Skip to comments.Climate czar rejects doctored data claims
Posted on 11/26/2009 7:36:22 AM PST by XHogPilot
Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled.
"I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Ms. Browner, whom President Obama has tapped as his chief of policy on global warming.
The e-mails were hacked from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and have come to light over the past week. They appear to show scientists saying they've smoothed over data that doesn't back up their claims of warming, and pondering how to freeze out scientists who disagree with them.
Release of the e-mails has energized skeptics ahead of next month's major global warming meeting in Copenhagen, which is supposed to set the framework for a new global treaty to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
The White House said Wednesday that Mr. Obama will personally travel to Copenhagen to commit the U.S. to greenhouse gas reductions.
Ms. Browner said the only people who still doubt global warming is happening and that humans are to blame are "a very small group of people who continue to say this isn't a real problem, that we don't need to do anything."
She also said the e-mails are only trickling out, and that the entire set hasn't been released.
Ms. Browner initially shrugged when asked about the e-mails, saying she didn't have a reaction. But when a reporter followed up, she said she will stick with the consensus of the 2,500 climate scientists on the International Panel on Climate Change who concluded global warming is occurring and is most likely being pushed by human actions.
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So "Tree Cutter" Brawner is going to stick with the 2500 "scientists" ~ I think that crap is covered in the emails too.
People who believe in the 2500 scientists story are the TRUE BELIEVERS of the age.
Give that old bat a red ribbon eh!
I reject climate czar.
... who used flawed base data? Ms Greener is a fool.
Using liberal logic (I know, an oxymoron)
The facts and evidence do not matter. The seriousness of the claims alone demand action.
A line I believe used in the “high tech lynching” of Justice Clarence Thomas.
we have to all send messages via phone and on here to the elitist media and ask them why they refuse to cover this like they did with ACORN, SEIU, Fraud in elections and no fact checking over bozo and his past.
The media will get away with this unless we start to stand up and make them accountable.
‘She also said the e-mails are only trickling out, and that the entire set hasn’t been released’
Yes, I hate it when people manipulate data too.
Obama going to climate summit with vow: 17% less U. S. emissions
By H. Josef Hebert
Updated: November 26, 2009, 7:38 AM / 3 comments
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WASHINGTONPutting his prestige on the line, President Obama will personally commit the United States to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next months Copenhagen climate summit. He will insist that America is ready to tackle global warming despite resistance in Congress over higher costs for businesses and homeowners.
Obama will attend the start of the conference Dec. 9 before heading to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He will put on the table a U. S. commitment to cut emissions by 17 percent over the next decade, on the way to reducing heat-trapping pollution by 80 percent by midcentury, the White House said.
Cutting U. S. carbon dioxide emissions by one-sixth in just a decade would be likely to increase energy bills, but the administration says there would be important health trade-offs.
Carol M. Browner, Obamas assistant for energy and climate change, cited a $173-per-year estimated cost in a briefing Wednesday a figure for a family of four calculated by the Congressional Budget Office. Republicans say costs would be higher.
But slashing carbon dioxide emissions could save millions of lives, mostly by reducing preventable deaths from heart and lung diseases, according to studies published this week in the British medical journal Lancet.
The White House said Obamas decision to attend the international conference in Denmark was a sign of his continuing commitment and leadership to find a global solution to the global threat of climate change.
But Obamas stopover on the conferences second day instead of later when negotiations will be most intense and when most other national leaders will take part disappointed some European and U. N. climate officials, as well as some environmentalists.
Others said Obamas personal appeal will resonate with the delegates from more than 75 countries and help reset the U. S. image on the climate issue after eight years in which the Bush administration staunchly opposed mandatory reductions in greenhouse gases.
Yvo de Boer, the United Nations climate chief, said that it is important for the United States to establish emissions reduction targets and a financial commitment to helping developing countries address climate change.
If he comes in the first week to announce that, it would be a major boost to the conference, de Boer told the Associated Press.
The presidents first trip to Copenhagen just last month was less than fruitful. He made an unsuccessful pitch for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Chicago.
Obamas participation had been in doubt since it became clear that the Dec. 7-18 conference was unlikely to produce a binding agreement. The original goal of the conference was to produce a new global climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. But in recent weeks, it became clear that delegates were likely to produce at best an outline for an agreement to be considered late next year.
The White House said Obamas commitment to a 17 percent emissions cut from 2005 levels by 2020 would be the first step toward an 80 percent reduction outlined in legislation before Congress. It said Obama is expecting robust mitigation contributions from China and other emerging nations as part of any final agreement.
Obama pressed for cooperation on climate change in meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing last week and with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a state visit at the White House on Tuesday.
The White House said that it also will send a half-dozen Cabinet secretaries to the talks, including Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary F. Locke, as well Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, whose agency is preparing regulations to cut greenhouse gases.
The high-profile delegation is intended to reinforce Obamas stance, despite the bitter debate in Congress. The House narrowly passed legislation requiring a cap on greenhouse gases from power plants and industry, but its still unclear whether Senate Democrats will be able to muster the 60 votes needed to approve a similar bill.
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Margret Sullivan the editor who always claims to be un biased , has yet to even acknowledge the scam is over.
“Pay no attention to these messages. Global warming is near, it is very near indeed ... the mother of all climate disasters is only months, weeks, days away .....”
Not denial, they are working together to use this manufactured crisis to further their cause of a global one world government with totalitarian power.
A propaganda article.
What did they expect her to say
“OH NEVER MIND”
Carol Browner- World Socialist
Yes, everything will be "settled" soon: R2/CW2.
Browner = world socialist
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