"Trump Nominates Accuweather CEO To Lead Key Climate Agency"

"President Donald Trump has nominated the CEO of AccuWeather to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a key agency in conducting climate research and assessing climate change.

Barry Myers has served since 2007 as CEO of AccuWeather, a media company in State College, Pennsylvania, that provides worldwide weather predictions. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in business and received a law degree from Boston University, but has no science training.

In a news release, the White House called him “one of the world’s leading authorities on the use of weather information.” Trump has nominated him to serve as the Commerce Department’s under secretary for oceans and atmosphere, which oversees NOAA."

Henry C. Jackson reports for Politico October 11, 2017.


"Trump Taps AccuWeather CEO To Head NOAA Amid Worries About His Lack Of A Science Background" (Washington Post)

"Congress Is Considering Privatizing Key Roles Of The Weather Service. That’S A Mistake." (Washington Post)

"The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse" (Wired)

Source: Politico, 10/12/2017