The math just doesn’t add up for the global warming alarmists at NOAA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association, which has become quite politicized under the Obama regime. Their revisionist claims on the temperature of the planet are meeting with some new skepticism as well.
Climate Corruption – NOAA Has No Integrity, Falsified Data For Obama, UN Agenda
As part of their press to have their wild claims of man-caused global warming accepted as factual science, the scheming alarmists often cited a statistic that 97% of the world’s top climate scientists support their fairy tale. Now a group of elite scientists and others are on the record disputing those claims, and in numbers that would also challenge those who throw out that 97% consensus figure.
With the alarmists allowing for only three percent of the scientific community to be in opposition to their claims, the three hundred would conversely commit the global warming crowd to a minimum of 9,700 accredited experts in support of their claims, if every scientist in opposition signed the letter. Are they prepared with names and endorsements to substantiate those assertions?
The three hundred scientist signatories included 25 climate or atmospheric scientists, 23 geologists, 18 meteorologists, 51 engineers, 74 physicists, 20 chemists and 12 economists. One is a Nobel Prize winning physicist and two are astronauts. These experts sent a letter to Texas Republican Congressman Lamar Smith on Thursday, and to his House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. In it they warned that NOAA may have violated federal law when they rewrote history and climate science by altering global temperature data.
They did so in what appears to have been a deliberate effort to eliminate the actual information which showed there had been no warming at all for a minimum of fifteen years. The facts were proving to be problematic for the Obama regime and the UN in advance of the UN COP21 climate summit in Paris. Not only did they eliminate the troublesome pause, they doubled down, providing the basis for the globalist arguments that the first fifteen years of the 21st century were the warmest on record.
The scientists wrote, “We, the undersigned, scientists, engineers, economists and others, who have looked carefully into the effects of carbon dioxide released by human activities, wish to record our support for the efforts of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology to ensure that federal agencies complied with federal guidelines that implemented the Data Quality Act.”
They continued, “In our opinion… NOAA has failed to observe the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] (and its own) guidelines, established in relation to the Data Quality Act.” They also noted, that “The Data Quality Act requires federal agencies like NOAA to ‘ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information, including statistical information.’”
In the letter the scientists expressed concern that NOAA had created data which was of low quality, subjective, of little value and lacking in integrity. That’s hardly the work of the most elite of the world’s climate scientists but it is consistent with the historic patterns of falsification engaged in by the global warming profiteers.
Rep Smith has been engaged in an ongoing battle with NOAA for records related to the deliberative process and other factors involved in their scientific rewrite, with NOAA fighting his attempts to gain access to their internal documents. Of particular concern was any pressure by the Obama regime to influence the ultimate content of the report.
“It is this Committee’s oversight role to ensure that federal science agencies are transparent and accountable to the taxpayers who fund their research,” Smith said. “Americans are tired of research conducted behind closed doors where they only see cherry-picked conclusions, not the facts. This letter shows that hundreds of respected scientists and experts agree that NOAA’s efforts to alter historical temperature data deserve serious scrutiny.”
The most flagrant actions involved the upward changing of temperature readings taken from ship engine intakes by NOAA scientists. It’s unclear how random, arbitrary changes in recordings can be considered legitimate science.