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Sneak Peek into New Senate Report on Climategate
February 23, 2010

Posted by Matt Dempsey matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov

UPDATE - SENATE REPORT NOW AVAILABLE 

Sneak Peek into New Senate Report on Climategate

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Hello, I'm Senator Jim Inhofe, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  I want to give you a sneak-peek into a major new Senate report on my Committee's investigation into the scandal commonly known as Climategate.

What emerges from our review of the emails and documents, which span a 13-year period from 1996 through November 2009, is much more than, as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson put it, scientists who "lack interpersonal skills." Rather, the emails show the world's leading climate scientists discussing, among other things:

  • Obstructing the release of damaging data and information;
  • Manipulating data to reach preconceived conclusions;
  • threatening journal editors who published work questioning the climate science "consensus"; and
  • Assuming activist roles to influence the political process. 

The correspondence also reveals a fractured consensus on the state of climate science.  Contrary to repeated assertions that the "science is settled," the emails show the world's leading climate scientists arguing over critical issues, questioning key methods and statistical techniques, and doubting whether there is "consensus" on the causes and the extent of climate change. 

If you're interested in reading key passages of the report to be released this morning, visit my website at www.epw.senate.gov/inhofe

As even some of the most ardent global warming alarmists now admit, the past few months have been bad news for their cause. I suspect climategate is only the beginning.

We knew they were cooking the science to support the flawed UN IPCC agenda. As I said on the Senate floor back in 2005 that "the IPCC has demonstrated an unreasoning resistance to accepting constructive critiques of its scientific and economic methods, even in the report itself...this is a recipe for de-legitimizing the entire endeavor in terms of providing credible information that is useful to policy makers."

And back in 2003 I said blaming global warming on CO2 and other man made gases is the ‘greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." I was right.





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