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  • Editorial: It's time for Congress to put Commerce, NOAA chiefs under oath

    01/14/2011 9:44:13 AM PST · by Captain7seas · 3 replies
    The Gloucester Times ^ | January 11, 2011 | Gloucester Times
    January 11, 2011 Editorial: It's time for Congress to put Commerce, NOAA chiefs under oath The Gloucester Daily Times Tue Jan 11, 2011, 11:10 PM EST It may bring some measure of visceral satisfaction for fishermen in Gloucester, New Bedford and across New England to hear Congressman Barney Frank give U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke a verbal pummeling for Locke's refusal to relax draconian federal catch limits. Frank, in an interview on WBSM AM 1420 in New Bedford, accused Locke of not having the courage to stand up to his subordinates. And, pathetic as it sounds, that clearly seems true....
  • Opinion: Fishermen are worse than BP?

    01/14/2011 8:52:40 AM PST · by Captain7seas · 6 replies
    SavingSeafood.org ^ | January 9, 2011 | Nils Stolpe
    OPINION: Fishermen are worse than BP? However, according to Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, in a statement in the Miami Herald on Dec. 30, in her estimation it wasn't BP and the biggest accidental oil spill that the world has ever seen or the wanton use, with her approval, of toxic chemical dispersants that was responsible for the dead turtles. It was fishermen. Last year's BP oil spill resulted in 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 million gallons of petroleum products being released into the Gulf of Mexico every day for three months. It was the largest accidental oil spill that...
  • 2010 ties for warmest year, emissions to blame

    01/12/2011 3:38:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/12/11 | Timothy Gardner - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Last year tied for the warmest since data started in 1880, capping a decade of record high temperatures that shows mankind's greenhouse gas emissions are heating the planet, two U.S. agencies said. Global surface temperatures in 2010 were 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit (0.62 Celsius) above the 20th century average, tying the record set in 2005, the National Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Wednesday. "These results show that the climate is continuing to show the influence of greenhouse gases. It's showing evidence of warming," David Easterling, the chief of the scientific services...
  • Atmosphere's self-cleaning capacity stable: study (Whew!! We can breathe again.)

    01/07/2011 10:37:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – An international team of researchers has found that the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself of pollutants and other greenhouse gases, except carbon dioxide, is generally stable. The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, comes amid a fierce debate over whether, as some experts believe, the atmosphere's self-cleaning ability was fragile and sensitive to environmental changes. The research team, which was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), measured levels in the atmosphere of hydroxyl radicals, which play a key role in atmospheric chemistry. Levels of the agent only fluctuated a few percentage...
  • NOAA Climate Scientist: “We Need to Do Whatever We Can to Reduce Population”

    01/06/2011 5:40:02 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    Hauntingthelibrary ^ | January 3, 2011 | Hauntingthelibrary
    John B. Miller, a climate scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, doing research for NOAA, has been filmed at a “350″ climate change rally at the Denver statehouse calling for control of population and an end to the “madness” of economic growth.In what was clearly a passionate and deeply heartfelt speech, Miller told the audience, to cheers and applause: I would be remiss, as a scientist who studied this, if I didn’t mention the following two things:The first is that, most importantly, we need to do, as a society, in this country and globally, whatever we can to reduce...
  • The sun is still in a slump – still not conforming to NOAA “consensus” forecasts

    01/06/2011 12:50:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 5, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) produced their monthly solar cycle progression update yesterday. The news is not encouraging. We’ve had a drop in solar activity again in December, The sunspot count is lower, but the really worrisome thing is the Ap geomagnetic index. The solar dynamo has now dropped to magnetic activity levels last seen in late 2009. Readers may recall this post from December 23rd: Solar Geomagnetic Ap Index Hits Zero which was a bit unusual this far into cycle 24. Here’s the Ap Index from SWPC: The Ap value of 3 was last seen in late 2009 and...
  • NOAA's Catch Shares Fisheries Debacle (attacks on food supplies ramp up)

    12/27/2010 6:12:57 PM PST · by Ron C. · 106 replies · 50+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2010 | Mike Johnson
    Barrack Obama came to office with an agenda to fundamentally change America.  An element of his agenda is a plan, known as catch shares, to restructure the nation's fishing industry.  The author of his plan is Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the environmentalist rock star and former vice chairperson of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).  When it comes to the oceans, the protection of fish, and the punishment of the evil fishermen, Dr. Lubchenco is as extreme as Obama's former green jobs czar, Van Jones. Obama, with no managerial experience himself, didn't simply make Dr. Lubchenco one of his numerous czars --...
  • Blizzard Warning (NYC Area)

    12/25/2010 1:45:54 PM PST · by FreeReign · 44 replies · 2+ views
    NWS ^ | NWS
    3:55 PM EST on December 25, 2010 ... Blizzard Warning in effect from 6 am Sunday to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Blizzard Warning... which is in effect from 6 am Sunday to 6 PM EST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. * Locations... northeast New Jersey... New York City and its immediate suburbs... Long Island... and coastal and interior southeast Connecticut.
  • NEWS ALERT: Most Federal Spill-Response Contracts Have Gone to Companies Based in Massachusetts

    11/17/2010 8:43:17 PM PST · by Islander7 · 14 replies
    Stuart Smith Blog - Bloomberg ^ | Nov 17, 2010 | Stuart Smith
    Full Title: NEWS ALERT: Most Federal Spill-Response Contracts Have Gone to Companies Based in Ken Feinberg’s Home State of Massachusetts ----- Too long to post----- Bloomberg is out with a blockbuster story today: Massachusetts-based companies received twice as much money in federal contracts stemming from the BP oil spill as all five Gulf states combined. The source is data compiled by Bloomberg Rankings from the Federal Procurement Data System. Of the five states where businesses received the most money, only Louisiana borders the Gulf. The Pelican State’s contracts totaled at least $10.9 million. That amount combined with federal response money...
  • New Supercomputer to Boost Weather Forecasting

    10/24/2010 3:05:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    AOLNews ^ | Oct 24,2010 | Paul Yeager
    (Oct. 24) -- Jokes about inaccurate weather forecasts are as popular as jokes about doughnut shops and the police, but advances in satellite data and computers have dramatically improved climate science in the past 50 years.
  • NOAA Scientist: Release of Oil Spill Report done by White House, Not NOAA

    08/19/2010 6:18:36 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Darrell Issa
    WASHINGTON, DC – A NOAA scientist, Dr. Bill Lehr, yesterday told a group of Congressional staff investigators on a conference call that a controversial National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report claiming that nearly three-quarters of the oil from the Gulf oil spill has already been addressed was released by White House officials and not scientists at NOAA.
  • Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal

    08/17/2010 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Brett66 · 24 replies
    Canada Free press ^ | 8/16/10 | John O' Sullivan
    Nation's battered satellite environmental monitoring program Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal By John O'Sullivan Monday, August 16, 2010 US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” - temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out. In an escalating row dubbed ‘Satellitegate’ further evidence proves NOAA knew of these faults for years. World’s top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports cite underfunding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities. Key flaws with five satellites undermines global data. Most disturbing of all is that it took...
  • Hurricane formation linked to sea color: study

    08/15/2010 2:12:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A change in the color of the ocean could dramatically impact the number and intensity of hurricanes, according to US researchers. A team of researchers with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ran computer simulations of such a change in the North Pacific, a region that accounts for more than half the world's hurricane-force winds. The main factor is the green tint ocean water takes when there are large concentrations of chlorophyll, a pigment that helps tiny organisms known as phytoplankton convert sunlight into food for the rest of the marine ecosystem. "We think of the oceans...
  • NOAA trims hurricane outlook, still seen very active

    08/05/2010 9:42:58 AM PDT · by saganite · 16 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 5 August 2010 | staff
    U.S. government scientists on Thursday reduced their forecast for the 2010 Atlantic-Caribbean hurricane season, saying that while it will still be active, there were fewer storms in June and July than expected. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it now expects 14 to 20 tropical storms, with eight to 12 of those strengthening into hurricanes, during the six-month season that began on June 1. It forecast that four to six of these would become major hurricanes. Before the season began, NOAA had forecast 14 to 23 tropical storms, with eight to 14 developing into hurricanes, and three to seven...
  • Audit Cites Wide Fund Abuse By NOAA Cops (New Courts of Vice-Admiralty)

    07/31/2010 11:16:57 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 3 replies
    Gloucester Daily Times (Massachusetts) ^ | July 1, 2010 | Richard Gaines
    U.S. commercial fishermen paid fines amounting to tens of millions of dollars to the fisheries "law enforcement" division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over the last five years. The money ended up in an unrecorded account (slush fund) for NOAA scumbags administrators & cops, a forensic audit for a U.S. inspector general shows. http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x383291258/Audit-cites-wide-fund-abuse-by-NOAA-cops *Peasants - so their Elite Masters in government can live better than they do. Thanks for the $3 million dollar wedding, peasants! - Bill, Hillary & Chelsea
  • How to Tell It's Summer: NOAA Says Earth's Hotter Than Ever

    07/16/2010 9:30:18 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ECR ^ | 16 Jul 10 | EC
    Is it just me, or do they do this every summer? NOAA: June, April to June, and Year-to-Date Global Temperatures are Warmest on Record July 15, 2010 Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the warmest June on record and the warmest on record averaged for any April-June and January-June periods, according to NOAA. Worldwide average land surface temperature was the warmest on record for June and the April-June period, and the second warmest on record for the year-to-date (January-June) period, behind 2007.
  • Two Congressmen, Both Democrats, Ask Obama to Dismiss His NOAA Administrator

    07/09/2010 10:11:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 9, 2010 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Reps. Barney Frank and John Tierney, both Massachusetts Democrats, say Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has shown hostility to the concerns of fishermen and should step down. Among other problems, a recent inspector-general’s report found problems with the way NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement spent money raised through fines and penalties on fishermen. Frank and Tierney – both of whom represent port cities in Massachusetts -- say tensions between Lubchenco and the fishing community have been building for months and show no sign of abating. They place the blame squarely on Lubchenco,...
  • Kindra Arnesen: Gulf Emergency Summit 19 June 2010 (video)

    07/08/2010 1:09:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    You tube ^ | 6/19/2010
    Kindra Arnesen, a young mother of two 8 and 5 year-old children, and the wife of a commercial fisherman in Louisiana, became extremely concerned about the lack of progress of the relief operations of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. She had the opportunity to investigate on the spot by participating in a number of meetings with authorities, and in on-site 'clean-up' visits. She vividly and powerfully describes, at the Gulf Emergency Summit in New Orleans, the harsh reality of what's really going in the area - and the need to prepare for evacuation of populations. You...
  • Projections Show 20% Chance Oil Will Reach From Corpus Christi To Charleston

    07/05/2010 2:20:20 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 7-5-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Projections Show 20% Chance Oil Will Reach From Corpus Christi To Charleston Gus Lubin Jul. 5, 2010, 11:40 AM NOAA just released threat simulations for the oil spill, assuming a 33,000 barrels ber day spill that lasts for 90 days (via SkyTruth). Simulations show an 80% chance damage will round the tip of Florida. There is a 20% chance oil will make it all the way up to Charleston, SC, and west to Corpus Christi Texas. In the worst scenario -- less than 1% chance -- oil could spread down to southern Mexico and engulf the Caribbean islands. The simulation...
  • Stopping The EPA's Power Grab

    06/09/2010 5:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 359+ views
    IBD Editorial ^ | June 9, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Overregulation: The Senate votes on blocking a government bureaucracy from usurping power never delegated to it by Congress. This administration may put Copenhagen above the Constitution, but we the people have other plans. The GOP's 1994 "Contract with America," a gift that keeps on giving, hopefully will rescue us once again from the clutches of an unelected bureaucracy, the Environmental Protection Agency, which has been allowed by the Supreme Court to regulate every breath we take and every machine we operate. When cap-and-tax legislation was introduced in Congress, the Obama administration threatened that if Congress failed to act, the EPA...
  • NOAA Finally Confirms Existence Of Giant Underwater Oil Plumes

    06/08/2010 1:15:08 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 99+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-8-2010 | Gus Lubin
    NOAA Finally Confirms Existence Of Giant Underwater Oil Plumes Gus Lubin Jun. 8, 2010, 1:48 PM Government tests released this morning confirm the spread of oil far beyond what you can see on the surface, according to NYT. NOAA found detectable levels of petroleum compounds as far as 42 miles northeast of the leaking well. These tests refute claims and tests by BP. The oil company has always denied the existence of underwater plumes, insisting oil will rise to the surface. Although only a "mist" of oil has spread underwater, oceanographer Samantha Joye tells Fox News, it could cause major...
  • Traders Push Commodities Up As NOAA Warns Of A Nightmare 2010 Hurricane Season

    05/28/2010 7:11:16 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 242+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-28-2010 | Vince Veneziani
    Traders Push Commodities Up As NOAA Warns Of A Nightmare 2010 Hurricane Season Vince Veneziani May 28, 2010, 9:02 AM Any commodities trader worth their name will have their eyes glued to The Weather Channel when June comes, marking the official start of the hurricane season. A piece in the Financial Times today discusses how commodity prices have surged this week as the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warned of a strong 2010 hurricane season. Oil and natural gas prices have jumped since yesterday, along with orange juice, which will soar even higher should Florida get hit by...
  • Hurricane Season Could Be Strongest Ever, Say Top Meteorologists

    05/27/2010 2:59:56 PM PDT · by TaraP · 47 replies · 872+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 27th, 2010
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issues its 2010 hurricane season forecast, predicting one of the strongest seasons on record -- and reiterating fears that the Gulf oil spill may be impacted by the severe weather. NOAA's forecast predicts as many as 23 named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, with three to seven becoming serious enough to be classified as major hurricanes. Named storms come with top winds of 39 mph or higher. The agency worries that as many as 14 could turn into hurricanes, with winds in excess of 74 mph, and three to seven could be...
  • NOAA Spewing "Climate Change" Propaganda

    05/25/2010 10:12:30 AM PDT · by TCH · 15 replies · 422+ views
    NOAA ^ | May 19, 2010 | NOAA
    NOAA still spewing climate-change BS... Ocean Stored Significant Warming Over Last 16 Years (May 19, 2010) http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2010/20100519_ocean.html The upper layer of the world’s ocean has warmed since 1993, indicating a strong climate change signal, according to a new study. The energy stored is enough to power nearly 500 100-watt light bulbs per each of the roughly 6.7 billion people on the planet continuously over the 16-year study period “We are seeing the global ocean store more heat than it gives off,” said John Lyman, an oceanographer at NOAA’s Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, who led an international team...
  • Feds fine [Sonoma CA] grape grower for salmon kill (during frost efforts; 36 endangered coho died)

    05/11/2010 6:28:59 PM PDT · by thouworm · 21 replies · 550+ views
    PressDemocrat ^ | 05-11-10 | Kevin McCallum
    Federal fisheries officials fined a Healdsburg [Sonoma, CA] grape grower $115,000 Tuesday for killing endangered coho salmon by drawing water from a creek during frost efforts in 2008 and 2009. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of General Counsel for Enforcement levied the fine against Green Pastures Valley, LLC for water diversions from Felta Creek, a tributary of Dry Creek, which flows into the Russian River. The diversions killed 31 fish in 2008 and another five in 2009, according to the agency.
  • CA: Sonoma Grape Grower Fined For Killing Salmon (diverted water, 36 endangered coho died)

    05/11/2010 5:39:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 484+ views
    AP on CBS 5 ^ | 5/11/10 | AP
    <p>HEALDSBURG (CBS 5 / AP) - Federal fisheries officials are fining a Northern California grape grower for killing endangered coho salmon by using water that should have gone into Russian River.</p> <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of General Counsel for Enforcement says Green Pastures Valley was fined $115,000 on Tuesday for using diverted creek water that normally flows into the Russian River to spray grapes and pears during a spring frost.</p>
  • Leaked report: Government fears Deepwater Horizon well could become unchecked gusher

    05/03/2010 10:49:38 AM PDT · by 444Flyer · 98 replies · 2,382+ views
    Al.com ^ | 4-30-10 | Ben Raines
    'The following is not public' document states. A confidential government report on the unfolding spill disaster in the Gulf makes clear the Coast Guard now fears the well could become an unchecked gusher shooting millions of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf. "The following is not public," reads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Emergency Response document dated April 28. "Two additional release points were found today in the tangled riser. If the riser pipe deteriorates further, the flow could become unchecked resulting in a release volume an order of magnitude higher than previously thought." Asked Friday to...
  • Leaked report: Government fears Deepwater Horizon well could become unchecked gusher

    05/10/2010 2:48:21 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 132 replies · 4,771+ views
    al.com ^ | April 30, 2010, 2:18PM | Ben Raines
    A confidential government report on the unfolding spill disaster in the Gulf makes clear the Coast Guard now fears the well could become an unchecked gusher shooting millions of gallons of oil per day into the Gulf. "The following is not public," reads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Emergency Response document dated April 28. "Two additional release points were found today in the tangled riser. If the riser pipe deteriorates further, the flow could become unchecked resulting in a release volume an order of magnitude higher than previously thought." Asked Friday to comment on the document, NOAA spokesman Scott...
  • In Less Than 72 Hours, Louisiana Beaches Will Be Pasted With Oil All Over The Place

    05/09/2010 7:08:19 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,367+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-9-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    In Less Than 72 Hours, Louisiana Beaches Will Be Pasted With Oil All Over The Place Joe Weisenthal May. 9, 2010, 9:59 AM Here's the latest NOAA 72-hour oil slick projection map, which was prepared Saturday night at 9:00 PM. The red dots represent beached oil.
  • Former NOAA oil spill cleanup boss says Obama waited too long in Gulf disaster

    05/02/2010 7:19:47 PM PDT · by dalight · 81 replies · 3,628+ views
    Gouget told the Registe that NOAA officials at the Unified Command Center in Louisiana know how to respond to spills, and know burning should have started as soon as possible after the initial release was detected. He also speculated that they may have been prevented from doing so by higher officials. "It may have been a political issue. The burn would make a big big plume and lots of soot. Like Valdez, the decisions to get the resources mobilized may not have occurred until it was too late," Gouget told the Register. "This whole thing has been a daily strip...
  • Former NOAA oil spill cleanup boss says Obama waited too long in Gulf disaster

    05/02/2010 6:49:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 710+ views
    washington examiner ^ | 5/2/10 | Mark Tapscott
    Why didn't federal officials implement an oil spill clean up plan they've had on the books since 1994 as soon as possible after crude began pumping into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling platform 53 miles south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico? The Mobile Register reports that Ron Gouget, who formerly managed the oil spill cleanup department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as a similar unit for the state of Louisiana, is criticizing the Obama White House's failure to act according to existing government plans in...
  • Magnitude 6.7 - BERING SEA

    04/30/2010 4:35:02 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 32 replies · 1,138+ views
    Magnitude 6.7 - BERING SEA 2010 April 30 23:11:43 UTC * Details * Maps * Tsunami Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.7 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time * Friday, April 30, 2010 at 23:11:43 UTC * Friday, April 30, 2010 at 02:11:43 PM at epicenter Location 60.370°N, 177.560°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region BERING SEA Distances * 486 km (302 miles) SW (221°) from Gambell, AK * 497 km (309 miles) SSW (208°) from Provideniya, Russia * 1500 km (932 miles) W (279°) from Anchorage, AK Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available Parameters...
  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick Nears US Coastline

    04/29/2010 8:03:13 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 23 replies · 2,412+ views
    VOA News ^ | April 29, 2010 | Brian Wagner
    Emergency crews in the Gulf of Mexico are deploying containment booms along the U.S. coastline as a massive oil slick from a damaged deepwater well approaches land. Experts say the slick might reach Mississippi River delta portions of the state of Louisiana by late Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, says the sandy shores of the Louisiana delta lie directly in the path of the expanding oil slick as it moves west. Meteorologists say winds have been constant for several days, pushing the slick from the site of the damaged Horizon Deepwater oil rig. The rig exploded...
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE RECORDS: POLICY-DRIVEN DECEPTION?

    04/16/2010 12:17:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies · 594+ views
    Science and Public Policy Institute ^ | April 13, 2010 | Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony Watts
    SUMMARY FOR POLICY MAKERS (by SPPI) 1. Instrumental temperature data for the pre-satellite era (1850-1980) have been so widely, systematically, and uni-directionally tampered with that it cannot be credibly asserted there has been any significant “global warming” in the 20th century. 2. All terrestrial surface-temperature databases exhibit signs of urban heat pollution and post measurement adjustments that render them unreliable for determining accurate long-term temperature trends. 3. All of the problems have skewed the data so as greatly to overstate observed warming both regionally and globally. 4. Global terrestrial temperature data are compromised because more than three-quarters of the 6,000...
  • NOAA: Global Temps Push Last Month to Hottest March on Record

    04/16/2010 11:47:22 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 42 replies · 993+ views
    NOAA News ^ | April 15, 2010 | NOAA
    The world’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to NOAA. Taken separately, average ocean temperatures were the warmest for any March and the global land surface was the fourth warmest for any March on record. Additionally, the planet has seen the fourth warmest January – March period on record. The monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis, which is based on records going back to 1880, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions. Global Temperature Highlights –...
  • Geomagnetic Storm (Now)

    04/11/2010 10:22:02 PM PDT · by TaraP · 52 replies · 1,953+ views
    Spaceweather ^ | APril 12th, 2010
    GEOMAGNETIC STORM! A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 12:30 UT on April 11th. The impact sparked a geomagnetic storm, underway now. Observers are reporting Northern Lights in Europe and New England. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight.
  • Culled out (NOAA eliminating recreational fishing)

    03/09/2010 4:44:38 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 226 replies · 1,325+ views
    ESPN ^ | 02/08/10 | Robert Montgomery
    Morlock fears that "what we're seeing coming at us is an attempted dismantling of the science-based fish and wildlife model that has served us so well. There's no basis in science for the agendas of these groups who are trying to push the public out of being able to fish and recreate.
  • Fishermen rally in Washington against regulations

    03/03/2010 7:29:19 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 567+ views
    Beverly Citizen ^ | Mar 01, 2010 | Terry Weber
    New England’s fishing activists, including a large contingent from Gloucester, headed to Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Feb. 24 to participate in the United We Fish rally. Armed with their reasons why the regulations placed on the fishing industry should be re-examined, the Gloucester activists packed their day with meetings, and delivered their message to the open ears of Washington lawmakers. Despite the cold temps and constant threat of rain and snow, a crowd estimated at 5,000 people attended the protest. “I was impressed with the rally,” said Jack Flaherty, a Gloucester fisherman who drove to D.C. with friends. “The biggest crowd...
  • A closer look at big decisions affecting the fishing industry

    03/03/2010 7:49:04 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 342+ views
    Capital City Weekly ^ | March 03, 2010 | Laine Welch
    Many of the big decisions that affect our fishing industry are made by people who are far away and have never set foot in Alaska. Catch share programs have become the preferred method for managing U.S. fisheries, and federal managers are offering incentives for regions to adopt the plan. "Business as usual with our traditional management tools is not accomplishing what we need," said Dr. Lubchenco, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... Catch shares is a term usually applied to programs that divide up fish resources among historical participants, but it also encompasses fishing co-operatives, sector splits and...
  • Fishery Enforcement Head Grilled At Hearing ( Massachusetts )

    03/03/2010 6:23:30 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 485+ views
    WBZ ^ | Mar 2, 2010
    An inspector general's report ripped NOAA for unfairly targeting the northeast fishermen. "I don't know if you know, it but we are in panic mode," said one local fisherman. An industry in peril. Fisherman told one of the highest ranking members of NOAA who is in charge of fishing regulations that the rules are killing them. "You're going to see a lot of guys go by the wayside," said a Gloucester fisherman. "It's a shame because we put a lot of sacrifice into this, so to see it all go away is going to be a shame." Dr. Jane Lubchenco...
  • Inspector: US fishery officer shredded documents

    03/03/2010 5:39:22 PM PST · by Vob · 13 replies · 564+ views
    WRAL..com - AP ^ | 3 March 2010 | JAY LINDSAY
    "He said his office also received a call about it on the IG hot line the day the files were shredded but didn't process it until after the documents were gone."
  • A Pending American Temperaturegate

    02/24/2010 12:14:48 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 755+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2010 | Edward R. Long
    Our study of data-massaging by the U.S. government agency charged with collecting temperature information raises uncomfortable questions. We have been repeatedly told (perhaps "lectured" is a better word) the past twenty years that global warming is occurring. With Climategate and subsequent confessions and bailouts by scientists at the CRU, Penn State, Arizona State, IPCC, et al., we are learning that little to none of the factual content in their "peer reviewed" articles is true. The Medieval Warming Period did occur, and it was warmer than currently; the oceans are not going to flood the plains; and the Artic Ocean may...
  • Al Gore's Nine Lies

    02/23/2010 4:34:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,353+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 23, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    A lot has happened since Newsweek's Nov. 9 cover story -- mostrecently the retraction of Al Gore's rising-seas scenario. Climate Fraud: The godfather of climate hysteria is in hiding as another of his wild claims unravels — this one about global warming causing seas to swallow us up. We've not seen or heard much of the former vice president, Oscar winner and Nobel Prize recipient recently as the case for disastrous man-made climate change collapses. Perhaps he's off reading how scientists were forced to withdraw a study on a projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding two...
  • Gov't Proposes "National Climate Service" For the US

    02/14/2010 5:44:20 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 17 replies · 400+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 10/2/13 | timothy
    Standing Bear writes "NPR reports that 140 years after the creation of the National Weather Service, the US government is proposing the creation of a similar service that will provide long-term projections of how climate will change. 'We are actually getting millions of requests a year already about: How should coastal cities plan for sea-level rise? How should various other agencies in the federal government or in state governments make plans for everything from roads to managing water supplies?' says NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco. 'And a lot of that is going to be changing as the climate changes.' Under...
  • American public aims a growing yawn at 'climate change'

    02/11/2010 2:24:00 PM PST · by 4FreeSpeach · 14 replies · 457+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | February 11, 2010 | Kevin O'Brien
    ... if the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press hadn't expanded its list of what the public considers America's top priorities for 2010 from 20 items to 21, guess what would have been left off : global warming. In the four years global warming has made Pew's list at all, the percentage of respondents concerned about it has marched steadily downward: from 38 percent to 35, to 30, to 28 this year. People are catching on. The federal government -- surprise -- is not. With your tax dollars, it is establishing a brand-new Climate Service within the...
  • NOAA's Ministry Of (Climate)Propaganda

    02/10/2010 9:54:30 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Climate Depot ^ | February 10, 2010 | Marc Morano
    Despite failures at Copenhagen, the fraud of the IPCC and the farce of Climate-gate, the administration wants an agency to monitor climate change. Why must we fund one-stop shopping for climate charlatans? As the climate freezes, there's no freeze on federal employment that will grow even more with the establishment of a new agency, the Climate Service office. The new agency was announced Monday by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This ministry of climate change propaganda will operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service....
  • Crippled By Blizzard, DC Announces New Global Warming Agency by Phone

    02/10/2010 4:44:47 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies · 533+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-10-10 | Marc Sheppard
    On Monday, the nation’s capital was still digging out from the weekend’s record snowfall that would effectively shut down the federal government for days. Making matters worse was the awareness among DC residents that their shoveling would require a repeat performance quite soon, as another major winter storm was due to hit early Wednesday. What a perfect day to announce the formation of a new federal agency to study and report on global warming.
  • NOAA's Ministry Of Propaganda

    02/09/2010 5:02:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 840+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 9, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Hoaxes: Despite failures at Copenhagen, the fraud of the IPCC and the farce of Climate-gate, the administration wants an agency to monitor climate change. Why must we fund one-stop shopping for climate charlatans? As the climate freezes, there's no freeze on federal employment that will grow even more with the establishment of a new agency, the Climate Service office. The new agency was announced Monday by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This ministry of climate change propaganda will operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean...
  • Six Inches From Slavery

    02/09/2010 7:24:57 AM PST · by JohnPierce · 25 replies · 1,243+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2010 | John Pierce
    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the city of King NC has received approximately six inches of snow over the last seven days. Apparently, that snowfall, coupled with limited power outages, was frightening enough that, last Friday February 5th, 2010, King Mayor Jack Warren declared a local state of emergency pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 14-288.12. ... With the stroke of a pen, the mayor stripped them of their fundamental right to travel, to peaceably assemble, and to openly bear arms as enumerated in the North Carolina Constitution. In addition to the denial of fundamental and...
  • Agency Will Create National Climate Service to Spur Adaptation [We need a new agency?]

    02/09/2010 5:44:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 389+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2-9-10
    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...