American Meteorological Society Response to NOAA Statement

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We recently learned that a top NOAA official sent out an agency-wide directive warning staff not to correct Trump’s inaccurate statement on Alabama.  This is what the American Meteorological Society had to say about it:

Response to NOAA Statement

         The American Meteorological Society fully supports our colleagues at NOAA, who consistently put the safety of the American public first and foremost.  They work tirelessly employing state of the art science to keep Americans safe.  With respect to the press release that was issued by NOAA on Friday, 6 September, regarding the forecast of Hurricane Dorian, AMS believes the criticism of the Birmingham forecast office is unwarranted; rather they should have been commended for their quick action based on science in clearly communicating the lack of threat to the citizens of Alabama.

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences.


            Meanwhile on a different issue but in language that coincidentally could apply to the situation of OrangeImpostor-POTUSbaby weaponizing NOAA and NWS public communications to our public, the AMS is among co-signers of many scientific organizations to the following letter posted on the AMS website. It says in part:

September 4, 2019

       Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, OSTP       Dr. Chris Fall, DOE      Dr. France Córdova, NSF      Dr. Michael Griffin, DOD      Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Washington, DC

Dear Drs.  Droegemeier,  Collins,  Córdova,  Fall,  and  Griffin:

As leading science, engineering and international education organizations – representing hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers and educators around the world – we recognize the need to maintain a balance between an openly collaborative scientific environment and protecting our economic and national security.    …[…]…

Our organizations and members are witnessing an escalating concern among U.S. and international scientists that new policies and procedures under consideration to minimize security risks will have the unintended effect of harming the scientific enterprise. Many scientists—both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals—who properly follow codes of conduct, regulations, policies and laws, may inappropriately be harmed in response to the misconduct and illegal actions of others.    …[…]…

While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world. Finding the appropriate balance between our nation’s security and an open, collaborative scientific environment requires focus and due diligence.    …[…]…

American Anthropological Association  -—American Association for Anatomy -—American Association for Dental Research -—American Association for the Advancement of Science -—American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy -—American Association of Immunologists -—American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) -—American Association of Physics Teachers -—American Astronomical Society -—American Chemical Society -—American Educational Research Association -—American Geosciences Institute -—American Institute of Biological Sciences -—American Institute of Physics -—American Mathematical Society -—American Meteorological Society -—American Nuclear Society -—American Physical Society -—American Physiological Society -—American Society for Cell Biology -—American Society for Engineering Education -—American Society for Microbiology -—American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics -—American Society of Agronomy -—American Society of Human Genetics -—American Statistical Association -—Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) -—Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology -—Association of American Medical Colleges -—Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists -—Biophysical Society -—Coalition for the Life Sciences -—Crop Science Society of America -—Ecological Society of America -—Entomological Society of America -—Federation of American Scientists -—Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology -—Geological Society of America -—Institute of Food Technologists -—Institute of Mathematical Statistics -—International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences -—NAFSA: Association of International Educators -—National Cave and Karst Research Institute -—New Mexico Academy of Science -—New Mexico Geothermal LLC -—New York Academy of Sciences -—Paleontological Society -—Parapsychological Association -—Research!America -—Social Science Research Council -—Society For Biomaterials -—Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) -—Society for Neuroscience -—Society for the Study of Evolution -—Society of Toxicology (SOT) -—Soil Science Society of America -—The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) -—The Oceanography Society -—OSA—The Optical Society -—Western North American Region (WNAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS)

cc:   Lisa Jacobs, OSTP           Rebecca Keiser, NSF           Michael Lauer, NIH           Bindu Nair, DOD           Lisa Porter, DOD           Shawn Sullivan, DOE

AMS is working on:

Statements in Preparation

The following statements are currently being prepared with an anticipated completion on or before the date shown below:

Communicating Scientific Uncertainty in Weather, Water, and Climate Science
Climate Change
Radio Frequency Allocations
Tornado Forecasting and Warning
Tornado Preparedness and Safety
Best Practices on Data Management

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Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

Just ignore the stupid bastard, it’s all about his fragile ego, he NEEDS attention and wants it anyway he can get it no matter what. Ignoring the idiot will make him blow a gasket even faster!

Thomas Eugene
Thomas Eugene

You are so totally correct!

Dick Panico
Dick Panico

…You cannot ignore dangerous trash . It must be destroyed before it infects the body politic .
..And , it’s getting very close to being unrecoverable.
We must not allow this to happen!

Dick Panico
Dick Panico

How many will go after the next election?
..I’d bet many in top spots .
..Many buckled. under pressure from Trumps handlers .
..Corruption in high place , true colors come out under pressure. Our government is being ground down to useless pulp ,and
.. must stop soon !