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Old 25 July 2012, 07:15 PM
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Icon19 Why are we building meteorological satellites?

Comment: In a recent e-mail of "news you can use" from the American
Meteorological Society an article included a quote "Several years ago,
when a senior government official was testifying before Congress in
defense of weather satellite budgets, he was stunned to be asked by a
member, “Why are we building meteorological satellites when we have the
Weather Channel?”

A quick search turns up this same quote in many locations. I know there
are a lot of unintelligent people in congress, but because no where is the
"member" idenfitied, one begins o question... could this quote possibly be
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Old 27 April 2016, 03:11 PM
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Default Dr. Jane Lubchenko tells that story first-hand

Dr. Lubchenko, as administrator of NOAA, told that story. I can understand why she did not name the Congressman who needed that much education.

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