01 May '11, 12pm

Entire #Alabama GOP delegation voted to cut funding for tornado forecasting #youcut #pledge #p2 #tcot

Entire #Alabama GOP delegation voted to cut funding for tornado forecasting #youcut #pledge #p2 #tcot

Tornado forecasting saved countless lives this week. Too bad Congress, including Alabama’s entire delegation, voted against maintaining forecast quality May 1, 2011 Buildings in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, lie in ruins on April 28, a day after a tornado demolished the city (via Reuters ) We reported in March that NOAA said GOP’s proposed satellite funding cuts could halve the accuracy of precipitation forecasts . Michael Conathan, CAPAF’s Director of Ocean Programs, updates the story. On Thursday, as the search for survivors continued in devastated communities across Alabama and other southern states pummeled this week by massive , terrifying tornadoes, President Obama said “we can’t control when or where a terrible storm may strike, but we can control how we respond to it.” Unfortunately, thanks to the spending bill orchestrated by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives, he...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/01/tornado-forecasting...

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