Theodore's World: Obama Science Advisers Grilled Over Hacked e-Mails

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December 05, 2009

Obama Science Advisers Grilled Over Hacked e-Mails

Global Warming Hearings

December 2, 2009 Select Committee on Global Warming's hearing

Obama’s socialist Science Czar John Holdren, who once said that forced abortions were needed to save the planet, is linked to the Climategate Scandal.

Ranking Member Rep. Sensenbrenner grilled Science Czar Dr. Holdren at the Global Warming hearings today

During the hearing Holdren tried to define what the meaning of “trick” is.

Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails


House Republicans pointed to controversial e-mails leaked from climate scientists and said it was evidence of corruption. Top administration scientists looking at the same thing found no such sign, saying it doesn’t change the fact that the world is warming.

In the first Capitol Hill airing of the issue, House Republicans Wednesday read excerpts from at least eight of the e-mails, saying they showed the world needs to re-examine experts’ claims that the science on warming is settled. One e-mail from 2003 was by John Holdren, then of Harvard University and now the president’s science adviser.

“These e-mails show a pattern of suppression, manipulation and secrecy that was inspired by ideology, condescension and profit,” said U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
Among the messages that Sensenbrenner read was one from Jones, the East Anglia scientist, in which he wrote about a “trick of adding in the real temps” in an exchange about long-term climate trends. Holdren responded that the word “trick” did not mean manipulation of data, but about a “clever way” to tackle a problem. Another Jones’ e-mail read, “I would like to see the climate change happen so the science could be proved right.”

Sensenbrenner attacked the work of Penn State's Mann, who is frequently brought up in the communications. Mann is the author of what is called the "hockey stick" theory, first described in the late 1990s. It suggested that the past 50 years had been the hottest in several centuries, if not 1,000 years, and that man-made global warming was to blame. That research was so controversial that the National Academy of Sciences studied the work in depth; it was used in former Vice President Al Gore's documentary on global warming.

Rep. Issa: Obama's refusal to investigate 'Climategate' emails is 'unconscionable'

The Hill

The U.N.'s decision this week to investigate whether some of its climate change research had been manipulated constitutes a "direct rebuke" of the Obama administration, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Friday.

The White House's unwillingness to open a similar inquiry could now only be characterized as "a sad abdication of their responsibility to ensure that U.S. policies are not driven by corrupted science and data," the congressman added.

“The very integrity of the report that the Obama administration has predicated much of its climate change policy has been called into question and it is unconscionable that this administration and Congress is willing to abdicate responsibility of uncovering the truth to the United Nations," explained Issa, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Motivating Issa's calls for a probe into climate change research, and the U.N.'s decision to launch one, was the publication last month of thousands of e-mails and other documents that global warming skeptics say prove the phenomenon does not exist.

The U.N. announced it would probe that data this week, mostly because some of the research in question touches on related work either completed or promoted by its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

But the White House has largely dismissed the litany of Republican calls to open an inquiry into that research — Issa's included — because its top scientists contend one controversy hardly undermines decades of more reliable research on climate change.

Wild Thing's comment......

Good news - both in going mainstream and Congress not sweeping it under a rug!

Holdren made the mistake of saying he would divulge all emails and data he had on AGW/Climate Change/Oceanic Acidification. Sensenbrenner told him to expect a lot of letters (requests)

Prosecute everyone of these shysters and leave the hackers alone!

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at December 5, 2009 06:47 AM


Of course obama will not call for an investigation into Climategate. If excessive environmental laws can be passed that means more government control over Americans lives. More socialism. obama is a Marxist and wants more control over us.

Posted by: TomR at December 5, 2009 11:57 AM

what is simply amazing there is not even a whisper of well maybe these e-mails have some truth to them.
Nope, just go ahead and imprison the American people with punitive Taxes and control.

Now, today, obama signed a bill to bring Palestinian refugee's to the US. That's right 20 Million dollars to import terrorists. Now the question is where are they going to put them. It's time to start cleaning weapons and get everything ready. It is coming.

Posted by: Mark at December 5, 2009 12:42 PM

Dr. Mann needs to stick his "Hockey Stick" directly where it fits

Posted by: Willy at December 5, 2009 05:36 PM

Non-weapons science almost to 100% died with Climategate. RIP.

Weapons science (nuclear, and non-nuclear) is alive, and it is normally in conjunction with the scientific method, testing, hydrodynamics, computer simulation, quantum mechanics, special - and general relativity, the uncertainty principle, and in the future, if needed, with quantum fluctuations, as well.

Posted by: Anon at December 5, 2009 10:16 PM

I agree, Obama will push ahead on this and ignore
the truth, he has his own horrible agenda for
all of us.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 6, 2009 12:00 AM