Friday, July 3, 2009

EPA Buries Skeptic's Report

From Kimberly Strassel at the Wall Street Journal:
Around this time, Mr. Carlin and a colleague presented a 98-page analysis arguing the agency should take another look, as the science behind man-made global warming is inconclusive at best. The analysis noted that global temperatures were on a downward trend. It pointed out problems with climate models. It highlighted new research that contradicts apocalyptic scenarios. "We believe our concerns and reservations are sufficiently important to warrant a serious review of the science by EPA," the report read.

The response to Mr. Carlin was an email from his boss, Al McGartland, forbidding him from "any direct communication" with anyone outside of his office with regard to his analysis. When Mr. Carlin tried again to disseminate his analysis, Mr. McGartland decreed: "The administrator and the administration have decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision. . . . I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office." (Emphasis added.)

Mr. McGartland blasted yet another email: "With the endangerment finding nearly final, you need to move on to other issues and subjects. I don't want you to spend any additional EPA time on climate change. No papers, no research etc, at least until we see what EPA is going to do with Climate." Ideology? Nope, not here. Just us science folk. Honest.
No comment needed.


Galt-in-Da-Box said...

And now that the radical left has an airtight lock on Congress, what are the odds we'll keep the low level of taxes we have now? Censorship won't return in the form of the "Fairness" Dogma? Second amendment rights won't disappear, and a bunch of similar "green" red politics won't be shoved down our throats "for the common good"?
Pretty slim, I'd say.

Jeff Perren said...

Worthy points, and yes the odds are slim. But so were those facing the Revolutionaries circa 1770. The ending of the American experiment has not yet been written.