Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The United States Department of Climate Change Propaganda

The word is that the Obama administration is forming a new agency. This is all true, though it sounds like I’m making it up.

According to ABC News on February 8th:
“The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate.

“Also known as global warming, climate change has drawn widespread concern in recent years as temperatures around the world rise, threatening to harm crops, spread disease, increase sea levels, change storm and drought patterns and cause polar melting.

“Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced NOAA will set up the new Climate Service to operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean Service.

“The new agency will initially be led by Thomas Karl, director of the current National Climatic Data Center. The Climate Service will be headquartered in Washington and will have six regional directors across the country.”

Why do I get the feeling that Obama wants to control the message about global warming?

Well, this bunch has their minds made up.

During the State of the Union Obama firmly declared, “I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change. But here's the thing -- even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for energy-efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future -– because the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. And America must be that nation.”

And how can we forget the vigorous squelching of dissent at the EPA? Back in June of last year two government scientists tried to do a little peer review of the loose UN data and were censored for it. Here’s a narrative on what took place:
“The Competitive Enterprise Institute has obtained an EPA study of the "endangerment" to human well-being ostensibly caused by carbon dioxide emissions, together with a set of EPA emails indicating that the study, which concludes that carbon dioxide is not a significant cause of climate change, was suppressed by the EPA for political reasons.

“You can read the comments that the CEI submitted to the EPA on EPA's proposed endangerment finding here
, http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/Endangerment%20Comments%206-23-09.pdf

along with the emails. The censored report, by Alan Carlin and John Davidson, is here.

“In their report, Carlin and Davidson point out that the EPA has not done its own evaluation of the global warming theory. Rather, it has relied on analyses by others, mostly the U.N.'s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report. That report, however, was a political document, not a scientific one. Knowing that current scientific research disproves the anthropogenic global warming theory, the U.N. ordered that no recent research be considered in the IPCC report. This is a scandal of which too few people are aware. As science, the U.N. report is a bad joke.

“Carlin and Davidson go on to recite the scientific work that shows rather clearly that human activity is a minor factor, at most, in climate change--which has, of course, been occurring from the beginning of Earth's history to the present. Their report is a useful summary of the evidence for those who are not familiar with it.

“If the Obama administration gets its way, Americans will not become aware of the scientific evidence: Obama's EPA suppressed the Carlin/Davidson report and tried to keep it secret for political reasons. The emails obtained by the CEI are revealing. Here, the two scientists' superior declines to make their report public because "the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment."”

Well, I think we know the position of this new agency before they even have business cards printed. So, in this time of budgetary distress in Washington, why bother?