Now would be a good time to shut off your irony meters, lest they overload.
Dr. Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) posted this screen grab on his blog. It's from the press summary of the 2012 fiscal year Congressional budget.
"Climate Change service? Pffffft! Who needs that nonsense?
Oh well, now to deal with these unprecedented natural disasters."
And yes, I know the government isn't exactly rolling in dough right now, but as Desmog Blog points out, this request was to use money already allocated to the NOAA, and using people, offices and resources already part of the NOAA. No new funds were requested.
A big hat tip to the Bad Astronomer