Saturday, December 5, 2009

Et tu, NASA?

The Washington Times reports:
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s.

"I assume that what is there is highly damaging," Mr. Horner said. "These guys are quite clearly bound and determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this."
Incidentally, this article reports on the recent grilling of Obama administation officials over Climategate. Jane Lubchenco, a marine biologist and climate researcher who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, dismissed the controversy. But how could she dismiss the scandal given that Climategate has shown IPCC's integrity to be hopelessly compromised? Upon what does she base her claims?
The e-mails don't negate or even deal with data from both NOAA and NASA, which keep independent climate records and show dramatic warming, Lubchenco told members of the House global warming committee.

3 comments:

Dave Aguilar said...

It always amazes me how conveniently federal agencies "forget" about or ignore the FOIA.

Dave Aguilar said...

Did you see this?

http://questionsandanswersbydave.blogspot.com/2009/12/al-gore-caught-fudging-numbers-again.html

garret seinen said...

Doug, did you see what Robert Tracinski had to say about the leaked files? The last few lines here,
"And that's where we see the real heart of the scientific and criminal fraud here. A central mission of the CRU is to maintain a reliable, accurate, usable record of global temperatures. This has to be their mission, because a valid temperature record is the only objective basis for validating or invalidating their theories. Yet after pocketing many millions of dollars from British and American taxpayers, the CRU utterly failed at this central mission—and they knew it. They knew it, and instead of reporting it, they have tried to cover it up.

Yes, this really is going to be the scandal of the century. And it is only just beginning."

This year being interesting, what will next year hold?
cheers, gs