Many months ago I posted –EPA denies climate change challenges– that the Climate Scientist Reported: stolen emails undermined the Climate Change Reports.
So I thought it was especially appropriate to include the following email I received from the Alliance to Save Energy-News You Can Use-via New York Times
Before you read the article I have to put my two cents in as I don’t feel it takes a report from Climate Scientist to tell me that warmer temperatures are affecting the World. I use my personal experiences instead and the Climate Scientist’s can vouch for my observations.
- I can remember when I was young growing up on the Family Cattle Ranch in North Missouri. The Winters were long and the Snow Drifts were Huge- (way over my head creating perfect opportunities for Snow Forts and Tunnels in the Back Yard).
- It seems that the Bad Weather Started in November and Lasted until the month of March (4 months of Brutal Weather).
- Since the early to mid 80’s I do not feel we have had extended periods of cold temperatures that keep the snow that falls from thawing out.
- It seems to me that: the percipitation we now get in our area has more Ice with less Snow and seems to melt within weeks- now seems faster melting times than ever.
- We now know the major cause of the warmed temperatures: Global Warming ie: Climate Change caused by “Exhaust Gases or GHG’s Emissions” from using Fossil Fuels from Coal and Oil
So I asked myself- “Why don’t the Governments and Politicians of the World act to reduce these GHG Emissions?” I can’t speak for the other countries in the World, but I will point out some facts I have been preaching now for months.
The Rich and Powerful Fossil Fuel Industry supports Politicians both Democrat and Republican. All of which keep the Politicians in-line and in the Pockets of the Coal and Oil Industries- though Donations for Re-Elections, Pet Projects, etc. Read and Research for yourself at: Dirty Energy Money http://dirtyenergymoney.com/view.php?type=congress
Global Warming and Climate Change is Science the GOP can’t wish away- Step away from the Monetary Feed Trough filled by Big Oil and Big Coal
The National Academy reports concluded that “scientific evidence that the Earth is warming is now overwhelming.” Party affiliation does not change that fact. Link Here–http://stlouisrenewableenergy.blogspot.com/2010/11/all-republicans-in-office-take-heed.html
Now on with the Article via the New York Times- Emphasis Added by Scotty
Scientists Are Cleared Of Misuse Of Data
Feb 25, 2011
by: LESLIE KAUFMAN
An inquiry by a federal watchdog agency found no evidence that scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration manipulated climate data to buttress the evidence in support of global warming, officials said on Thursday.
The inquiry, by the Commerce Department’s inspector general, focused on e-mail messages between climate scientists that were stolen and circulated on the Internet in late 2009 (NOAA is part of the Commerce Department). Some of the e-mails involved scientists from NOAA.
Climate change skeptics contended that the correspondence showed that scientists were manipulating or withholding information to advance the theory that the earth is warming as a result of human activity.
Nor did the report fault Jane Lubchenco, NOAA’s top official, for testifying to Congress that the correspondence did not undermine climate science.
The finding comes at a critical moment for NOAA as some newly empowered Republican House members (see prior post here) seek to rein in the EPA- Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, often contending that the science underpinning global warming is flawed. NOAA is the federal agency tasked with monitoring climate data.
The inquiry into NOAA’s conduct was requested last May by Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, who has challenged the science underlying human-induced climate change. Mr. Inhofe was acting in response to the controversy over the e-mail messages, which were stolen from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England, a major hub of climate research.
Mr. Inhofe asked the inspector general of the Commerce Department to investigate how NOAA scientists responded internally to the leaked e-mails. Of 1,073 messages, 289 were exchanges with NOAA scientists.
The inspector general reviewed the 1,073 e-mails, and interviewed Dr. Lubchenco and staff members about their exchanges. The report did not find scientific misconduct; it did however, challenge the agency over its handling of some Freedom of Information Act requests in 2007. And it noted the inappropriateness of e-mailing a collage cartoon depicting Senator Inhofe and five other climate skeptics marooned on a melting iceberg that passed between two NOAA scientists.
The report was not a review of the climate data itself. It joins a series of investigations by the British House of Commons, Pennsylvania State University, the InterAcademy Council and the National Research Council into the leaked e-mails that have exonerated the scientists involved of scientific wrongdoing.
NOAA welcomed the report, saying that it emphasized the soundness of its scientific procedures and the peer review process. “None of the investigations have found any evidence to question the ethics of our scientists or raise doubts about NOAA’s understanding of climate change science,” Mary Glackin, the agency’s deputy undersecretary for operations, said in a statement.
But Mr. Inhofe said the report was far from a clean bill of health for the agency and that contrary to its executive summary, showed that the scientists “engaged in data manipulation.”
“It also appears that one senior NOAA employee possibly thwarted the release of important federal scientific information for the public to assess and analyze,” he said, referring to an employee’s failure to provide material related to work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a different body that compiles research, in response to a Freedom of Information request.
Don’t let the GOP pull the Wool over your Eyes on the Climate Change Issue-Scotty
Need I mention again that Clean Energy Production will also create JOBS? and Lessen the Demand the US has on Imports of Oil from the Middle East? It really pisses me off to think about all the prior Service Men and Women who have given so much to protect our Nation from the Damage created from the consumption of OIL, especially from Nations that oppose the Freedoms the USA is best know for. We can lessen this demand and create Clean Energy Jobs for the USA.