Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Meet Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

What happens when unyielding ideologues sit at the head of the table.

Text sourceLos Angeles Times

Standoff over government climate study provokes national uproar by scientists.   (Washington Post, 11/24/2015)
[He] has subpoenaed scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and demanded that they turn over internal e-mails related to their research. Their findings contradicted earlier work showing that global warming had paused, and Smith, a climate change skeptic, has accused them of altering global temperature data and rushing to publish their research in the June issue of the journal Science.

The full text of Smith's dismissal.

Smith thinks that this is just a bunch of malarkey.

Once again, another month with a lot of red spanning the globe.
Source:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Global Analysis -- October 2015

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