Whistleblowers Claim NOAA Climate Report Was “Rushed To Publication”

Would the Cult of Climastrology actually do that?

From the link

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) opened another front in his war with federal climate researchers on Wednesday, saying a groundbreaking global warming study was “rushed to publication” over the objections of numerous scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That’s a rather misleading opening paragraph, an attempt to make this appear political

Whistleblowers have told the committee, according to Smith’s letter, that Thomas Karl — the director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, which led the study — “rushed” to publish the climate study “before all appropriate reviews of the underlying science and new methodologies” used in the climate data sets were conducted.

“NOAA employees raised concerns about the timing and integrity of the process but were ignored,” he wrote.

I hope these whistleblowers are hiding deep, because they will be in big trouble from the CoC when found, laws be damned. Some Warmists are already calling for the whistleblowers to be named and forced to testify publicly, in contradiction of federal law.

NOAA Communications Director Ciaran Clayton, one of the officials whose communications the committee has subpoenaed, said in an e-mail:

“The notion that this paper was rushed to publication is false. In December 2014, the co-authors of the study submitted their findings to Science — a leading scientific journal. Following a rigorous peer review process, which included two rounds of revisions to ensure the credibility of the data and methodologies used, Science informed the authors that the paper would be published in June.

“The notion that NOAA is ‘hiding something’ is also false. We have been transparent and cooperative with the House Science Committee to help them better understand the research and underlying methodologies. … We stand behind our scientists who conduct their work in an objective manner.”

Well, there’s a simple answer: comply with the House committees subpoenas, and release all the documents they have requested, including the internal communications and emails, which, last time I checked, are owned by The People as government records. Smith has threatened to subpoena Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker if the material is not released by Friday. Science is an open process. What is it with this Administration and stonewalling? If they aren’t releasing the requested material, they’re hiding something.

If there was nothing there, you can bet the communications and emails would have been released. At this point, we must ask what NOAA is hiding.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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