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02-08-2010, 07:19 PM
NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement
By Louise Radnofsky

As D.C. continued to dig out from Snowmageddon and is keeping an eye on another storm system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was busy making a climate change announcement.

NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, is going to be providing information to individuals and decision-makers through a new NOAA Climate Service office. “More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information about these changes to inform decision-making about virtually all aspects of their lives,” the release says.

Earlier snowmelt? That would be nice.

Turns out the release was planned prepared ahead of the snowstorm, which shut federal agencies today and forced its senders to hold a press conference by telephone instead of at the National Press Club.

It’s not the first time inclement weather has put a chill on official efforts to tackle climate change. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to leave the Copenhagen summit early in December to get back to D.C. before the blizzard known as Snowpocalypse grounded all flights.

We know how this argument goes: Climate change-skeptics such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that the weather conditions prove that “global warming” is a hoax; activists say that scientists are looking at longer-lasting weather patterns.

But, says NOAA spokesman Justin Kenney, they’re happy to have a chance to educate people about the difference between the climate and the weather.


02-08-2010, 07:33 PM
I find it ironic that as the world is collectively pulling away from the IPCC we are suddenly having NOAA shoved down our throat.

02-09-2010, 01:33 AM
Think of how Hard GOD is laughing at these morons, Justice be served!

02-09-2010, 01:58 AM
Geithner to Meet with Global Warming Crazies and Opportunists, in Snow Buried D.C.

On Tuesday morning, Treasury Secretary Geithner will host a breakfast meeting for members of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, an alliance of leading businesses and environmental organizations that have advocated for federal climate legislation.

Secretary Geithner will then join the President and the Vice President to meet with bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate to discuss working together on the economy and jobs. Expected attendees include Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-8), Representative Steny Hoyer (MD-5) and Representative John Boehner (OH-8).

Later, Secretary Geithner will meet separately with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, Secretary Geithner will attend the President's economic daily briefing at the White House


02-09-2010, 01:24 PM

02-09-2010, 02:25 PM
This is exactly why they had to change the name of "it" from Global Warming to Climate Change.

02-09-2010, 02:58 PM
This is exactly why they had to change the name of "it" from Global Warming to Climate Change.

I know.

This thread is another:


02-09-2010, 03:00 PM
This is exactly why they had to change the name of "it" from Global Warming to Climate Change.


02-10-2010, 01:58 AM
Climate Change is real! I would be willing to bet since the earth was born it has been ever changing which also dispels the myth human caused gw has anything to do with it.