From the irony department,
NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement
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.
As I write this, the weather cable TV stations are forecasting 4″ of snow today and an additional 6″-8″ tomorrow. Washington, which was slammed harder than us over the weekend causing the government offices to close and the National Guard to be called on duty, is supposed to get even more.
But, says NOAA spokesman Justin Kenney, they’re happy to have a chance to educate people about the difference between the climate and the weather.
Or, as Don Surber puts it, Baghdad Bob joins NOAA.