Monday, February 8, 2010

NOAA Regional Climate Change Offices on the way.

Must be our lucky day. U.S. to Create Climate-Change Office
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced plans today to create an office aimed at helping inform businesses and local communities about climate change.
“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. In the process, we’ll discover new technologies, build new businesses and create new jobs.”
The Commerce Department today also announced a new Internet site,, which it is dubbing the NOAA Climate Portal. The site will feature a new climate science magazine called ClimateWatch, data such as temperatures and carbon- dioxide levels, and scientists’ discussions of their research, NOAA said.
With so much of So. Texas and surrounding areas endangered by rising sea levels and more powerful hurricanes, perhaps NOAA will put a regional office in Houston or thereabouts. The scientific consensus, if not god himself, knows they could use some help down there mitigating & adapting to climate change, & perhaps supplanting some of that XOM-funded denial with informed citizens.

Certainly overdue.

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