Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Department of Climate Change

Borepatch Operative Rick emails to report that NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is setting up an office to handle Climate Change:

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to 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," Locke said Monday at a news conference.

Lubchenco added, "Climate change is real, it's happening now." She said climate information is vital to the wind power industry, coastal community planning, fishermen and fishery managers, farmers and public health officials.

Now that the Fed.Gov is on it, we don't need to worry about it any more, right?

As a full service climate blog, let me save the taxpayers a boatload of dough, but providing what the new department will take 5 years to produce.

There, all done. No need to thank me, it's all part of the service.


"Zack" said...

I popped a hernia laughing so hard!

Man, that is classic.

Paladin said...

I wonder if the establishment of the new office will be delayed by the two straight days of federal government shutdown in DC, due to the enormous amount of snow and blizzard conditions?...

The God of Irony does have a sense of humor :)

GuardDuck said...

Bore patch, you are the visual zinger king.

JP said...

Take a look at the picture on the first post here:

Figured you might like that.