At Your ServiceFebruary 8, 2010
Looks like the Obama administration will announce today the formation of a National Climate Service. At this point, it’s only hearsay, as there are plans to announce a ‘major climate initiative’, but many little birdies lead this particular observer to conclude that the rumors are correct.
The concept of a “National Climate Service” dates back decades, but it found new life in the waning days of the George W. Bush administration and has been embraced by the Obama White House. The idea is to create a central federal source of information on everything from projections of sea level rise to maps of the nation’s best sites for wind and solar power.