Skip to comments.Climategate: Obama’s Science Adviser Confirms the Scandal — Unintentionally
Posted on 12/05/2009 1:44:23 PM PST by AJKauf
When the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on the state of climate science on December 2, the Republicans were ready to focus it on the Climategate fraud scandal. And the first witness, President Obamas science adviser, Dr. John P. Holdren, was ready to respond.
Instead of summarizing his written testimony in his oral remarks, Holdren read a prepared statement on Climategate. He said that the controversy involved a small group of scientists and was primarily about one temperature dataset. He said that such controversies were not unusual in all branches of science and that they got sorted out through the peer review process and continuing scrutiny. Holdren also said that openness and sharing of data was important, which is why the Obama administration is strongly committed to openness. In the case of the disputed dataset (the hockey stick graph), the National Academies of Science (NAS) undertook a thorough review of it and all other similar datasets and concluded that the preponderance of evidence supported the principal conclusion of the research. Holdren concluded by predicting that when the dust settles on this controversy, a very strong scientific consensus on global warming will remain.
Well, that sounds pretty plausible, but anyone who has followed Dr. Holdrens amazing career knows that he is a master of plausible buncombe that disguises his outlandish scientific assertions, consistently wrong predictions, and dangerous public policy choices, as my CEI colleague William Yeatman has put it....
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The small group of scientists up to their necks in Climategate include 12 of the 26 esteemed scientists who wrote the Copenhagen Diagnosis.Look under the rock of AGW and you see the worms of climategate.
Gads, I’m sick of tagging a “gate” on words. It’s childish.
I'm sick of the a**hole who keeps pasting that anti-Romney crap on every thread. I don't like Romney, but I am sick to death of that repeated, repeated, repeated Romney crap. It's childish.
er......Think about that. It’s not being posted by a random member.
Was there really a NAS review? What were their sources of data; what methodology did the NAS use; what are the implications of their explicit and implicit assumptions?
I think the hockey stick data set was seriously flawed, and remains so.
It seems to me that the "preponderance" of evidence was produced by those with a vested interest in AGW, kind of like the fox guarding the hen house. The scientific method was not used.
[[He said that the controversy involved a small group of scientists and was primarily about one temperature dataset.]]
IF these creeps ever told hte truth, their heads woudl explode- this isn’t a ‘small group of people’ this is a widespread SCAM and FRAUD- NOT just ‘one small group’ and this isn’t about ‘1’ temperature dataset- this is about code that was INTENTIONALLY constructed in a way to obscure, hide, sweep under the rug, facts that refute the claim that man is suppsoedly wamrign hte planet
That seems to be the new mantra by the left that this is just a small group of scientists. Excuse me this small group was the primary reasearch team who shut anyone else out and are what all of this climate change policy is based on.
I agree with you. I am sick of it. I used to be a Romney supporter, and I really wish we had him instead of that little communist punk teleprompter dependent fraud, but I really hope he doesn’t run in the next election.
small group of scientists
I thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.
This flies in the face of the left's claims of widespread consensus. so either this is a small group or it's part and parcel of a large group. This group obviously are foisting a fraud on the world based upon deleted data that can't be checked. So if the world is building it's case on their data it's whacked. If the rest of the "consensus" has other data then they need to release all of the raw data immediately if they want to distance themselves from these frauds. All he's saying is the famous "fake but accurate" line. Bunk, don't buy it. The Obama admin is filled with liars from the top on down, they're going to have to better than "trust me".
Thanks for the ping.
It's what liberals do to us - trust me - the MSM's not using the term. Think of it as "turn about's fair play"...
thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.
Great catch, Brilliant.
“I thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.”
Yeah. That was part of their mantra with the “concensus” business they kept repeating ad nauseaum.
These people just keep up the Goebbels act when they want something. Kinda like little kids keep pestering until they get what they want. I think it’s why the Left don’t like parents smacking the kids, and telling them to shut up.
Does the "R" next to the name make one socialist any better than the one with a "D" next to their name?
It's kind of like having a turd sandwich and getting to choose the bread. It's still a turd sandwich.