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Trump taps Barry Myers, AccuWeather CEO, to head NOAA; Choice seen as controversial | Lexicon of Food

Trump taps Barry Myers, AccuWeather CEO, to head NOAA; Choice seen as controversial

Barry Myers, the chief executive of the private weather forecasting company AccuWeather, is President Trump’s pick to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The appointment of Myers, a businessman and lawyer, breaks from the recent precedent in which scientists have led the agency tasked with a large, complex, and technically demanding portfolio.

The agency oversees the National Weather Service, conducts and funds weather and climate research, and operates a constellation of weather satellites as well as a climate data center. It also has critical responsibi... Read more on Washington Post