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Two Surprising Facts about NOAA

, senior climate scientist

Did you know that services from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) support more than one-third of US GDP? Read more >

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Arctic Breaks Many Records – Arctic Report Card 2016

, senior climate scientist

Since 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an annual peer-reviewed assessment of the Arctic. The tenth assessment was released on December 13, 2016.  Arctic Report Card 2016 is remarkable for two reasons.

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Table created by Brenda Ekwurzel based on findings in Arctic Report Card 2016
Arctic Report Card 2016 Fig 4.3
Arctic Report Card 2016 Figure 12.1
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As NOAA Head Testifies in Congress, 90,000 Ask Science Committee Chairman to Stop Playing Politics With Science

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Tomorrow, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan will testify before the House Science Committee. It is possible that Rep. Lamar Smith, the committee’s chairman, will take the opportunity to ask her about his outstanding subpoena for correspondence among scientists who study climate change. Yesterday, UCS sent two letters—one from 1,595 scientists and one from 91,596 citizens—asking the chairman to rescind the subpoena. Read more >

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The Chair of the House Science Committee Is Harassing NOAA Climate Scientists Again

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith has revived his misguided crusade against climate change scientists who work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In a letter to NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan dated February 22, obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists earlier this week, the chairman demands reams of deliberative materials among scientists related to their work. Read more >

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Hundreds of Scientists Speak Up to Support NOAA Climate Research

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Hundreds of experts have signed two letters thanking NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan for continuing to stand firm against House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s attempts to politicize climate science. Read more >

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