Acting NOAA Administrator


Photo: Darla White (NOAA)

Ocean Agency Must Keep Its Focus on Climate Change and Sustaining Marine Ecosystems

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

It has been a tumultuous couple of weeks for ocean aficionados like me. The Acting Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, made a presentation to leadership at the Department of Commerce, NOAA’s home, on possible changes and priorities for the agency during this administration. His second slide clearly describes a shift away from scientific work on climate and efforts to conserve and manage ocean and coastal resources. Read more >

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Arctic Report Card 2017: Ice Cover Is Shrinking Faster Compared With Prior 1500 Years

, senior climate scientist

This year’s NOAA’s Arctic Report Card highlights that the Arctic’s sea ice area is shrinking at a faster pace than in the past 1,500 years–and it’s not rebounding. This information is crucial to the world: What happens in the Arctic influences coastlines everywhere and extreme weather events in the Northern Hemisphere. Read more >

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