...if there is any further proof necessary of the isolation and ideological nature of the Obama administration, they have chosen this day - just after a massive winter storm, and just before a second massive winter storm - to announce the creation of a "Ministry of Global Warming", a one-stop propaganda center filled with every lie you need to know in order to support the government takeover of the carbon industry. And, of course, an easy shopping center for lazy mainstream journalists who need talking points and punchy graphics to fill out their scare article on the front page...of section C-1....
All done with your taxpayer dollars, of course.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has proposed the creation of an NOAA Climate Service, an office of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration that would unify all the agency's climate science and data.
Locke said the office would integrate the agency's climate science and services and make them more accessible.
"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," said Locke. "In the process, we'll discover new technologies, build new businesses and create new jobs." [sigh... - ed.]
The office would coordinate data collected by NOAA researchers throughout the world, including predictions about both short- and long-term global changes and information on how U.S. resources can best be used to adapt to climate change and produce renewable energy.
Carol Browner, President Obama's energy and climate advisor, said NOAA's research is already crucial to U.S. business and government leaders, and the new service would make it even more valuable.
"Businesses, communities and governments will rely even more on its expertise and the critical information it provides to make informed decisions based on the best science available, " she said. "We will be better able to confront climate change, and the many challenges it presents for our environment, security, and economy." ["rely even more"??? Saying so doesn't make it so... - ed]
No balance of opinion, no questioning of the science, even as the snow piles up around us to record heights. Just all of the government's so-called data , homogenized into one neat harmonious shriek about the doom that faces us all! if we don't toe the green line.
Think I'm exaggerating? Check out the top news stories on the government's site:
NOAA's Sea Grant Awards Eight 'Climate Engagement' Mini-Grants
Wed, 03 Feb 2010
Coastal residents, businesses and decision-makers around the country will consider how their communities can adapt to climate change through eight newly awarded NOAA National Sea Grant College Program grants.
Stratospheric Water Vapor is a Global Warming Wild Card
Thu, 28 Jan 2010
A 10 percent drop in water vapor ten miles above Earth’s surface has had a big impact on global warming, say researchers in a study published online January 28 in the journal Science. The findings might help explain why global surface temperatures have not risen as fast in the last ten years as they did in the 1980s and 1990s.
Emissions of Potent Greenhouse Gas Increase Despite Reduction Efforts
Wed, 27 Jan 2010
Despite a decade of efforts worldwide to curb its release into the atmosphere, NOAA and university scientists have measured increased emissions of a greenhouse gas that is thousands of times more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide and persists in the atmosphere for nearly 300 years.
NOAA: December Global Ocean Temperature Second Warmest on Record
The global ocean surface temperature was the second warmest on record for December, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C
Oh no! Doom awaits us all, unless we fall in line with Lisa Jackson, Carol Browner, and Barack Obama and ditch our SUVs, lower our thermostats to 62 degrees, tax our gas and oil, and move back into the cities!
This site, and the timing of its release, begs the question: Just how stupid do Barack Obama and the Democrats think we Americans are?