• Climate science contrarian installed in upper-level NOAA position

    9 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / David Legates speaks at a Heartland Institute event.
    The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently hired a new person in an upper-level deputy assistant secretary position. Normally, this would not be too surprising or newsworthy, but this is an exception. Joining NOAA as the “Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction” is University of Delaware Professor David Legates -a well-known contrarian who rejects the science of human-caused climate change.
    The position apparently reports to acting head of NOAA Neil Jacobs...
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