Instead of addressing this problem, the proposed budget released by the Trump administration late last month would exacerbate the tempest. Overall, the President’s budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sought $1.06 billion for the National Weather Service, down six percent from 2017. But the devil is in the details, and some of these details are indeed devilish…
…So far, Republican governors in states most affected by hurricanes seem to have shrugged their shoulders at the proposed budget cuts. For example in Florida, a state hit by 40 percent of all U.S. landfalling hurricanes, Gov. Rick Scott said he hadn’t considered the matter in detail. “What I’ve done in the state is to try to solve things,” he told the Miami Herald. “So we’ve put a lot of money into beach renourishment and this year I’ve proposed $50 million-plus.” More at ars technica.
It cannot be ignorance, it has to be deliberate to the point of nastiness. Thanks to Bob.