(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit on December 2, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records of communications from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials regarding methodology for collecting and interpreting data used in climate models (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce (No 1:15-cv-02088)). The lawsuit sought the same documents unsuccessfully subpoenaed by a House committee. Less than week after Judicial Watch served its lawsuit on NOAA, the agency finally turned over the targeted documents to Congress.
Judicial Watch sued the Department of Commerce after the agency failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted on October 30, 2015 – NOAA is a component of the Department of Commerce. The timeframe for the requested records is October 30, 2014, through October 30, 2015, and requests all documents and records of communications between NOAA officials, employees, and contractors regarding:
Last summer, scientists published a study that challenged the notion that global warming has been slowing down in recent years. Their analysis was based on temperature data that was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since that time, Congressman Lamar Smith has asked NOAA for the data and internal communications that were related to the study, but they have refused to hand them over.
On October 13th, Smith filed a subpoena for the documents. The Congressman has long been skeptical of climate change, and has accused NOAA of fabricating temperature data. Smith told The Examiner that “Congress cannot do its job when agencies openly defy Congress and refuse to turn over information…When an agency decides to alter the way it has analyzed historical temperature data for the past few decades, it’s crucial to understand on what basis those decisions were made. This action has broad national and policy implications.”
Despite the subpoena, NOAA still isn’t backing down on the grounds that there is a “long-standing practice in the scientific community to protect the confidentiality of deliberative scientific discussions” and Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson has backed them up by calling Smith’s subpoena an “illegitimate harassment of our nation’s research scientists.”
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Global Warming or Climate Change depending on the time of year is a joke. It’s all about control. For years we listened to the government………….. you should ditch your old car and get one with better gas mileage, SUV’s are the cause of global warming. Yet, we had a cold winter, sure was glad I had my SUV, but because people did listen and bought cars with better gas mileage, they don’t have to buy as much fuel. Which means the government doesn’t get as much in taxes. And because of that, some states are thinking of a mileage tax.
If global warming was real, then Obama should never leave DC. In order to prove this was real, he should do video chats to raise money, only play golf close to DC, keep Air Force 1 parked, you know, less of a carbon foot print. But they only been keeping record for about 150 years or so, how do they know what happened before that?
They also can’t tell me if it is going to rain next Sunday, how can they tell be what will happen in 20 years?
Thanks, 1 Dragon
In the battle-space over accurate climate reporting, the climate alarmists are continuing to spread incorrect information. For example, over at the New Republic, Rebecca Leber is reporting on the latest National Climate Assessment, and she makes the following claim:
2013 was tied for the fourth-hottest year for the United States.
If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.
On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).