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He survived Sharpiegate. Now he’s heading the Weather Service

He survived Sharpiegate. Now he’s heading the Weather Service

Ken Graham -- who navigated the Hurricane Center through record-setting hurricane seasons and the weather controversy known as Sharpiegate -- was named director of the National Weather Service Tuesday.
NOAA officials feared firings after Trump's hurricane claims, inspector general says
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NOAA officials feared firings after Trump's hurricane claims, inspector general says

The report found White House pressure led to NOAA’s rebuke of forecasters who contradicted Mr. Trump’s inaccurate claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.
Inquiry prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says
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Inquiry prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
NOAA chief violated ethics code in furor over Trump tweet, agency says
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NOAA chief violated ethics code in furor over Trump tweet, agency says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
Trump’s coronavirus musings put scientists on edge
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Trump’s coronavirus musings put scientists on edge

The president’s habit of favoring his own judgments over those of the experts is vastly complicating efforts to fight the outbreak.
Maps tracking climate disasters fall short—and endanger lives

Maps tracking climate disasters fall short—and endanger lives

When fires blazed through Northern California last fall, I looked to online maps to tell me whether my family and I were safe. Unfortunately, they couldn’t do that.
NOAA leaders privately disowned agency's rebuke of scientists who contradicted Trump
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NOAA leaders privately disowned agency's rebuke of scientists who contradicted Trump

Newly released emails show officials at NOAA told the agency’s scientists it did “not approve or support” a controversial agency statement issued after the president falsely said that Alabama was at risk from Hurricane Dorian.
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