Sept 14 2020 A denier amidst the fires

If nothing else it is singularly tasteless to put in a climate denier in our most august weather authority — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — during this season of wildfires in the west. David Legates (a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has spent much of his career questioning basic tenets of climate science) has been hired to be deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction.

Among other things, he has worked with right-wing Heartland Institute in even opposing NOAA findings.

Before long we are going to have to change our national symbol from the free-spirited bald eagle to the proverbial fox in the henhouse!

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