Email by NWS Central Region NCRFC HIC to NWS NCRFC staff.
Subject: An interview to avoid
Date: Tues, 03 Feb 2004 16:22:44 +0000
From: "Daniel Luna" <Daniel.Luna@...
Folks, From Section 2.4.5 of our SDM, "Requests For Information"
Inquiries concerning global warming, climate change, or other
politically sensitive items must be directed toward the HIC or DOH.
NCRFC staff are not in a position of authority to comment. Keep in
mind the NCRFC Mission.
Do not respond to an inquiries about climate change or global warming
without my permission.
See below if you would like more details.
Friday January 30, 2004....
NOAA Public Affairs has asked the regional PA reps to forward the
following to all our field offices. Just in case there is any
problem in the attachments transferring, let me give a summary.
A Canadian production company listing itself as SCETV and Stonehaven
Production Services, Inc., has contacted the National Hurricane
Center and the NOAA Partners operation in Norman to do interviews on
global warming for a planned special on PBS. E-mail contacts havew
been made by Michael Morein for "The Climate Program."
The company is actually looking for a NOAA scientist to go on record
stating that hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather are worse
and more numerous because of global warming. They haven't had any
luck yet and are expected to keep contacting NWS and NOAA offices.
Any Central Region personnel contacted by Mr. Morein other
representatives of Stonehaven Produvctions or The Climate Program or
irate producers are asked to forward the query to Scott Smullen,
deputyr director of NOAA Public Affairs 202-482-0609/ Do not grant
interviews with this company.