Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Scientists Respond To Congressional Witch Hunt On Climate Science
Lamar Smith, is the Chair of House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He represents a district in Texas where his position as a global warming skeptic has been well rewarded by energy firms which have contributed close to $700,000 to his campaigns. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration published a peer reviewed article in Science which concluded that we have not entered a period of global cooling. Smith did not like that result and he has requested thousands of documents from the NOAA which he has accused doctoring the results. The head of NOAA has refused to provide the documents and the Association for the Advancement of Science has condemned the congressional witch hunt. It is concerned about the freedom of science and undue political influence on government research budgets.