Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NOAA's ministry of climate change propaganda

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced its intent to create a new Climate Service unit.  From the NOAA press release:

Individuals and decision-makers across widely diverse sectors – from agriculture to energy to transportation – increasingly are asking NOAA for information about climate change in order to make the best choices for their families, communities and businesses. To meet the rising tide of these requests, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced the intent to create a NOAA Climate Service line office dedicated to bringing together the agency’s strong climate science and service delivery capabilities.

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.

“By providing critical planning information that our businesses and our communities need, NOAA Climate Service will help tackle head-on the challenges of mitigating and adapting to climate change,” said Secretary Locke. “In the process, we'll discover new technologies, build new businesses and create new jobs.”
Americans are not searching for relevant and timely information about climate change.  They are searching for jobs.  Recent polling makes it clear that climate change isn't even on the radar of the average American.  Investors Business Daily serves up a withering analysis:
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 Service. "Whether we like it or not, climate change represents a real threat," Lubchenco said at a press conference as snow measured in feet blanketed the Eastern seaboard. This new agency represents a threat to real climate science.

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

That portal will be more like Alice's rabbit hole, leading to a world of disinformation where climate data will mean whatever Locke and Lubchenco want it to mean.

Exactly what information and from which sources are we talking about? Will there be an NOAA map showing the missing Canadian weather stations or perhaps the U.S. weather stations next to air-conditioning exhaust vents or on asphalt parking lots?

The number of weather stations used to calculate average global temperatures was reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,500 today, mainly concentrated in warmer, urban areas. The number of reporting stations in Canada used by NOAA dropped from 600 to 35. One station, at Eureka on Ellesmere Island, is now used by NOAA as a temperature gauge for all Canadian territory above the Arctic Circle.

Will we have access to all the messages from Britain's Climate Research Unit, including the data and e-mail that was destroyed, deleted and manipulated? Will there be instructions on how to "hide the decline" in global temperatures?

Let's not forget the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Cheats — uh, Panel On Climate Change — whose chief, Rajendra Pachauri, is busy writing porn novels when he's not caught fabricating doomsday climate scenarios or sitting on contrary data.
The NOAA was scheduled to make the formal announcement of its new ministry of climate change propaganda at the National Press Club on Monday, but the D.C. blizzard forced them to hold a telephone press conference instead.

This week's snowfall officially makes 2009-2010 the snowiest winter on record for the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  And winter isn't even over.  I'm sure the residents of those cities would appreciate the promised "early snowmelt" of global warming about now.

1 comment:

  1. NOAA is missing critical information on climate change as is global academia. The sciences of the world are literally blind to temperature, we use calculators in building engineering and energy sciences. Climate change is the result of warming the atmosphere called global warming. Change is the key word because while you have snow, we don't and rain has caused problems for winter olympics. California is flooding, Florida is freezing, Washington State breaking very warm with the point being climate change is the worry and more is coming.

    Although buildings are designed with regional temperatures, buildings were signed off as compliant with building code because we can't see their function or their interaction with the sun.

    We did several years of advanced temperature work to find the cause of urban heat islands and how they use energy. Individual buildings are being radiated because of absorbent exterior finishes and generating heat they aren't insulated for. We are responding to symptoms with massive emissions while not reducing the atmospheric heat.

    We investigate temperature at molecular levels and is the most advanced infrared imaging in the world and I say that for education. Here is a link to urban heat islands, Los Angeles spends over 100 million a year on energy production responding to them. All of it is a waste that could be spent on addressing the cause of urban heat islands with paints, shade, exterior materials. On Christmas Day in Canada it was 23 degree F outside and building exteriors were 123 degrees F. That heats the atmosphere without emissions produced.