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  • NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present,..... – July 1936 now hottest....

    06/30/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world. See the examples below. Josh has been busy again and writes at Bishop Hill with a new cartoon:The temperature adjustments story has been brewing for weeks principally due to the many posts at ‘RealScience’ but taken up...
  • NOAA [quietly] Reinstates July 1936 As The Hottest Month On Record

    06/30/2014 1:14:50 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:58 PM 06/30/2014
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, criticized for manipulating temperature records to create a warming trend, has now been caught warming the past and cooling the present. July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the U.S. during a summer that was declared “too hot to handle” by NASA scientists. That summer more than half the country was experiencing drought and wildfires had scorched more than 1.3 million acres of land, according to NASA. According to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in 2012, the “average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 77.6°F, 3.3°F above the 20th century...
  • Global Warming 'Fabricated' by NASA and NOAA

    06/24/2014 5:19:40 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | James Delingpole & Kit Eastwood
    Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centres - NASA and NOAA - have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century "global warming". The evidence of their tinkering can clearly be seen at Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard has posted a series of graphs which show "climate change" before and after the adjustments. When the raw data is used, there is little if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling. However, once the data has been adjusted - ie fabricated by computer models - 20th century 'global...
  • Will climate change affect stone crabs?

    06/23/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2014 | Ken Kaye
    Could climate change mean fewer stone crabs in South Florida? Increasing carbon dioxide in the oceans has made it harder for the succulent sea creatures and potentially other shellfish to reproduce, according to Philip Gravinese, a marine biologist working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • 2014 Hurricane Season Prediction

    05/22/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 86 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | May 23,2014 | noaa/nhc
    Colorado State University researchers have forecast nine named storms in 2014, with just three expected to become hurricanes and one major storm. El Nino development is anticipated to contribute to a less active Atlantic tropical storm season. Forecasters got it wrong last year when they predicted an unusually busy hurricane season. There were just 13 named storms and two Category One hurricanes. The NHC has updated and revised several of their tracking and prediction products. The intensity probability table has been retired. The forecast cone (affectionately known as the cone of death or destruction) will be smaller. A new potential...
  • High carbon dioxide levels set a record

    05/01/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/1/14 | David Perlman
    There's striking new evidence that Earth's atmosphere is increasingly saturated with carbon dioxide, the major gas from fossil fuel emissions that trigger climate change. ... "This should be taken as a warning," said Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist with the Carnegie Institution's department of global ecology at Stanford University. "It is time to stop building things with tailpipes and smokestacks. "It is time to stop using the sky as a waste dump for our carbon dioxide pollution. If we fail to heed this warning, our children will end up living in a world that is much hotter than any human...
  • Federal workers watch 'Star Trek' on clock

    04/11/2014 6:19:13 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 48 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 10, 2014
    Federal workers watch 'Star Trek' on clock By Jim McElhatton Thursday, April 10, 2014 Exploring new frontiers in time and attendance fraud, a group of federal employees and contractors spent one day last summer at a local restaurant followed by an afternoon watching the latest “Star Trek” movie — all at taxpayers’ expense. --SNIP-- The afternoon was all on government time. But once they learned they were being investigated, the employees went back and changed their attendance records to take personal leave. Overall, about $3,500 reflecting the cost of staff time for lunch and the movie was returned to the...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • LIBERAL LIES ABOUT “GLOBAL WARMING” PUT A FACE ON NOAA WEATHER FORECASTERS

    02/27/2014 7:23:33 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Every so often the faceless liberal lie machine is forced to reveal itself and a real person or organization has to stand by the fabricated “science” of the Al Gores of the world. The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been forced into the sunlight and it has been made to look foolish because it believes Gore and his “climate change” charlatans. NOAA’s prediction for November through January was that most of the continental United States would enjoy above normal temperatures. Why would they say otherwise when there is only emotion instead of science...
  • NASA and NOAA Confirm Global Temperature Standstill Continues

    01/27/2014 3:36:40 PM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies
    GWPF ^ | 1/21/2014 | David Whitehouse
    In a joint press conference NOAA and NASA have just released data for the global surface temperature for 2013. In summary they both show that the ‘pause’ in global surface temperature that began in 1997, according to some estimates, continues. Statistically speaking there has been no significant trend in global temperatures over this period. All these years fall within the error bars of 0.1 deg C. The trend is less than this and is statistically insignificant. There is no statistical case for representing the post-1997 data as anything other than a constant line. The graphs presented at the press conference...
  • NOAA: 2013 4th hottest on record for planet...

    01/22/2014 8:15:06 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 61 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | January 21, 2014 | Anonymous
    Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its global temperature figures for 2013. The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees (14.52 Celsius) tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880. NASA, which calculates records in a different manner, said Tuesday that 2013 was the seventh warmest on record, with an average temperature of 58.3 degrees (14.6 Celsius). Both agencies said nine of the 10th warmest years on record have happened in the 21st century. The hottest year was 2010.
  • Ahoy, mateys! US to stop printing nautical charts [cost saving measure]

    10/23/2013 9:44:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Fox NY ^ | October 22, 2013 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is going into uncharted waters, deep-sixing the giant paper nautical charts that it has been printing for mariners for more than 150 years.</p> <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that to save money, the government will stop turning out the traditional brownish, heavy paper maps after mid-April.</p>
  • Lamborn Criticizes Armed EPA Raid ( Alaska )

    10/13/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 11, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration has turned bureaucrats at environmental agencies into armed SWAT teams to conduct unprecedented raids on small mining operations for what used to be simple reviews of clean water permits. That’s according to Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, chairman of the House Natural Resources subcommittee on energy and mineral resources, who held a hearing Thursday that examined the August raid of armed federal officials including the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicken, Alaska. Lamborn said the “EPA SWAT team of heavily armed and armored agents conducted paperwork inspections on small mining operations, in what appears nothing more than an...
  • US studies humpback whale endangered list removal

    09/01/2013 11:18:20 PM PDT · by deks · 8 replies
    PHYS.org ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Audrey Mcavoy
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a review of whether it should take North Pacific humpback whales off the endangered species list. NOAA Fisheries is responding to a petition filed by a group of Hawaii fishermen saying the whale should no longer be classified as endangered because its population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago. There are more than 21,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific, compared with about 1,400 in the mid-1960s.
  • NOAA decides against listing great white sharks as endangered

    06/28/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Pete Thomas Outdoors ^ | June 28, 2013 | Pete Thomas
    Great white sharks in the northeastern Pacific, including California, are not in danger of becoming extinct, according to NOAA Fisheries, and will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. NOAA had consented to consider listing white sharks as endangered in response to two petitions submitted last year. In a news release issued Friday, the federal agency explained that a team of eight scientists determined, based on review of the best available science, that white sharks in the northeast Pacific--from the Bering Sea to Mexico, and westward to Hawaii--have "a low to very low risk of extinction now and in...
  • Carbon dioxide levels reach all-time high prompting new warnings about climate change

    05/12/2013 1:03:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2013 | Sara Malm
    Carbon dioxide levels have reached its highest throughout human history, recent figures from a US monitoring station show. The level in our atmosphere is now at a record high 400 parts per million, prompting renewed warnings of the ‘huge risks’ of climate change. The shocking figures, which have risen from 270ppm before the Industrial Revolution, is a result of human activity such as burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. The preliminary figures have come from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) monitoring station in Hawaii. The greenhouse gas has not been at such high levels for around three...
  • Low Tornado Numbers and Low Tornado Deaths, May 2012-April 2013

    05/05/2013 2:10:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    NOAA Weather Partners ^ | May 1st, 2013 | Harold Brooks
    Updated 2 May 2013 to correct typo on date of previous low tornado countThe 12-month period from May 2012 to April 2013 was remarkable for the absence of tornado activity and tornado impacts in the United States.We can start by looking at the number of EF1 and stronger tornadoes during that period. A final count is available through January 2013 and we have a pretty good estimate of how many occurred in February through April, although final numbers won’t be available until July. Although the 12 month total may change a little bit with the final data, it’s unlikely to...
  • In Watching for El Niño and La Niña, NOAA Adapts to Global Warming

    02/15/2013 8:31:04 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    No single climate phenomenon has more influence on year-to-year variation in average global temperature than the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). When the central tropical Pacific Ocean is warmer than average (El Niño) or colder than average (La Niña), a cascade of atmospheric changes ensures that many parts of the globe feel the effects. But here’s a problem to consider: if the ocean today is warmer than the long-term average, won’t it look like the tropical Pacific is in a permanent El Niño? Won’t La Niña—the cool phase—just disappear? Will we have to redefine the nature of these influential climate events?...
  • Administration’s New Climate Report: Next Ice Age ‘Has Now Been Delayed Indefinitely’

    02/08/2013 3:06:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 8, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A federal advisory committee appointed by the Obama administration to produce a report on climate change says that if Earth’s climate were still “primarily controlled by natural factors”—rather than by man-made global warming—then the next ice age would occur within the next 1,500 years. But now, because of humans, the committee says, the next ice age has been "delayed indefinitely." “Confirmation of what are called Milankovich cycles (cyclical changes in the Earth’s orbit that explain the onset and ending of ice ages) led a few scientists in the 1970s to suggest that the current warm interglacial period might...
  • NOAA.gov - (Subject: C5c) Why Don't We Try to Destroy Tropical Cyclones by Nuking Them?

    Subject: C5c) Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? Contributed by Chris Landsea During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea. Now for a more rigorous scientific explanation of why this would not be an effective...
  • Commerce secretary: Return $544K in fish fines

    12/14/2012 8:16:55 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    ap ^ | Dec 14, 2012 | JAY LINDSAY
    The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters. Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to forgive two other complainants a combined $150,000 in debt. Her decisions followed the second phase of a lengthy probe into charges by New England fishermen of abusive, unfair treatment by the officers and attorneys who enforce the nation's fishing laws. Blank's decisions mean nearly $1.2 million in unjust penalties has now been ordered returned to fishermen. In May...
  • Superstorm Sandy and Sea Level Rise

    12/04/2012 9:37:47 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    ClimateWatch.NOAA.gov ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Kahn
    Climate.gov’s Brian Kahn interviews Cynthia Rosenzweig, a climate impacts expert at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and director of the NOAA-sponsored Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Why should New Yorkers care about sea level rise? First of all, sea level rise is a big issue for millions of people in the U.S., not just New Yorkers. Twenty-three of the 25 most densely populated U.S. counties are on the coast. In New York, the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy has shown how powerful and damaging the effects...
  • NOAA issues space weather G3 warning: "Strong to extreme"

    09/30/2012 10:59:48 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    VOA/ NASA ^ | October 1 | VOA/NASA
    Space Weather Message Code: ALTK06 Serial Number: 294 Issue Time: 2012 Oct 01 0443 UTC ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 Threshold Reached: 2012 Oct 01 0439 UTC Synoptic Period: 0300-0600 UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as...
  • East Coast weather satellite fails, spare used

    09/24/2012 4:29:03 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 9/24/12 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. weather satellite that tracks the East Coast and Atlantic hurricanes is broken.</p>
  • Weather Service Buys 46000 Rounds of Illegal Hollow Point Bullets: NOAA Needs Hollow Points?

    08/15/2012 7:29:08 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 51 replies
    Maggie' Notebook ^ | August 14, 2012 | Maggie
    Weather Service Buys 46000 Rounds of Illegal Hollow Point Bullets: NOAA Needs Hollow Points? In April 2012 we learned The Department of Homeland Security has been stocking up on many millions of rounds of ammunition of differing caliber bullets, and an unknown quantity of bullet-proof booths to use…on something or someone…somewhere. Today we learn the National Weather Service also needs bullets, hollow point bullets to be exact. A solicitation which appears on the FedBizOpps website asks for 16,000 rounds of .40 S&W jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullets, noted for their strength, to be delivered to locations in Ellsworth, Maine, and New Bedford,...
  • NOAA is buying thousands of rounds of hollow point .40 JHP ammo.

    08/14/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 50 replies
    Federal Biz Opps Web site ^ | August 10, 2012 | General Services Administration
    "The DOC NOAA National Weather Service - Western Acquisition Division, Boulder, requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). No reloads may be used with these weapons. All service furnished ammunition for issued firearms will be U.S. factory production. Inside Delivery to locations below:
  • NOAA Requests Ammunition For The Weather Service

    08/13/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    http://pprnnews.prepperpodcast.com ^ | 8.13.12 | James Smith
    On 9 Aug 2012, the Department of Commerce, for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by way of the National Weather Service, put out a solicitation for a small variety of ammunition. The solicitation breaks down the requirements: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). 6,000 rounds of frangible, 125-grain CFRHT .40 caliber. 24,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). In all, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, and only 500 Transtar II blue 24″ x 40″ targets are being...
  • Obama signs bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    08/11/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-11-12 | Paul Connor
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday evening that would exempt some senior-level presidential appointees from Senate confirmation. Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and cosponsored by Republicans and Democrats, the bill, now law, weakens the power of the legislature and strengthens the executive branch, critics have warned. The bill skated through the Senate three months after being introduced in 2011 and was passed by the Republican-controlled House 216-116 in July. The law now allows Obama and future presidents to name appointees to senior positions in every branch of the administration, from the Department of the Treasury to the Department...
  • Read This Horrifying George Will Column and You Will – if You Have any Decency –

    08/01/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically provide mind-blowing examples of individuals who have their lives turned upside down by evil bureaucrats. You may think “evil” is too strong a word, but it sticks in my mind after perusing these examples of abusive actions by the federal government. A story of vicious IRS persecution. Two stories of innocent people who were victimized by the idiotic Drug War. A video about how the EPA tried – and fortunately failed – to destroy a family. A story about the Justice Department’s discriminatory attack on a hapless homeowner. Now we have a George Will column that will get...
  • U.S. Government: No Evidence of Aquatic Humanoids (i.e., "Mermaids") Has Ever Been Found.

    07/03/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ^ | July 2012 | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. Mermaids — those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea — are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial. The ancient Greek epic poet Homer wrote of them in The Odyssey. In the ancient Far East, mermaids were the wives of powerful sea-dragons, and served as trusted messengers between their spouses and the emperors on land. The aboriginal people of Australia call mermaids yawkyawks – a name that may refer to their mesmerizing songs. The belief in mermaids may have arisen at the very dawn of our species. Magical...
  • NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center caught cooling the past

    06/06/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by Rocky · 15 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 6, 2012 | Christopher C. Burt
    Jeff Masters and I recently received an interesting email from Ken Towe who has been researching the NCDC historical temperature database and came across what appeared to be some startling inconsistencies. Namely that the average state temperature records used in the current trends analysis by the NCDC (National Climate Data Center) do not reflect the actual published records of such as they appeared in the Monthly Weather Reviews and Climatological Data Summaries of years past. Here is why. ------------------------------------------- Yet as we have seen time and time again, with the exception of a -0.05°C cooling applied for UHI (which is...
  • NOAA comes under criticism again, this time over National Weather Service funding

    06/08/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    SouthCoast Today ^ | June 5, 2012 | Don Cuddy
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its embattled head Dr. Jane Lubchenco are again the target of criticism after the director of the National Weather Service, Jack Hayes, resigned abruptly on Memorial Day weekend. An environmental watchdog group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), informed the Washington Post when it learned that Hayes had been replaced and the story has since been widely reported.
  • Warming gas levels hit 'troubling milestone'

    05/31/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/31/12 | Seth Borenstein - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon dioxide, the main global warming pollutant. Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn't quite a surprise, because it's been rising at an accelerating pace. Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395. So far, only the Arctic has reached that 400 level, but the rest of the...
  • Report: National Weather Service misappropriated $43 million

    05/27/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 5/27/2012 | Isolde Raftery
    Jack Hayes, the director of the National Weather Service, stepped down Friday in response to an investigation that top officials at the weather service had misappropriated $43.8 million by giving bonuses and extensions to contractors without proper justification. The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Commerce, which oversees NOAA, released the report on May 18, detailing an audit of nine contracts that include incentive pay for good work. The contracts have a maximum potential value of $1.6 billion. The investigators said there may be other contracts that provide additional awards from 2008, 2009 and 2010 but that...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Report: Amid problems, US fish stocks rebound

    05/18/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012 | AP
    A record number of fish populations have been rebuilt in U.S waters, even as problems continue to threaten the future of the high-profile New England fishing industry, according to a federal report released Monday. Six species that were once considered overfished have rebuilt to optimal population levels in waters from the Bering Sea to the Atlantic Coast, according to the annual report to Congress by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries arm. The report also said just 45 of 219 fish populations (21 percent) were considered overfished in 2011. Still, 13 of those stocks are in New England. That's...
  • NOAA Retracts Ad For Magician At Leadership Conference

    05/04/2012 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 16 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 5/4/12 | Jena McGregor
    It’s not an illusion. Just weeks after the General Services Administration sparked controversy for hiring mind readers and clowns to take part in a lavish training event in Las Vegas, it turns out that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted, and has now cancelled, an ad seeking a magician motivational speaker for a June leadership conference. The agency’s ad, which was cancelled after news of it appeared in Government Executive magazine and was criticized by lawmakers, called for “physical energizers, magic tricks, puzzles, brain teasers, word games, humor and teambuilding exercises.” The performer was asked to create “a unique...
  • NOAA sought magician, now wants plans to disappear

    05/03/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:18 PM EDT | SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to train agency leaders using "magic tools." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in hot water because on May 1 it posted a notice seeking a magician motivational speaker for a June leadership conference in suburban Maryland. The agency said presentations should include "physical energizers, magic tricks, puzzles, brain teasers, word games, humor and teambuilding exercises." It asked for the performer to create "a unique model of translating magic and principals of the psychology of magic, magic tools, techniques and...
  • Boy Glad Football Lost In Tsunami Found In Alaska

    04/23/2012 4:26:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 8 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 23 April 2012 | Malcolm Foster
    TOKYO (AP) — A teenager who lost his home in Japan's devastating tsunami now knows that one prized possession survived: a football that drifted all the way to Alaska. Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the ball with the youngster's name inscribed on it is one of the first pieces of debris from last year's tsunami to wash up on the other side of the Pacific.
  • Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watches 57, 58, 62 (KY, MO, IN, IL, OH, WV)

    03/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PST · by dirtboy · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 3/2/2012
    URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 57 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 955 AM CST FRI MAR 2 2012 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA WESTERN KENTUCKY SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 955 AM UNTIL 600 PM CST. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE MILES EAST AND...
  • Sen. Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300k Party Boat (Video-misappropriated fishing fines)

    02/20/2012 2:11:33 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-20-12 | Jim Hoft
    COMPLETE TITLE: Senator Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300,000 Party Boat (Video) ### Last week, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request for an Inspector General report on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) illicit purchase and use of a $300,000 luxury fishing boat. The request was granted, and Senator Brown spoke from the Senate floor to reveal the numerous abuses detailed in the previously unknown findings of the Inspector General. The following are the Senator Brown‘s remarks as prepared for delivery on the Senate floor: Here’s the transcript: I rise today to inform...
  • ***SOLAR RAGE***

    01/23/2012 12:37:53 PM PST · by TaraP · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 23rd, 2012
    A powerful solar eruption, the largest since May 2005 according to NOAA, is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth, which could force planes to be re-routed.
  • Monterey Biologist Accused of Feeding Whale (Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Large Fines)

    01/09/2012 5:19:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, January 9, 2012 | JASON DEAREN
    Monterey biologist accused of feeding whale SAN FRANCISCO ---- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws that protect marine mammals. Nancy Black, a marine scientist whose work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet, was charged Wednesday with four violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Her attorneys countered the charges by arguing that her interactions with the creatures were legal scientific research. She was accused of feeding killer whales in 2005 during a research trip, and misleading investigators by editing video footage of her...
  • Monterey Biologist Accused of Feeding Whale (Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Large Fines)

    01/09/2012 5:18:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Monday, January 9, 2012 | JASON DEAREN
    Monterey biologist accused of feeding whale SAN FRANCISCO ---- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws that protect marine mammals. Nancy Black, a marine scientist whose work has been featured on PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet, was charged Wednesday with four violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Her attorneys countered the charges by arguing that her interactions with the creatures were legal scientific research. She was accused of feeding killer whales in 2005 during a research trip, and misleading investigators by editing video footage of her...
  • Environmental Scientist Caught Agreeing To Ignore Her Own Data, Make Up New Claims

    12/13/2011 12:19:01 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    Wizbang Blog ^ | December 12, 2011 | Kevin
    Dr. Ann Maest is a managing scientist at Straus Consulting, and she’s the go to expert on all things groundwater. In the press release announcing her reappointment to the National Academy of Sciences, they mention that she is focused on the environmental effects of mining and petroleum extraction and production, and, more recently, on the effects of climate change on water quality. Maest is in high demand as an expert for those looking to stop oil and mineral exploration. She’s also heavily used by the federal government, even though after new details about her past work are coming to light...
  • New Bedford fisherman catch -- but can’t keep -- 882-pound tuna

    11/21/2011 4:39:29 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/21/2011 | Amanda Cedrone
    For one New Bedford fisherman, the big one that got away was the one that was taken away -- by federal fisheries agents. Carlos Rafael, owner of Carlos Seafood, has 15 boats that hunt for groundfish like haddock and flounder, but they have tuna permits just in case. So when one of his captains called to report that his crew had caught an 882-pound tuna in their trawling gear about a week ago, Rafael thought he would legally be able to sell the fish. “I called the hotline for tuna to make sure I was doing everything by the books,”...
  • NOAA Warns of Monster Solar Storm Region Facing Earth; Fully Capable of Producing X-Class Flares

    11/08/2011 11:27:48 AM PST · by blam · 159 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-8-2011 | Mac Slavo
    NOAA Warns of Monster Solar Storm Region Facing Earth for Next Two Weeks; Fully Capable of Producing X-Class Flares Mac Slavo November 8th, 2011 SHTFplan.com Last Thursday the sun produced an X1.9 rated solar flare that narrowly missed Earth. Although it wasn’t aimed directly at us, about 45 minutes after leaving the sun it was still powerful enough to disrupt radio communications. Now, that same area responsible for producing the X-class flare may pose a direct threat to Earth. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center says that the region on the sun known as AR11339 and...
  • Wind Farms Disrupting Radar, Scientists Say

    11/05/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 05, 2011 | unattributed
    This one's really off the radar. Wind farms, along with solar power and other alternative energy sources, are supposed to produce the energy of tomorrow. Evidence indicates that their countless whirring fan blades produce something else: "blank spots" that distort radar readings. Now government agencies that depend on radar -- such as the Department of Defense and the National Weather Service -- are spending millions in a scramble to preserve their detection capabilities. A four-star Air Force general recently spelled out the problem to Dave Beloite, the director of the Department of Defense’s Energy Siting Clearinghouse. "Look there’s a radar...
  • Sen. Scott Brown calls for firing of NOAA head ( fishing )

    10/22/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    ap ^ | October 22, 2011
    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is calling on President Obama to fire the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, saying she’s worsened the fishing industry’s problems. Brown said Saturday in a press conference at the Gloucester waterfront that Obama should replace Jane Lubchenco. In a statement, Brown said Lubchenco was indifferent to the industry’s struggles and wrongly committed to a new management system he says is destroying fishing jobs.
  • Limbaugh: Herman Cain Piggybacks on WaPo's Perry Smear and Obama's Debate Lie

    10/03/2011 11:34:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    EIB ^ | October 3, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm gonna tell you, this is really disappointing to me. Herman Cain. I liked Herman Cain -- like Herman Cain. The Washington Post has it as a Macaca story about Rick Perry. Apparently back when Rick Perry was a Democrat... There's this woman at the Washington Post who's written a story that, with traditional journalism, wouldn't even pass the first review by an editor. But apparently back in the eighties when Perry was a Democrat, he and his dad would go hunting at someplace and there is a rock that had the N-word on it that somebody...