Sunday, 28 August 2011

Uh oh House Repubs voted against hurricane forecasting funding

In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms.

The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOPs 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the presidents own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data th


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