(Click to enlarge) The U.S. Capital at night. (Credit: Will Ramos) It's official: Donald Trump has waited longer than any president in history to pick a NOAA administrator. Trump yesterday broke the record set by Republican President George W. Bush, who delayed his decision until Sept. 19, 2001, when he nominated former Navy Vice [...]
Global Fishing Watch uses data and open technologies to help save the oceans by showing, for free, exactly where all of the trackable commercial fishing activity has happened since 2012 and is happening today in near-real time. The Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s President and CEO RADM Jonathan White (Ret.) wrote a guest blog series – read part one below, and check back in next week for part two.
(Click to enlarge) Global warming in the USA (Credit: Andrea Della Adriano/Flickr) There is something unusual about the Trump administration's appointment of NOAA's new deputy administrator: He believes climate change is real. Tim Gallaudet was nominated to be deputy administrator at NOAA last week. He will take the No. 2 slot at the agency [...]
(Click to enlarge) NOAA Logo (Credit: NOAA) President Donald Trump nominated former Navy oceanographer and Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet for the number two spot at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Friday, according to a White House statement. (The Daily Caller, Tim Pearce) -- The 32-year Navy veteran will serve as the assistant secretary [...]
(Click to enlarge) WHOI and the University of Delaware Ocean Drilling Program. (Courtesy of the Ocean Drilling Program) For months now America's climate denying president, Donald Trump, has been maneuvering to open up the Arctic to oil drilling, in another act of defiance against his predecessor, Barack Obama. Back in April, Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore [...]
(Click to enlarge) The part of the icberg which lies underwater can be scouring the seafloor. (Credit: AWeith/Wikicommons) On Monday, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft warned that environmental response organizations are not prepared to address a large oil spill in the Arctic. (From The Marine Executive) --- He drew on his experience [...]
(Click to enlarge) A true-color NASA satellite mosaic of Earth. (Credit: NASA) NASA is best known for its space work, its missions to the moon and Mars — but NASA Langley's focus during the last 40 years has largely been on studying the planet we live on. On Thursday, the second day of [...]
(Click to enlarge) Global climate change could disrupt the global conveyer belt (Credit: NOAA) Trump administration officials are increasingly floating a new way to raise questions about the scientific findings that humans are driving climate change. It's called red team, blue team. (From Climatewire / by Scott Waldman) -- The concept, which originated in [...]
(Click to enlarge) The U.S. Capital at night. (Credit: Will Ramos) Among the many positions in the federal government that have gone unfilled during the first five months of the Donald Trump administration is someone to lead the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With hurricane season only about to get more intense in the coming [...]
Christopher Skroupa is a Forbes contributor who focuses on the intersection of government, Wall Street, and main street. He held a Q&A with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership's President and CEO RADM Jonathan White centering around Jon's experience and insight on the nexus of national security and climate change.
Our Shared Seas: A 2017 Overview of Ocean Threats and Conservation Funding is a guide of the primary ocean threats and trends to help funders, advocates, and governments make better, faster, and more informed decisions. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation commissioned California Environmental Associates to develop the guide for the increasing number of philanthropists and [...]
(Click to enlarge) Atmospheric gravity waves are thought to relate to hurricane intensity. (Credit: NOAA) The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially started June 1. With the forecast for "above-normal" storm activity predicted, the two federal agencies most responsible for predicting weather and managing disasters face budget cuts and temporary bosses. In a statement on [...]