Ocean science agency chief floats removing ‘climate’ from mission statement, new focus on trade deficit

CSWCR Director comments on a leaked “Vision Setting” document from a NOAA administrator.

“Elections have consequences,” said David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University and the former chief operating officer of NOAA. “This is just another example of where the Trump administration is frankly emphasizing short-term aspects, such as economic growth, and de-emphasizing longer-term challenges, things that will be most apparent after their term, such as impacts on climate, conservation of marine resources.”

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