Like the National Weather Service, the service would fall within NOAA and be a repository for federal research that would be accessible to agencies and the public alike. NOAA administrator Conrad Lautenbacher says that having a central scientific organization to collate this information could help to depoliticize climate research. The service would not have any regulatory authority.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
NOAA chief backs bid for climate-change agency
Some denialists may view this as part of Conrad Lautenbacher's made quest for world domination, but I think this is a good idea. From Nature: The chief of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has called for the creation of a National Climate Service to manage and disseminate information about global warming.