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Monday, July 23, 2018

In an era of climate refugees who will be forcibly cast out of their homes by either too much water or not enough, [Monique]Coleman sees herself as more of a retreat pioneer -- someone who seized whatever agency she could as she faced an uncertain future. "There's nothing worse than sticking your head in the sand and resisting all this change going on around you," she says. "Because then you end up feeling pushed to make a decision that you are not prepared to make."

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Here is a link to NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer. Put in any address and move the rise of the sea up to see when your home will get wet. It's fun!

https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/

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I hope that Perfect Leader will not have NOAA take this website down.
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#1 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-07-24 12:18 AM | Reply

Gawd Dam it AJ!

What the hell are you doing? Are you trying to bring the Eye of Mordor upon them? 👁

Don't give Humpy any ideas!

Maybe he won't notice NOAA exists until it is too late to stop them from bringing more critical information to the people.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-24 10:27 AM | Reply

Trump is putting the head of accuweather in charge of the NOAA. Be prepared to start paying to get weather information

Barry Myers, the C.E.O. of for-profit weather forecasting service AccuWeather, has supported measures that would limit how much information the National Weather Service can publicly release, so private companies like his can use N.W.S. data to sell their own products to consumers.

www.vanityfair.com

#3 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-07-24 01:13 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by hatter5183

So taxpayers fund the government to collect weather data, which is turned over to private corporations, which sells the taxpayer owned data back to the taxpayer for a profit. Not surprised they want this, but definitely disappointed. A lot of researchers rely on public data to do their work, including myself.

#4 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-07-24 01:28 PM | Reply

"So taxpayers fund the government to collect weather data, which is turned over to private corporations, which sells the taxpayer owned data back to the taxpayer for a profit."

Not exactly true.

You can get the very same data that any private corporation can get. FREE. Because, as you have said, YOU have already paid for it. Corporations take that same data you have access to and "massage" it for their customers specific requirements.

You can do that too.

Or you can just go weather.gov and click on the map and get the Weather Service's "massaged" data.

If you want climate data you can go to that site, too. Climate is more a NOAA thing.

Or click on the state you are interested in and drill down and get what ever data you need.

You can also call (they even still accept rotary phone calls) or you can even visit any National Weather Service Forecast Office (WFO) in the country (during business hours) and get a personal spot forecast from a meteorologist on duty (if there is no major event in progress).

Service is in their name

Just ask em!


#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-24 02:33 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by donnerboy

I get that this is the current situation. However, Hatter's link suggests public release of said data would be limited. Would this limit my ability to download raw data in say a .csv (like I can do now)? I'm not sure about this, as the article is not very clear. I can't see the public having to pay for data they already own, but with Trump...who knows?

#6 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-07-24 02:48 PM | Reply

"However, Hatter's link suggests public release of said data would be limited."

That is not going to happen.

That tried it before and Congress shot it down. And the NWS is dead set against it.

And this article was from Oct 2017. That is ancient history now. The Eye of Mordor has cast it's evil gaze down toward the FAA and NASA and NPR.

The weather service is safe.

This budget year.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-24 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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