Skip to comments.Meet Alan Carlin: The EPA’s Inconvenient Voice (against Cap & Trade)
Posted on 06/30/2009 3:13:59 PM PDT by Delacon
With the recent narrow passage of the controversial Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill in the House and the ongoing debate over global warming, one should expect balanced coverage of both sides of the issue. However, much of the media has neglected to report on the alleged hush up of an EPA research analyst whose report on global warming prompted his supervisor to warn it could have had a very negative impact on this office.
At 8:45 a.m. EDT on the June 30 edition of "Fox and Friends," EPA Senior Operations Research Analyst Alan Carlin, told interviewer Steve Doocy that his 98-page study that questioned the science behind global warming and called for the EPA to stop depending on reports from the United Nations, was ignored by his supervisor who refused to forward the report on because Carlins comments do not help the legal policy or case for the EPAs position on global warming.
Ironically, as detailed in this NewsBusters posting by the MRC's Brent Baker, in late January of 2007 the broadcast network evening newscasts quickly hyped a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing meant to publicize a report from two far-left groups about how the Bush administration supposedly suppressed science about the dire threat of global warming.
This caused Matt Lauer on NBCs Today, to suggest that President Bush was hiding the end of the world, and that, A controversy in Washington over what could literally be the end of the world as we know it. Now that the tables are turned, the medias bias coverage of environmental issues is even more apparent.
The following exchange was aired on the June 30th edition of Fox and Friends:
STEVE DOOCY, co-host, "Fox and Friends": Good morning. Most of us are not scientists. You are. You've worked for the EPA for 38 years. Tell us in a nutshell what your report said this spring.
ALAN CARLIN, EPA analyst: The most important finding was that EPA in my view needed to look at the science behind global warming and not depend on reports issued by the United Nations which is what they were thinking of doing and have done.
DOOCY: And, in fact, it's problematic because for the last 11 years, temperatures had been dropping. So your report pretty much turned the whole global warming debate on its head, and what happened to your report? I understand it was hushed up.
CARLIN: My supervisors decided not to forward it to the group within EPA who had the responsibility for preparing an overall report which would guide EPA on whether to find that the emission of global warming gases would be something that EPA should regulate.
GRETCHEN CARLSON, co-host: And why should Americans care about that? Because they just passed cap and trade Friday night, at least the House did, and maybe this report could have changed some of those congressmen and women's minds. Here's the email from your supervisor after you submitted the report. It's unbelievable.
It says this. The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has 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.
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:41:48 AM by blueyon
Please send this out ... these Republicans have until July 2, 2009 to change their vote...please ask everyone to contact them:
Republicans who voted for Cap-and-Trade (HR 2454)
Mary Bono Mack R (CA)
Palm Springs Office
707 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 9 Palm Springs, California 92262 Phone: (760) 320-1076
Mike Castle R (DW)
201 North Walnut Street, Suite 107 Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3970 Phone: (302) 428-1902
Mark Steven Kirk R (IL)
707 Stokie Boulevard, Suite 350 Northbrook, Illinois 60062 Phone: (847) 940-0202 Fax: (847) 940-7143
Leonard Lance R (NJ)
425 North Avenue East Westfield, New Jersey 07090 Phone: (908) 518-7733
Frank LoBiondo R (NJ)
5914 Main Street Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330 Phone: (609) 625-5008
John McHugh R (NY)
120 Washington Street, Suite 200 Watertown, New York 13601-3370 Phone: (315) 782-3150
Dave Reichert R (WA)
2737 78th Avenue, SE, Suite 202 Mercer Island, Washington 98040 Phone: (206) 275-3438
Chris Smith R (NJ)
1540 Kuser Road, Suite A9 Hamilton, New Jersey 08619 Phone: (609) 585-7878
BUMP. This just may help derail this marxist crap in the Senate.
Doubt it...I think the sheer fact that it’s such a lie of a bill bloated with crap is what will make the Senate not pass it.
What is most disturbing is that it’s only Fox (it seems) that is running with this story. If it was the “a guy came out against the bush administration...yada yada yada” this guy would be on all the programs, Sunday programs, Larry King, The REal Housewives of DC, and American Idol singing about how he was silenced. But because it’s Buttcrack, hardly a peep.
I thought I read today this Carlin guy was NOT a scientist? Which is it?
The EPA scientist, is in fact no scientist at all. He is a plant, placed there by the oil companies so they can protect their obscene profits.
He also kicks his dog and fails to recycle.
As I understand it, he's an economist rather than a scientist. (Of course, Al Gore, the high priest of AGW alarmism, isn't even an economist, let alone a scientist.)
Congressmen are you aware that the Obama Adminstration supressed an EPA report that showed global warming was not a dire planetary emergency? The implications of supressing such information from the public debate is astounding and rquire detailed investigation but that aside,
In view of this new information don’t you think it is prudent to hold off on creating new financial hardships on American families until the science of global warming can be adequately debated.
Don’t you think you owe that to your constituents?
As I understand it, he is an EPA analyst whose 98 page report got quashed with an email from higher up that his report ran contrary to what the EPA wanted to pass on.
Have you even read this steaming pile?
He only has a PHD in Economics and BS in Physics, from MIT I think. That’s all. In addition, his report was co-written by someone with a PHD in Physics.
In fact, the report is not so much original science as an assessment of the current scientific thinking and a warning that the IPCC 4th report, on which the EPA was relying was out of date and largely discredited.
Quite apart from its own intrinsic value, what this report categorically proves is that the EPA did not do any scientific due diligence whatsoever before coming out with a ruling affecting every individual in the country.
I also read today that CBS did a phone interview with Carlin on Friday. I don’t know if it aired or not, however.
Does anyone know the answer to this? It would be very interesting indeed if it did run.
He also leaves his thermostat set at 70 and drives an Escalade.
He has a BS in Physics.
Phd in Economics
Obama’s gonna need another bus. The first one is really crowded with people he has betrayed.
This guy will be out of a job soon.
Winner of the Well Said award.
senate now has Fankin .. they can pass this and probably will.