Reporters often hear from readers that climate change should be on the front page. At the NYT, it is.
This big scoop from earlier today now contains a SECOND SCOOP: The Inspector General is looking into the mess at NOAA and Trump's hurricane tweet. By , +
A federal agency that provides mission-critical scientific research and weather predictions needs to tell the truth. It can’t bury findings to help a president caught cheating with a Sharpie. That’s wrong, and could be downright dangerous.
After failing to undermine the #2020Census, Trump's pathetic & dangerous Commerce undermined with intimidation & ignorance. Retweet if you think Ross should be tossed.
Secretary Ross should step down immediately. People across this country depend on accurate, factual weather reporting, especially in times of natural disasters like hurricanes.
Attacking and undermining career staff at a scientific agency for political ends is pretty much the definition of lysenkoism. This administration is at war with science.
Why would a local forecast office want to embarrass the President or even think that they could? The Birmingham office’s tweet did not mention the President. They provided Alabamans true and accurate information. THAT’S THEIR JOB! #RossMustGo
What an absolute disaster for the credibility of the federal government.
And as we've seen with Sharpie-gate, there will be intense pressure within the bureaucracy to bring their assessments in line with Trump's public remarks, rather than vice-versa. The rhetoric will override the science.
No president, not even a delusional, lying, narcissistic one, can change the weather. We need to be, as it has been, a forceful, honest, invaluable scientific agency. Haul Wilbur Ross before Congress.
“statement attributable to a NOAA spokesperson” = ordered by Commerce Secretary Ross
Corruption at the top: Interference with the basic health and safety functions of government - Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say
Are you f**king kidding me.
This man is censoring scientists who keep us safe from harm. This man is endangering American lives. Only to stroke his boss’ ego. He has to go.
#Sharpiegate isn't a joke - Vulture billionaire threatened firings at because people dared challenge Dear Leader 's ravings
If you can make people lie about something as objective as the weather, there’s nothing you can’t get them to do.
This is the epitome of old men yelling at clouds.
This despite a threat from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that he would fire anyone who failed to back Trump up on this
This is still upsetting... Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say - The New York Times by via
"reassure those of us who serve the public...that we are not mere pawns in an absurd game" emailed Gary Shigenaka to Neil Jacobs re false claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit #Alabama: the FOIA emails= frightening & fascinating
“Never before has anybody tried to politicize the weather in all the administrations I’ve worked with.” #Trump #WarOnScience #WhatIsABuffoon #GOP - The New York Times
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say