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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blizzard Interferes with Opening of new Global Warming Office

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.

Source: Washington Wire 


You can't make this stuff up!!! How many times have these things been preempted by excessive snow, blizzards or ice storms?

I wonder how much longer these people can remain in denial as this current cooling cycle progresses ever cooler?

How much time will be wasted screaming about the need to prepare for warmer temperatures, when we should be prepping for shorter growing seasons, colder winters and the need for more energy production?