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Blizzard Cancels Climate Agency Launch

First this bit of fun from the heretics at the Wall Street Journal:

NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement

February 8, 2010

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.

But the sad thing is that the NOAA has, despite the weather, opened their Climate Services agency, and their taxpayer funded websiteclimate portal’ is already up and running and spewing out their mind polluting propaganda.

And they are not even sparing the children. In fact, they are targeting them:

Here is just one example of their full court efforts to control any and all discussions about the weather:

CSI: NOAA Climate Scene Investigators

By Katy Human

Oct 22nd, 2009

On the television show, CSI, Raymond Langston leads a team of forensic scientists who investigate brutal crimes to figure out who committed them. In NOAA’s version of CSI, Marty Hoerling leads a group of climate and weather researchers who investigate killer climate patterns—heat waves, tornadoes, and floods—to figure out what may have triggered them.

Working with colleagues across NOAA, Hoerling created Climate Scene Investigators (CSI) in 2007, partly as a response to the chaotic media coverage that resulted after NOAA announced 2006 as the hottest on record for the United States. The annual average U.S. temperature was 55°F that year, fully 2.2° above the 20th century average, according to a NOAA news release that went out in January 2007. Urgent questions began pouring in from the media, and NOAA scientists responded with the best information they had at hand. But there had been no organized effort to examine all the evidence related to extreme events, or to figure out what factors were responsible, Hoerling said.

(Photo: Marty Hoerling of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory.)

In 2006, most counties in the contiguous United States reported annual average temperatures that were warmer than normal. Questions about the record-breaking heat inspired researchers to work together to understand the triggers for these conditions.

“Even within NOAA,” he said, “we presented many different opinions on the cause of the record heat. Some said the record heat was because of global warming, while others insisted that it was not.” Hoerling, a researcher in NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado, noted that it quickly became clear that NOAA needed a team of experts who could investigate climate scene evidence and report findings to policy makers and the media in a timely manner.

The CSI team set themselves up to perform fast-response attribution work for future climate events. They armed themselves with computer models, historical data related to previous climate events, and recent observations that would help them understand the possible sources of unusual climate and weather patterns. Though it’s not possible to attribute any single weather event to one specific cause in our complex climate system, they were willing to use the available tools to investigate the probabilities that various climate factors contributed to extreme events.

Hoerling said he thinks of the attribution team’s work as “filling a gap” in NOAA. “Monitoring and prediction are two main branches of NOAA’s climate services. Sitting between them is the service of explaining possible causes of climate conditions, or attribution,” Hoerling explained. “Our fledgling NOAA-CSI effort at real-time climate attribution seeks to fill this gap. Our efforts help to explain the observed conditions, and those explanations help to inform predictions.”

In other words, NOAA has established a ‘war room,’ to make sure that our watchdog media spin any weather news as signs of global warming climate change.

And we thought it was wrong for the government to try to control the news media.

We even thought it was illegal for our government to propagandize us.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Blizzard Cancels Climate Agency Launch”

  1. proreason says:

    I see they already have the all-important new-age’y logo.

    First things first.

    Next on the agenda, a cuddly cartoon character to capture the kids attention.

    After that, the scare tactics to give the kids nightmares.

    That ought to about do it.

    • Right of the People says:

      Beary Blizzard, Climate Change the Chimp, George the Global Warming gator just to throw out some ideas. Personally I like Beary Blizzard myself, he’d be more realistic especially if you dressed him up in a parka.

      Talk about irony. I wonder if anyone at these agencies worldwide have any inkling of how moronic they sound talking about melting ice packs, etc, etc, considering the weather we’ve been experiencing for the last 8 – 10 years. In 2002 we had the snowiest winter on record here in the People’s Republic of Vermont, over 360″ in the valleys, almost 700″ on the mountains and in 2004 the coldest winter ever. In 2004 we had 32 consecutive days where the high for the day did not exceed 0º and that’s Fahrenheit not Celsius boys and girls. Lows in the -30º to -35º range.

      They’ve been keeping records here since the late 1700’s so that’s going back some. Sure feels like global warming to me.

  2. David says:

    …they were willing to use the available tools to investigate the probabilities that various climate factors contributed to extreme events.

    Any bets that they will report the significance of their “probabilities” or highlight the sensitivities to different variables in their predictions? You know the barbarians would make war, plant crops and basically run their entire land based on how their magicians read the omens. I am so glad we are beyond that now.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    (sound of jackass braying)


    Thank you, God. Way to go, Big Guy.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Kinda puts the kabosk on the Charmin Bears and the T.P. on a limb in a tree.
    Can they recall the Nobel Prize on Big Al without a temper tantrum?

    OOOPS……….Al’s too busy gathering and assimilating old weather data for a new movie with Mikey (fatass) Moore.

  5. Chuckk says:

    CSI is a government agency dedicated to proving white is black, day is night, and up is down.

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