I got this regular press release from NOAA this morning announcing an upcoming press conference. Ho Hum…but wait, buried at the bottom of the copy is a little nugget that brings me some hope. I know many NOAA employees read WUWT. Maybe our collective exasperation at the way they portray their Earthly understanding finally made it up the food chain. – Anthony
NOAA to Issue 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will release its initial seasonal outlook for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference in Miami. NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco will discuss the outlook with FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino highlighting the critical need for storm preparedness. They will be joined by a diverse group of NOAA hurricane experts available for questions and interviews.
What: Press conference announcing NOAA’s 2010 Atlantic hurricane season outlook
When: Thursday, May 20, 11:00 am EDT
Where: NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Todd Kimberlain, hurricane specialist with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center is available for onsite interviews in Spanish.
Media may also participate via conference call. Please call Susan Buchanan at the phoie number above to obtain the number and passcode.
- Dr. Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
- Rich Serino, deputy administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency
This event will be conducted by Dr. Robert Atlas, director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Other NOAA hurricane experts attending will be:
- Dr. Gerry Bell, NOAA’s lead hurricane seasonal forecaster
- Dr. Ed Rappaport, deputy director, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center
- Dr. Frank Marks, director, NOAA/AOML Hurricane Research Division
NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Visit us at http://www.noaa.gov or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov.
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Note the new wording in the slogan:
“NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment…”
That’s a significant change from the slogan we’ve all rolled our eyes at in the past which previously said:
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment…
You can read that old slogan at the very bottom of this May 6th, 2010 press release here:
Is NOAA finally admitting they in fact don’t “know it all” or is this just a fluke from a copy writer with a conscience? I look forward to the next NOAA press release.