Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.
"Whether we like it or not, climate change represents a real threat," Locke said Monday at a news conference.
Lubchenco added, "Climate change is real, it's happening now." She said climate information is vital to the wind power industry, coastal community planning, fishermen and fishery managers, farmers and public health officials.
DC is going to beat the annual record snowfall from 1898, but Global Warming is a real threat, RIGHT.
UPDATE: Apparently the news was supposed to come out before Snowpalooza 2010, according to the Wall St. Journal