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Resistance at NOAA hard to figure

In 2000 Dr. Pieter Tans, who measures greenhouse gases at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO was worried about global warming. This year, in an interview with Pat Neuman, a hydrologist who used to work at NOAA's National Weather Service North Central River Forecast Center, Dr. Tans said he's more worried now than he was in 2000.




NOAA removed hydrologist for speaking out on climate change but 5 months later canceled the removal, details at

Resistance at NOAA

 http://picasaweb.google.com/npatnew

It's hard to figure.

Was NOAA justified?

Why did they cancel the removal?
Dr. Tans, who I met with at the NOAA building in Boulder on Oct. 4, 2007, said he believes his recent Presidential Award gives him protection from retaliation for speaking out about climate change at work. Such was not the case with the hydrologist (me) as can be seen at:

 http://picasaweb.google.com/npatnew

homepage: homepage: http://picasaweb.google.com/npatnew


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Dr. Pieter Tans , climate scientist at NOAA, is shown standing next to Pat Neuman, former hydrologist at NOAA National Weather Service, Oct 4, 2007 at the NOAA building in Boulder, CO.
CO2 Analyzer at Boulder CO, NOAA atmospheric carbon monitoring lab, Oct. 2007
CO2 Analyzer at Boulder CO, NOAA atmospheric carbon monitoring lab, Oct. 2007
Charts on CO2 & Methane located in NOAA building at Boulder CO Oct 4, 2007
Charts on CO2 & Methane located in NOAA building at Boulder CO Oct 4, 2007