Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Suppressing Science

"Facts be damned we have an agenda to advance!"

Is this what Rahm told Barack when the EPA chief shuffled out of the office with her tail between her legs? It is unbelievable to me that President Obama is not being scolded for this sin. George W. Bush was notorious, the "scolders" told us time and time again for ignoring science in favor of his deadly religious agenda. But Obama's deadly economic agenda doesn't merit such condemnation.

According to this surprising article on the CBS News website the Obama Administration talks out of both sides of its mouth - again:

hats off to CBS, what guts!

Less than two weeks before the agency formally submitted its pro-regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data." The EPA official, Al McGartland, said in an e-mail message to a staff researcher on March 17: "The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward... and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision."

When questioned about this contradiction the Obama's EPA yanks this boilerplate platitude:

"Claims that this individual’s opinions were not considered or studied are entirely false. This Administration and this EPA Administrator are fully committed to openness, transparency and science-based decision making. These principles were reflected throughout the development of the proposed endangerment finding, a process in which a broad array of voices were heard and an inter-agency review was conducted."

Yeah, right... Said individual begs to differ.

After reviewing the scientific literature that the EPA is relying on, Carlin said, he concluded that it was at least three years out of date and did not reflect the latest research. "My personal view is that there is not currently any reason to regulate (carbon dioxide)," he said. "There may be in the future. But global temperatures are roughly where they were in the mid-20th century. They're not going up, and if anything they're going down."

Another scientist making the claim that global temperatures are going down does not fit the Obama climate change agenda - this just won't do - off with his head!!! Talk about suppressing science, here's what the author of the final report said to Mr. Carlin:

"I decided not to forward your comments... I can see only one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office." He also wrote to Carlin: "Please do not have any direct communication with anyone outside of (our group) on endangerment. There should be no meetings, e-mails, written statements, phone calls, etc."

Way to go President Obama! George Bush would be proud.