American nonpartisan watchdog group, ‘The Judicial Watch’ has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Commerce.
They FOIA was filed to obtain all records of communications between two ‘top scientists’ in the Obama administration who “heavily influenced” the government’s “climate change policy and its backing of the Paris Agreement,” said the government watchdog group in a statement.
This could officially shed light on an ongoing scandal about “alleged misuse of climate data” for the sole purpose of ‘hyping up’ global warming.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a component of the Commerce Department, also refused to comply with a separate FOIA filed on Feb. 6.
“This new lawsuit could result in the release of emails that will help Americans understand how Obama administration officials may have mishandled scientific data to advance the political agenda of global warming alarmism,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Judicial Watch is seeking all records of communications from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017 between NOAA scientist Thomas Karl and John Holdren, the former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
A Daily Mail newspaper reported that John Bates accused then-fellow NOAA scientist Thomas of manipulating global warming data to “refute the idea that there has been a pause in global warming since 1998.”, thus falsely backing up the the idea that man-made greenhouse gases contribute to climate change.
Dr. Bates claims the NOAA
“breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the U.N. climate conference in Paris in 2015,”
“The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 — revealed by U.N. scientists in 2013 — never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected,” said the report. But Dr. Bates provided “irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data,” and “it was never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process, which Bates devised,” reported the Daily Mail.
“His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pause Buster paper,” stated the report.
The newspaper further reported that Thomas Karl had a “hotline to the White House through his long association with President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren.”
The Dems have a lot of explaining to do!