Washington Post: NOAA suspects lead agency to help climate change


David Legates, who was a professor at the University of Delaware before being tapped by the administration, will serve as the National Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Atmospheric Administration for Environmental Observation and Prediction, which called the climate skeptical. Will report directly to NOAA Administrator Neil Jacobs.

The Post said the Legates formerly served as meteorologists from Delaware, but were “forced” by their “controversial views” on the issue.

The newspaper said that the legates “came under pressure from the then government. Ruth Ann Minor (D), because her fossil fuel industry-funded research casts doubt on the science that burning coal, oil and other fossil fuels is the main factor.” Behind heating the planet and rising sea levels and extreme weather events will give rise to dangerous effects. ”

NOAA “oversees weather forecasting, climate research and fisheries,” according to the Post, and “has so far continued its climate research and communications activities with political influence,” like the Environmental Protection Agency, other parts of the administration Unlike, which is “sacked and sidelined climate scientists or changed their work before publication.”

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