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.

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.

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