Tag: NOAA

Sharpiegate: Democrats Launch Probe Into Whether Team Trump Worked to Muddy Hurricane Facts

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) at a campaign event in Dallas, July 2019. The head of the House science committee has launched an investigation related to Sharpiegate.Photo: Tony Gutierrez (Associated Press) Donald Trump wouldn’t let Sharpiegate go when he kept insisting that Alabama was too in grave danger from Hurricane Dorian, and now, neither will […]

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Commerce Secretary Said to Have Threatened to Have Heads Roll if Weather Service Didn’t Back Trump on Alabama’s Dorian Risk

Wilbur Ross outside Trump Tower in New York, November 2016Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) In the latest fallout from Sharpiegate, the push to convince the American people that its wannabe emperor Donald Trump wears clothes, er, was correct, when he put Alabama in the path of Hurricane Dorian, went as far as threats of pink slips […]

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Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials Over Trump’s Fake Weather Report

Well, we now have a possible explanation why NOAA put out a bizarre, unsigned press release backing President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claims and throwing its own scientists under the bus in the process. The order came down from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, three unnamed sources told the New York Times. Ross called up acting NOAA […]

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Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites

The Trump administration has undermined the fight against climate change by suffocating facts and science on government websites, according to a federal watchdog group that monitors thousands of government pages for changes. A report published by the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) on Monday found that language related to climate change has disappeared at […]

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Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

A dead seal found near Kotlik, Alaska. Image: Harold Okitkun A mysterious string of seal deaths along an Alaskan coastline has triggered a federal investigation. The carcasses of at least 60 ice seals—bearded, ringed, and spotted seals—have been discovered near the Arctic’s Bering and Chukchi seas on Alaska’s western coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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