AccuWeather’s Barry Myers nominated to head NOAA

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Apparently President Trump has nominated Accuweather's Barry Myers to head NOAA. Not exactly sure how I feel about that. Could Trump administration's plan to slash 17% of NOAA's budget through privatization?

These blurbs don't make feel too easy about his nomination either...

The Hill
In the past, AccuWeather has supported measures to curb the ability of the National Weather Service (NWS) to release forecast information to the public. Private companies, like AccuWeather, use much of the data provided by the NWS for their own products.

In 2005, then-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) introduced legislation that critics said would limit the NWS’s ability to disseminate weather information after receiving a donation from Myers and his brother Joel.

AccuWeather also owns the domain for NationalWeatherService.org, which routes visitors to AccuWeather’s own website. The National Weather Service’s official website is weather.gov.


http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/accuweather-s-barry-myers-nominated-lead-noaa
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/355103-trump-nominates-accuweather-ceo-to-run-noaa
 
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I was so stunned this morning learning about this that I nearly missed the morning bus to the city(didn't thanks to fast feet and shortcuts). A fox guarding the henhouse. I'll leave it at that.
 

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