It’s hard to overstate how important accurate hurricane forecasts are to the people in the Southeastern part of the country and the Caribbean Islands. In the last 45 years I have seen these forecasts improve dramatically as new technology has been put into place. As these predictions improved over the years, so has the impact on the population of these areas. Seen in reduced mental stress of where landfall will occur, and also lessens the financial impact by reducing the amount of evacuated areas, as the population levels were increasing in these same areas. One of the worst effects these lies have on the public, is having them not believe, or ignore serious storm warnings in the future, that are accurate, with the safety of many lives in the balance.
To reduce these gains to placate the child-like mind of Don the Con, who wouldn’t understand science if it bit him on his backside, is dangerous, life threatening, and should be criminal IMO.
We’d best get this scientific integrity matter resolved as we now deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sounds like all these guys got was a mild scolding.
Trump makes everyone around him stupider.
Science takes a back seat to sophomoric idiot opinion in the trump regime - the opinion of an ignorant, limited intelligence (very), limited experience (very), and limited (very) integrity, AKA truthfulness, inherent in the being of the orange chancre and his appointees in every cabinet and all other positions and advisers he nominates - NOAA clearly no exception - there are none!.
In every aspect of this most destructive regime in all US history, the role of science - actually truth - has been bad-mouthed and minimized, replaced by ignorance and shallow uninformed, idiot opinion and extreme corruption.
The sharpie addition to the NOAA predicted track - cone of intensity representation for Hurricane Dorian is as stupid and childish as it gets.