“It’s reinventing-the-wheel time. The Obama administration has announced intentions to create a big, fat, shiny, new federal office called the ‘Climate Service’ to track global warming, complete with six regional offices and lots of good intentions. ‘It looks like the [warming] empire strikes back. Obama is attempting to engineer a global warming bailout. This is a classic response of the federal government: Bail out a corrupt and dying industry,’ Marc Morano, editor of the watchdog site ClimateDepot.com, tells Inside the Beltway. ‘What else would you expect of the feds? Man-made global warming has proven itself to be nothing more than sub-prime science, sub-prime economics, and sub-prime politics,’ Mr. Morano adds. ‘This new federal agency will … produce the best science that politics can manufacture.’ But wait a minute. Don’t we already have an agency that does all this stuff? Could be: ‘The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-606), which called for ‘a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the nation and the world to understand, assess, predict and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.'”
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