The Political Conflict Over Recent NOAA Report on Climate Change

Congressman demands climate study documents as scientists warn of ‘chilling effect’

A nasty fight between a senior House Republican and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over a recent climate change study is getting nastier.

The country’s chief society of meteorologists weighed in this week with a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), warning the prominent congressional skeptic on climate change that his demands for internal communications and documents from NOAA “can be viewed as a form of intimidation” that could thwart federally funded research.

Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, stepped up his pressure on agency Administrator Kathryn Sullivan to divulge its scientists’ internal deliberations, demanding in a letter that she turn over the documents requested in a House subpoena by Friday.

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One Response to The Political Conflict Over Recent NOAA Report on Climate Change

  1. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with the Left demanding funding info from respected scientists who do not accept the “consensus” or threatening to charge them with RICO offenses. A plague on both their houses!

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