US CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE NOAA’S TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENTS
Update: NOAA refuses to provide Congress with e-mails on study claiming climate pause never happened: ‘What is NOAA hiding?’
Also see: Analysis: NASA Has Nearly Doubled Global Warming By Data Tampering Since 2005
NASA US Data Tampering Has Reversed A Post-1940 Cooling Trend
By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot October 26, 2015 3:11 PM with 543 comments
A new record ‘Pause’ length: Satellite Data: No global warming for 18 years 8 months! )
The head of a congressional committee on science has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration over a recent scientific study refuting claims that global warming had “paused” or slowed over the last decade.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and a prominent congressional skeptic on climate change, issued the subpoenas two weeks ago demanding e-mails and records from U.S. scientists who participated in the study, which undercut a popular argument used by critics who reject the scientific consensus that man-made pollution is behind the planet’s recent warming.
Smith’s document request to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ordered the agency to turn over scientific data as well as internal “communications between or among employees” involved in the study, according to a letter Friday by the House committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Tex.). Johnson accused Smith of “furthering a fishing expedition” by looking for ways to discredit NOAA’s study, which was published in June in the peer-reviewed journal Science.
“It is a disturbing trend for the legitimacy of this committee,” Johnson said in the letter to Smith. She linked the subpoena to previous requests by the committee’s Republican staff seeking information about NOAA’s climate researchers, which Johnson called “a serious misuse of Congressional oversight powers.” Noting that NOAA routinely publishes supporting data for its studies, Johnson said Smith had “not articulated a legitimate need for anything beyond what NOAA has already provided.”
Smith, responding to Johnson’s letter, said the subpoena was not “harassment” but “appropriate constitutional oversight.”
“This scandal-ridden administration’s lack of openness is the real problem,” Smith said in a statement released by his office. “Congress cannot do its job when agencies openly defy Congress and refuse to turn over information. When an agency decides to alter the way it has analyzed historical temperature data for the past few decades, it’s crucial to understand on what basis those decisions were made.”
NOAA Hiding The Decline: ‘Ten years ago, NOAA showed that all warming occurred before 1950, and a sharp drop in temperature after 1950. The National Academy of Sciences showed the same thing in 1975. The National Center for Atmospheric Research showed the same thing in 1974. This didn’t fit the government political agenda, so they simply made it disappear.’
Analysis: NASA Has Nearly Doubled Global Warming By Data Tampering Since 2005 – ‘Almost half of claimed global warming is due to data tampering by NASA over the past 10 years.’
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