Rising Tide #71 – NOAA’s Rick Spinrad Works from the Sun to the Sea

Undersecretary of Commerce Dr. Rick Spinrad, Administrator of   the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) talks with us about his responsibilities from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the sea.  He discusses NOAA’s varied resources and people working for our public seas plus ongoing challenges including sea level rise, overfishing and ocean acidification.  We also discuss its billions in new Infrastructure and climate funding and how he came out of retirement for “the best job in the world.”

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