Monday, July 09, 2007

Tempest in a--aw, screw it

Weird story about the director of the National Hurricane Center, who
went on leave today, government officials said, four days after many of the center's employees called for his removal because of his comments about an aging weather satellite.

More than 20 of Bill Proenza's nearly 50 staff members signed a statement last week urging federal officials to dismiss him. They said Proenza had undermined public confidence in the center by exaggerating the forecasting problems that scientists would face if the satellite failed.
A little touchy, aren't they? Jeff Masters at WunderBlog says no, actually, they're not.

By the way, at 6:09 p.m. Denver time, with CNN still calling the story "breaking," Proenza's wiki already has it.

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