Skip to comments.EPA's own research expert 'shut up' on climate change
Posted on 06/24/2009 8:18:02 PM PDT by Man50D
Environmental Protection Agency officials have silenced one of their own senior researchers after the 38-year employee issued an internal critique of the EPA's climate change position.
Alan Carlin, senior operations research analyst at the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics, or NCEE, submitted his research on the agency's greenhouse gases endangerment findings and offered a fundamental critique on the EPA's approach to combating CO2 emissions. But officials refused to share his conclusion in an open internal discussion, claiming his research would have "a very negative impact on our office."
His study was barred from circulation within the EPA and was never disclosed to the public for political reasons, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, or CEI, a group that has accessed four internal e-mails on the subject.
CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman told WND, "His boss basically told him, 'No, I'm not going to send your study further up. It's going to stay within this bureau.'"
A March 12 e-mail to Carlin warned him not to have "any direct communication with anyone outside NCEE on endangerment."
Carlin, a researcher who earned his doctorate in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in physics from California Institute of Technology, informed officials that two-thirds of his references were from peer-reviewed publications and defended his inclusion of new research on the topic.
"It is also my view that the critical attribute of good science is its correspondence to observable data rather than where it appears in the technical literature," he wrote. "I believe my comments are valid, significant and contain references to significant new research
They are significant because they present information critical to justification (or lack thereof) for the proposed [greenhouse gas] endangerment finding."
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Serious shenanigans going on here. Tell your congresscritters NO to cap-and-tax!!!
This is the same junk science that will lead Obama-Care. We will all be on Lipitor, and we’ll be penalized for dangerous behavior (greasy foods, sugar, lazy life style, ownership of firearms) but no one will be penalized or encouraged to avoid behaviors like unprotected gay sex.
Who cares about science, facts or truth when there is a agenda to push?
Sounds like it’s time to send EPA a nice new FOIA request.
"Global warming" is a con job, a scam and a hoax. Invented by former Vice President and nut case, Algore, shortly after he "invented" the internet.
Well, last chance. Email them tonight.
It’s all about cashing in on Cap and Trade to fund Obama’s other schemes. Science be damned.
The list, ping
Thnx for the ping...the list that keeps growing, which is alarming in and of itself.
Keep up the excellent work Nachum!
You know, when I first started it I thought- "Oh, I'll just post one or two things a day...."