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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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PRO-SCIENCE

These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH

History

Founded in 1970, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere. Since October 2017, NOAA has been headed by Timothy Gallaudet, as acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA interim administrator.

Funded by / Ownership

NOAA is a government agency funded through the US Government’s budget.

Analysis / Bias

The sole purpose of NOAA is to provide scientific information to the Government and public regarding the environment, oceans and atmosphere. While the leadership of NOAA may change, the mission remains the same, to be evidence based for the common good of society as it relates to the environment.

This is a pro-science source. (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2018)

Source: http://www.noaa.gov/


 

 

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