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Is EPA Trying to Skew Climate Change Study for the Obama Administration?

“When governments can weigh in and request alterations to a scientific analysis, the message is clear."

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Bill Straub

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November 14, 2013 - 12:07 am
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WASHINGTON – Republican critics of global warming theories are attempting to determine if Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is exercising undue influence on the conclusions of an upcoming climate change report from a United Nations agency.

Four GOP members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the panel’s ranking member, are concerned that McCarthy is attempting to skew the results of a study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to reflect the Obama administration’s own apprehension about the purported warming phenomenon.

In a letter to McCarthy dated Nov. 4, the lawmakers cited evidence that the universe is actually in the midst of a 15-year hiatus in temperature increases, asserting that the finding discredits global warming “alarmists.” Yet new reports indicate the EPA is lobbying authors of the IPCC report to conclude that the reduction in warming is linked to heat being transferred to the deep ocean.

“It appears that the U.S. did not suggest an alternative conclusion that the models themselves were flawed,” the Republicans said.

Vitter further said the IPCC’s shortcomings represent “a great embarrassment for a significant number of researchers and politicians who have been demanding costly international and U.S. actions.”

“And it isn’t simply the climate models that have been inaccurate — multiple other claims have failed over the years,” he said. “When governments can weigh in and request alterations to a scientific analysis, the message is clear that the IPCC produces a political document, not a scientific one. Such actions exacerbate the already declining reputation of the IPCC.”

The letter was signed by Vitter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. John Barasso (R-Wyo.).

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is considered the leading international body for assessing climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization in 1988 to provide a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts. The group shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts, along with former Vice President Al Gore, in 2007.

In March, the IPCC is scheduled to release its latest climate assessment. A 20-page summary directed at international policy makers, leaked to an environmental blog in September, indicates the panel will conclude that global warming poses a threat to the worldwide food supply, predicting a 2 percent decrease per decade in the production of crops like corn, wheat and rice, considered dietary staples.

Such a decline has the potential to be particularly serious since the demand for foodstuffs is expected to increase 14 percent per decade as the world’s population exceeds 9 billion by 2050.

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When the radical leftists are intent on "redistribution", they will do it "by any means necessary". One World Socialism (OWS) will use weather...because every year there are "weather crises" that they can point to dripping with "compassion and sincerity"...and tie it to a devised scheme for "wealth transfer"...forced upon the "haves" to give to the "have nots"...and administered by the Workers in the Party....hidden as a "tax" or a "penalty".

(Sound familiar?)

They don't give a Tinker's Dam about whether they have to lie, spy...or force you to die (through attrition or other means, if needed) in order to achieve their end game.

They will shred your Constitution, steal your children's inheritance, attack your 401k, yo' daddy's 401k and your granddaddy's 401k...because frankly...they hate your guts.

They will turn your information stream into a steaming pile of propaguano.

It's not about climate, it never has been. Weather happens every day...so they can get "experts" to prostitute themselves "for the cause". Sleazy plaintiff trial lawyers do this every day...not surprisingly...against free market "deep pockets".

Let's stop pussyfooting around and have the courage to face the facts. Free market constitutional democracies are under vicious assault. It is no coincidence that an "appearance" of an alliance between radical Islam and radical leftism exists...because they have a common enemy.

Our slow-footed and dim-witted "home team" is at turns too timid or too dull to connect the dots.

It is NOT about weather, going green, or "fairness" in loans, autos, insurance, banking, real estate...the heart of our economy. It's about seizing them and finding a subterfuge to do it.

It's not about "warming"...that...like the others above...is a cover story.

If we continue to fail to confront the real war against us...and we act surprised that we are forced to buy inferior goods and services from the STATE and their cronies at inflated prices, that the Workers Party is given perks, exclusions, goes to the head of the line in an affront to all rules and regulations, that our Secretary of State lets us die, makes bad deals with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, puts Israel in imminent peril, we get spied on, groped and have the IRS sicced on us...then our team navel gazes and ponders if the spies and government attackers are incompetent or "rogue"...what kind of fools are we?

We point our fingers and tsk-tsk at daily propaganda...over and over and over again....and ponder if THIS TIME...the propaganda machine will finally, finally...find their conscience.

They will not. They have no conscience. They are actively conspiring against us.

You will be told this is a paranoid fantasy. That you must wear a tin foil hat to believe it.

Yet...which of the above facts and evidence is untrue? Bill Ayers, George Soros, Cloward-Piven, Jeremiah Wright, Don Warden, Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis ALL formed your Dear Leader and molded him. Are you so easily led to believe that all went away?

If you are not ready and willing to defend the freedoms your fathers and theirs before them died to preserve for you...then don't bother to weep on the day the last of them is stolen and gone. The war on our liberties is being waged through stealth...but it is more "in your face" than ever before.

So Republicans are going to "send a letter". That ought to scare 'em.
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Here's some campaign help for Republicans in the coming years:
Democrats and the EPA is trying to do to the energy and electrical generation sectors, what Obamacare is doing to the medical and insurance sectors.
41 weeks ago
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The Church of Global Warming says the earth is dangerously heating up, but I know that it is not, for I have seen the snow and ice and have felt their bitter cold, and I have more faith in snow and ice than in the Church of Global Warming, and it’s High Priests and Money Changers.

Al Gore and the apocalyptic global warmists are a exaggerated version of Charles Dawson and his cultist followers, except instead of settling for just a Piltdown Man, they have fabricated a Piltdown World and they won't let go of it no matter what. You wouldn't even be able to pry their frozen hands from it.
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Continued shut down of America's coal-fired energy industry to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by a mere 0.01 percent is moving apace…in Obama’s administration. (an aside: Obama did say...in his administration energy costs would "go sky high!")
Recently, EPA proposed new limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. This will effectively prevent any new plant construction, while gradually closing existing older ones. Some 124 are slated for closing, in 2013 alone. EPA maintains these new rules will help protect Americans from ill effects of man-made climate change.
Many scientists challenge EPA's assertion that carbon dioxide emissions are (solely) related to climate change, noted Paul Driessen, senior policy adviser for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and author of "Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death.”
These same scientists cite: 1)solar, 2)oceanic, and 3)other factors EPA ignores as potential causes of climate change. Furthermore, these same scientists point out that human beings account for just 4 percent of carbon dioxide emissions entering earths atmosphere each year. Also, American coal-fired electric power power generation is responsible for ONLY 3 percent of humanity's carbon dioxide emissions.
"In other words, power plants EPA wants to shut down account for a trivial 0.01 percent of all carbon dioxide added to Earth's atmosphere annually," Driessen writes in an article for The Washington Times.
He also states,”China, India, Russia, and Brazil alone emit twice as much carbon dioxide (folks, that’s more than 6%)as the United States. Therefore, even if the theory that carbon dioxide controls Earth's climate is correct (yet unproven), these new rules and regulations will have absolutely no effect on climate change.” Why? There are more than 20 satellites focused on monitoring everything from coastal erosion to Antarctic Ice floe formations.
Complying with EPA’s new rules and regulations will hinder energy production in USA and is estimated to cost U.S. businesses $1.8 trillion a year. (read:taxpayers). Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party, urgently. Help stop this madness.
41 weeks ago
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cap n trade : a corrupt scheme to steal money from the serfs
41 weeks ago
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I thought they already had tricks to 'Hide the decline!'
41 weeks ago
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Shouldn't the word "universe" be replace with the word "earth" 3 paragraph, second line?

Global warming is and always was a hoax and a United Nations scheme. Look at the goal of the 2010 UN Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen.

A binding treaty, over the sovereignty of every nation, creating a governing body and huge fund, with the power to tax energy, through Cap and Trade. this governing body would not be subject to any voters or body politic. This not only would help tank the global economy, it would create a one world government. Taken together with the UN's other program, Agenda 21 looking to undermine property rights and national sovereignty, people should see the overall scheme. Those who do not will be scratching their heads until the cows come home.
41 weeks ago
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The "pause" may get smoothed a little. See below. You do know, don't you that 1998 was a super-hot El Nino year and that using that as a baseline, is a little misleading when it comes to general warming trends. Chinese aerosols also may be a factor. I'm not a warmist, but I'm not a denier either. The following site is run by warmists, but they do generate some responses that go way beyond the bluster we tend to get here: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2013/11/global-warming-since-1997-underestimated-by-half/comment-page-1/#comments
41 weeks ago
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The first thing "REAL" American citizens need to come to grips with is the fact, and it is a fact, that any public servants connected to Obama or his Administration are liars first, second and third. They know nothing but how to tell lies. Its a fact.
41 weeks ago
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It's funny how the left always claims that big business taints research by paying millions to hire their own researchers. But no one sours the scientific pot more than the government who awards billions in grants. And what does the government want for its money? Findings that support more regulation and taxes.

If your research concludes that manmade CO2 is trivial in climate change, you can forget your grant request for next year. Researchers know who butters their bread. They know they better be pleasing the folks who give them their paycheck. The libs are probably correct that BP will spin their results to a conclusion that is more favorable to them. But they always quit thinking halfway through. Government wants more regulation and taxes. Researchers want more money. Guess how grantee researchers are going to frame their conclusions. But with the government, it's billions vs millions.

How the bias of private research is so clear to liberals, but the bias of government research so opaque is beyond me.
41 weeks ago
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"Guess how grantee researchers are going to frame their conclusions."

Money has turned respectable science into voodoo scientism.

And yesterday we learned that WEBMD has gotten a close to half billion dollar grant from HHS to "teach doctors about Obamacare". (oh yeah, let's study that sh!t)

So don't look to find much criticism of the Unaffordable Care Act at the webmd website.
41 weeks ago
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It's such a sad statement on modern conservatism that we even have to ask this question.

We're so far behind the curve of the Left's campaign against America it's pathetic.
41 weeks ago
41 weeks ago Link To Comment
When the radical leftists are intent on "redistribution", they will do it "by any means necessary". One World Socialism (OWS) will use weather...because every year there are "weather crises" that they can point to dripping with "compassion and sincerity"...and tie it to a devised scheme for "wealth transfer"...forced upon the "haves" to give to the "have nots"...and administered by the Workers in the Party....hidden as a "tax" or a "penalty".

(Sound familiar?)

They don't give a Tinker's Dam about whether they have to lie, spy...or force you to die (through attrition or other means, if needed) in order to achieve their end game.

They will shred your Constitution, steal your children's inheritance, attack your 401k, yo' daddy's 401k and your granddaddy's 401k...because frankly...they hate your guts.

They will turn your information stream into a steaming pile of propaguano.

It's not about climate, it never has been. Weather happens every day...so they can get "experts" to prostitute themselves "for the cause". Sleazy plaintiff trial lawyers do this every day...not surprisingly...against free market "deep pockets".

Let's stop pussyfooting around and have the courage to face the facts. Free market constitutional democracies are under vicious assault. It is no coincidence that an "appearance" of an alliance between radical Islam and radical leftism exists...because they have a common enemy.

Our slow-footed and dim-witted "home team" is at turns too timid or too dull to connect the dots.

It is NOT about weather, going green, or "fairness" in loans, autos, insurance, banking, real estate...the heart of our economy. It's about seizing them and finding a subterfuge to do it.

It's not about "warming"...that...like the others above...is a cover story.

If we continue to fail to confront the real war against us...and we act surprised that we are forced to buy inferior goods and services from the STATE and their cronies at inflated prices, that the Workers Party is given perks, exclusions, goes to the head of the line in an affront to all rules and regulations, that our Secretary of State lets us die, makes bad deals with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, puts Israel in imminent peril, we get spied on, groped and have the IRS sicced on us...then our team navel gazes and ponders if the spies and government attackers are incompetent or "rogue"...what kind of fools are we?

We point our fingers and tsk-tsk at daily propaganda...over and over and over again....and ponder if THIS TIME...the propaganda machine will finally, finally...find their conscience.

They will not. They have no conscience. They are actively conspiring against us.

You will be told this is a paranoid fantasy. That you must wear a tin foil hat to believe it.

Yet...which of the above facts and evidence is untrue? Bill Ayers, George Soros, Cloward-Piven, Jeremiah Wright, Don Warden, Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis ALL formed your Dear Leader and molded him. Are you so easily led to believe that all went away?

If you are not ready and willing to defend the freedoms your fathers and theirs before them died to preserve for you...then don't bother to weep on the day the last of them is stolen and gone. The war on our liberties is being waged through stealth...but it is more "in your face" than ever before.

So Republicans are going to "send a letter". That ought to scare 'em.
41 weeks ago
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"Free market constitutional democracies are under vicious assault..."

The common essential truth underlying everything the Left attempts.

"Let's stop pussyfooting around and have the courage to face the facts. We point our fingers and tsk-tsk at daily propaganda...over and over and over again"

Kinda like the Iranians, for decades now, the strategy has been to keep "the world" pussyfooting & tsk tsking.

And, on cue, the world tsks tsks & the magic hat guy meets with cronies in Geneva and yaks & millions upon millions more words are written, while the Iranians laugh all the way to the successful deliverable nuclear bomb.
41 weeks ago
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Does this question even have to be asked? "Climate Change" (A redundancy in itself, since Change is what Climate does. Read a book.) is the lifeblood of the self-replicating system that is the EPA. Another self-replicating system: Cancer.
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