Forecasting the intensity of hurricanes could be undermined by the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts in federal funding.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program in 2009 with a $13 million budget.
Funding has shrunk to less than half that, and Trump’s proposed budget includes further cuts to NOAA and the National Weather Service.
James Franklin oversees the National Hurricane Center team that releases tropical storm forecasts and warnings.
He told the AP, ‘It’s hanging on really by a thread in terms of funding.’
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Originally posted 2017-09-14 22:21:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter