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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 07:42 AM

Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA

Hat tip, Joe.My.God.

NOAA Hires Climate Change Denier For Top Position
September 13, 2020

NPR reports:

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 has a long history of using his position as an academic scientist to publicly cast doubt on climate science. His appointment to NOAA comes as Americans face profound threats stoked by climate change, from the vast, deadly wildfires in the West to an unusually active hurricane season in the South and East.

In 2007, Legates was one of the authors of a paper that questioned previous findings about the role of climate change in destroying the habitat of polar bears. That research was partially funded by grants from Koch Industries, the lobbying group the American Petroleum Institute and ExxonMobil, according to InsideClimate News.

Legates is a Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, a right wing think tank that infamously argued against the risks of tobacco use and lobbied against smoking bans. That work came courtesy of funding by Philip Morris. They also advocate for privatizing the school system and against the Affordable Care Act.

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Longtime Climate Science Denier Hired At NOAA

September 12, 20203:55 PM ET

Updated at 6:15 p.m.

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.

Legates has a long history of using his position as an academic scientist to publicly cast doubt on climate science. His appointment to NOAA comes as Americans face profound threats stoked by climate change, from the vast, deadly wildfires in the West to an unusually active hurricane season in the South and East.

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In 2007, Legates was one of the authors of a paper that questioned previous findings about the role of climate change in destroying the habitat of polar bears. That research was partially funded by grants from Koch Industries, the lobbying group the American Petroleum Institute and ExxonMobil, according to InsideClimate News.

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Professor who has questioned climate science hired at NOAA

BY J. EDWARD MORENO - 09/12/20 07:10 PM EDT

David Legates, a professor of climatology at the University of Delaware who is known for questioning climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The professor told NPR that heís joining NOAA as their new deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction. Itís not immediately clear what his specific responsibilities are or why he was hired, according to the news site.

Neither NOAA or Legates immediately responded to inquiries from The Hill.

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Updated 7:57 p.m.

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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:30 AM

1. First one fired on January 21st.

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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:47 AM

2. +1. Throw out all the Trump trash


Grifters, liars, traitors, and criminals

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Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:57 AM

3. Brought to you by koch industries, American petroleum institute, exxon, phillip morris, & Carl's Jr.

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