Comments on NOAA's Strategic Plan, and reply from NOAA
- Comment on NOAA's Strategic Plan Updated for FY 2005 - FY 2010
My input sent on 27 Aug 2004
Public Comment on NOAA's Strategic Plan
by: Patrick J. Neuman, Chanhassen, MN
1. Use of the term " Climate Variability and Change" causes
unnecessary public misunderstandings and should be replaced by the
term "global climate warming".
2. ... NOAA has enormous responsibility to the citizens of the U.S.
and the world. With global warming, it is of great importance to the
world that NOAA seek to educate the public on global warming. The
preponderance of evidence calls for NOAA to: 1) make a statement that
major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are paramount, and 2)
make a call for action to inform and help in preparing the public for
global warming in order to reduce loss of life, damages to property
and prevent heavy losses to the world environment.
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Reply from "Strategic.Planning" <strategic.planning@...>
Date Monday, October 25, 2004 6:50 am
To Pat Neuman
Subject Re:Comment on NOAA's Strategic Plan Updated
for FY 2005 - FY 2010
MEMORANDUM FOR: Patrick J. Neuman
FROM: James H. Butler
Strategic Planning Office
Program Planning and
NOAA chose to use the term "climate variability and change" rather
than global warming because it is the preferred term used by NOAA and
the Climate Change Science Plan.
The Climate Goal addresses global warming and greenhouse gases in
addition to other forcing. These factors are addressed within the
context of NOAA's overall Climate Mission Goal.
[General remarks in reply from NOAA]
We appreciate your time and efforts and look forward to implementing
this plan through NOAA's programs and Line Offices. Responsive and
comprehensive planning is necessary for us to provide better
information, services, and products for society in making
environmental, economic, and social decisions. Your contributions
help us do that.
We would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to review
and comment on the NOAA Strategic Plan for 2005-2010. We realize
your time is valuable, yet we also realize the importance of internal
and external reviews in our planning process and value your
contribution. Most of those who reviewed this version of the plan
considered it to be an improved, relevant strategic plan for NOAA.
As a whole, recommendations for making changes focused on how we
handle partnerships, the role of satellites in the agency, how we
will deal with cross-goal linkages, and the vision and mission
statements. We discussed and addressed all comments and made changes
in the plan where appropriate. The letter from Under Secretary
Lautenbacher that accompanies the plan also clarifies how we envision
partnerships as an integral part of the NOAA enterprise.
The NOAA Strategic Plan has now been revised and approved and is
available on the web at http://www.spo.noaa.gov