51 DAYS until Election Day
David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has spent much of his career questioning basic tenets of climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Legates confirmed to NPR that he was recently hired as NOAA’s deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. The position suggests that he reports directly to Neil Jacobs, the acting head of the agency that is in charge of the federal government’s sprawling weather and climate prediction work.
Neither Legates nor NOAA representatives responded to questions about Legates’ specific responsibilities or why he was hired. The White House also declined to comment.
It seems pretty straight-forward, so I guess they don’t have to comment.
As the western states are burning, and an unusually large number of hurricanes are hitting the South, the impact of climate change is undeniable —it is here, right now; that climate change will be politicized is also undeniable because Lord Damp Nut’s cronies own coal and oil companies and they have a vested interest in burning fossil fuels.
Expect to hear more nonsensical arguments about the cause being nature (and not mankind) because the root cause of climate change denial is money, and who gets to make it.