NOAA Hacks Refuse to Comply with House Committee Subpoena on Junk Science Report
Another lawless governmental agency–
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it will not give Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) the research documents he subpoenaed on a controversial climate change study.
The NOAA study concluded there has not been a 15-year “pause” in global warming.
The disputed report contradicts previous evidence that global warming was declining.
Now the taxpayer-funded NOAA will not turn over internal communications related to their study.
The Hill reported:
The federal government’s chief climate research agency is refusing to give House Republicans the detailed information they want on a controversial study on climate change.
Citing confidentiality concerns and the integrity of the scientific process, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it won’t give Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) the research documents he subpoenaed.
At the center of the controversy is a study that concluded there has not been a 15-year “pause” in global warming. Some NOAA scientists contributed to the report.
Skeptics of climate change, including Smith, have cited the pause to insist that increased greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from burning fossil fuels, are not heating up the globe.
Smith, the chairman of the House Science Committee, vehemently disagreed with the study’s findings. He issued a subpoena for communications among the scientists and some data, leading to charges from Democrats that he was trying to intimidate the researchers.
Late Tuesday, NOAA provided Smith with some more information about its methods and data but refused to give Smith everything he wanted.
NOAA spokeswoman Ciaran Clayton said the internal communications are confidential and not related to what Smith is trying to find out.
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