The government’s principal climate researcher, the federal agency known as NOAA, is one of the world’s foremost climate change researchers. NOAA performs, publishes and regularly shares an enormous amount of climate research. Why then, would a federal climate research agency refuse to provide climate research to Congress? Perhaps it is due to the blockbuster global warming research report NOAA released that is shaping up to be the next ClimateGate. The report contradicts virtually the entire climate industry with its claim that the Pause, the 19 year hiatus in rising temperatures, hasn’t occurred at all. Congress would like to have a look at the data that underpins the research along with emails between NOAA scientists. NOAA refuses to comply like so many agencies and departments in this lawless administration.
Defiant NOAA Refuses To Provide Climate Research To Congress
The federal agency NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is the government’s chief climate researcher and one of the world’s foremost climate research experts. NOAA is primarily in the business of performing, publishing and sharing climate research. Which is why it’s difficult to understand why NOAA refuses to provide climate research material to the House Science Committee, despite congressional subpoena.
The refusal to provide information to Congress is even more egregious when you remember that NOAA is a federal agency that receives their entire budget from Congress and is subject to Congressional oversight.
The information, at issue, is the underlying research data, notes and support documents that provide the underpinnings upon which NOAA based their recent blockbuster global warming report. The report has garnered a great deal of attention because it flies in the face of the established consensus of climate scientists and researchers, all of whom were on board with the Pause. The Pause, as it has become known, is a temporary cessation in increasing temperatures that has now reached nearly 19 years.
The NOAA report rejects the current belief that global warming, which stopped 19 years ago, is temporarily paused and will soon return to trend. The climate change crowd took years to come up with this explanation, so you’d think they would be downright hostile towards research that debunks their Pause theory. But you’d be wrong.
The earth shattering global temperature report from NOAA asserts that the Pause never happened, there has been no hiatus of increasing temperatures. On the contrary, NOAA asserts that global warming has continued, unabated for the last 19 years. If you’re a logical person, warning lights just started going off. There are certain elements of climate science on which alarmists and deniers can all agree. One of those is the temperature today. It is an absolute. It can be measured and no amount of new NOAA research can change it. We’ll call it T2015.
Similarly, the temperature in 1998, when the Pause began, was measurable and recordable. We’ll call it T1998. The Pause was first advanced as a theory because T2015 and T1998 (and all the Ts in between) are essentially equal. The Pause in global warming is not based on your beliefs, it is based on mathematics. Because T2015 = T1998, the only conclusion that can be reached is that there has been no global warming between 1998 and 2015.
Then the research report from NOAA comes along and claims there has been no Pause. Their data says that the last 19 years have seen global warming continue unabated at trend. Global temperatures increased at the same rate during the last 19 years as they did during the previous 40 years. But the NOAA research report has a glaring problem. No matter how many angels the NOAA report says you can get on the head of a pin, the fact remains that T2015 is absolute. No matter how much you believe in global warming, 2015 just isn’t any warmer.
How then, does the NOAA report conclude that rising temperatures have continued all along? There is a very simple — and indisputable — answer. NOAA lied. They cooked the books. Because they can’t change T2015, the NOAA geniuses went backwards in time and lowered historical temperatures. In so doing, they made the current temperature appear higher relative to the historic temperatures. Everything NOAA did was to make the graph line look steeper.
NOAA altered data to achieve a political result. In so doing, they have proven that we cannot trust any information we get from the Obama Administration, even scientific information. The Obama Administration and NOAA will both try to hide from this in their favorite safe place, the 97 percent consensus. It’s a huge support group where the members can feel safe, pump each other up about the coming climate apocalypse, expand their lists of bad things being caused by climate change and, their favorite pastime, demagoguing climate deniers.
NOAA has another immediate problem. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Science Committee, has demanded that NOAA provide the study details as well as copies of all communications among their scientists. The folks at NOAA clearly have a problem, hence their refusal to comply with the Congressional subpoena rather than just providing the requested documents.
NOAA Refuses To Provide Climate Research Despite Subpoena
“It was inconvenient for this administration that climate data has clearly showed no warming for the past two decades,” Congressman Smith said in a statement. “The American people have every right to be suspicious when NOAA alters data to get the politically correct results they want and then refuses to reveal how those decisions were made.”
The Texas Congressman contends that NOAA manipulated global temperature data so they could present global temperature records that more comport with their beliefs. When the data doesn’t fit they’re narrative, they just alter the records. Congressman Smith is right.
NOAA spokeswoman Ciaran Clayton said that the agency gave Smith some of the information he requested but is withholding the rest to protect NOAA confidentiality and the integrity of its scientific process.
“We have provided data, all of which is publicly available online, supporting scientific research, and multiple in-person briefings,” she said. “We stand behind our scientists who conduct their work in an objective manner,” she continued. “It is the end product of exchanges between scientists — the detailed publication of scientific work and the data that underpins the authors’ findings — that are key to understanding the conclusions reached.”
Congressman Smith said the agency is simply stalling. “The agency has yet to identify any legal basis for withholding these documents,” he said. Congressman Smith has indicated he will use all the tools at his disposal to force NOAA to provide the information to Congress.
I view it differently. NOAA has become a fundamentally dishonest, politically motivated group of hacks, not scientists, and they are taking their cues, if not their outright marching orders, from the top climate alarmist, Barack Obama. Obama worships at the altar of climate change and it is Obama who has presided over an executive branch of government whose agencies act like they are above the law. We can now add NOAA to the growing list of rogue agencies and administration scandals along with Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting, Hillary’s emails and the like.
It’s even money that the data and emails will be lost in a computer crash.