behind Victoria Jackson!


18 posted on 02/24/2011 10:54:16 AM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: jazusamo
Washington Post Global Warming Alert:

Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

(From The Washington Post, Nov. 2, 1922)


19 posted on 02/24/2011 11:01:01 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: steelyourfaith

PING


20 posted on 02/24/2011 11:03:02 AM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: jazusamo; tubebender; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; ...
Thanx jazusamo !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

21 posted on 02/24/2011 11:11:25 AM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: Thunder90
Thanx Thunder90 !
22 posted on 02/24/2011 11:12:26 AM PST by steelyourfaith ("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
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To: jazusamo
Some of the funds to erect these centers should include money for a wrecking ball...

On 2/19, the house voted to defund monies being sent to the IPCC, and on 2/23, voted to defund the offices of the climate change czar.

23 posted on 02/24/2011 11:14:13 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Iron Munro

Yep, scientists have right on top of this for nearly a century:)


24 posted on 02/24/2011 11:15:53 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Electric Graffiti

According to CNN the Financial stim pkg has $11 trillion committed and only $3 trillion ‘invested’.....


25 posted on 02/24/2011 11:30:19 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: jazusamo

I’m sure this will be an institution of objective scientific inquiry... not!


26 posted on 02/24/2011 11:43:16 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (/s, in case you need to ask)
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So, the environMENTALists have succeeded in getting these climate centers established. Is that anything like the Mexican invaders having all these consulates all over the US.

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27 posted on 02/24/2011 12:19:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (up)
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To: jazusamo

Alaska is the perfect venue for for the President to meet with Mohummer Khadhafi, King Abdullah, Ahmedenijhad, the Moslem Brotherhood, and Elder Statesman Hosni Mubarak to hammer out an agenda to save the polar bear.

Obama has chosen JUST THE RIGHT TIME, while the attention of world leaders is focused on the retreating ice caps, to tackle climate change.


28 posted on 02/24/2011 12:25:57 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: jazusamo
According to NOAA, its new Climate Service "will provide a reliable and authoritative source for climate data, information, and decision-support services,"

Decision support services? I'm sure there will be no politics there. < /sarc >

On the plus side, at least a lot of these propaganda centers will be centralized and can be de-funded easily.

29 posted on 02/24/2011 12:27:59 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: jazusamo

The dang thing can be defunded. End of story.


30 posted on 02/24/2011 12:45:33 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; ...

Thanks for the ping...redo the mission of whatever this is.


31 posted on 02/24/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: jazusamo; Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Our government throwing more money down a rat hole."
Doing of course what they do best.
32 posted on 02/24/2011 4:07:08 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: jazusamo

33 posted on 02/24/2011 4:09:50 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

My goodness. You prove them wrong over and over again, but they just ignore the facts and toss more of our money into their rape-the-planet fraudulent scheme.

Considering the amount of money that can be harvested from the developed nations before they’re destroyed by global communism, it’s no wonder that they won’t give up on their hoax.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 4:58:23 PM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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