NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco, headed the United States Delegation to the World Climate Conference 3 in Geneva, Switzerland (Aug 31-Sept 4, 2009).
In her Sept 3 address to the Conference, Lubchenco supported the decision to create a Global Framework for Climate Services:
" Today marks the day that ‘climate services’ was born.
Even though the term is still foreign to many, I predict that it will become part of our lexicon, as ‘weather services’ is today.
Just as we depend on all types of weather services now, we eagerly await the creation of a range of science-based climate forecasts and other services."
U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers