View Full Version : Obama A Climate Change Agency? Theater of the Absurd

02-08-2010, 12:49 PM
The administration is out of control. If we didnt have enough real issues, they continue to be involved in this. And its your tax dollars paying for it.

Obama administration proposes new climate change agency

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is proposing a new agency to study and report on the changing climate.
Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting.

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, planned to announce Monday that NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.

NOAA recently reported that the decade of 2000-2009 was the warmest on record worldwide; the previous warmest decade was the 1990s. Most atmospheric scientists believe that warming is largely due to human actions, adding gases to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.

Researchers and leaders from around the world met last month in Denmark to discuss ways to reduce climate-warming emissions, and a follow-up session is planned for later this year in Mexico.

"More and more people are asking for more and more information about climate and how it's going to affect them," Lubchenco explained. So officials decided to combine climate operations into a single unit.

Portions of the Weather Service that have been studying climate, as well as offices from some other NOAA agencies, will be transferred to the new NOAA Climate Service.

The new agency will initially be led by Thomas Karl, director of the current National Climatic Data Center. The Climate Service will be headquartered in Washington and will have six regional directors across the country.

Lubchenco also announced a new NOAA climate portal on the Internet to collect a vast array of climatic data from NOAA and other sources. It will be "one-stop shopping into a world of climate information," she said.

Creation of the Climate Service requires a series of steps, including congressional committee approval.

In recent years, a widespread private weather forecasting industry has grown up around the National Weather Service, and Lubchenco said she anticipates growth of private climate-related business around the new agency.

While most people notice the weather from day to day or week to week, climate looks at both the averages and extremes of weather over longer periods of time. Understanding both weather and climate, and their changes, are vital to much of the world's economic activity ranging from farming to travel to energy use and production and even food shipments and disease prevention.

Atmospheric scientists have long joked that climate is what you expect and weather is what you get. But greenhouse warming is changing what can be expected from climate, and researchers are seeking to understand and anticipate the impacts of that change.


02-08-2010, 01:13 PM
This has to be one of the most tone-dead Admins I have ever seen.

02-08-2010, 01:14 PM
NOAA recently reported that the decade of 2000-2009 was the warmest on record worldwide

This is absolutely, 100% bullshit. And outright fucking lie. There is proof, no there is tons of proof the planet was warmer in the past than it was from 200-2009.

Absoulte lie.

02-08-2010, 01:17 PM
The hard left is totalitarian with good intentions. He's controlling everything: big auto, student loans, aiming for health care...what next pharmaceuticals. When communism comes to America it will be wrapped in good intentions and the color green.

02-08-2010, 01:18 PM

I don;t buy this bullshit for nothing. And what was their data based off? I smell more faulty information being shoved down our throat.

02-08-2010, 01:20 PM
The problem is, with so many people getting busted either tampering with or otherwise ignoring data to produce a specific outcome, we don't know who to trust anymore on this bullshit. What we do know is that data has been manipulated by several people to show global warming is worse than what it really is. That much we do know.

02-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Well if there's an agency appointed to it, it has automatic credibility, right?

02-08-2010, 04:59 PM
Need to budget a billion or so.