Government and Data: Climate Change


During the Obama Administration’s reign, all government agencies seem to have become political and all government data seems to be questionable.  Here’s Investor’s Business Daily wondering why data related to “climate change” is being withheld:

Earlier this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists took part in a study that found — no surprise — that the “pause” in global warming from 1998 to 2013 didn’t exist.

Their change didn’t come from actual temperature readings. It came from extensive data manipulation and tinkering. Instead of a pause, they found a surge. …

Enter Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Science Committee. Curious, he subpoenaed NOAA for research documents related to the study. NOAA refused to hand them over. Smith’s committee wants to know why.

As even the Associated Press has noted, “Obama administration sets new record for withholding FOIA requests.”  Among the darker thoughts to come to mind when considering this trend is to wonder how terrifying it must be to insiders of the current regime and their allies to think that somebody who isn’t part of their own party — or at least part of the Washington, D. C. establishment — could win the White House.  People terrified of the truth’s coming out can be dangerous.

  • Mike678

    The legitimacy of the government is in question. 45 Democrat Senators vote in the Senate to ignore federal law. The President directs the DoD to begin expensive so-called ‘green initiatives’ and then claims that even the DoD is preparing for climate change–as if they did it on their own. The non-partisan director of the FBI states that the anti-law rhetoric of many people is advancing lawlessness and anarchy and the administration denies the obvious. Pray that an outsider grabs the reins before we go over the cliff.

  • Rhett Hardwick

    “government data seems to be questionable.” Once again, I commend “A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper”. First, I am not a fan of Domestic Violence. A few weeks ago, I read an article about the Bristol County (Massachusetts) District Attorney “going after” Domestic Violence. The article stated that in one day there had been 2,187 requests for Domestic Violence “services”. “Services” were not defined. Still, it gave me pause. That is 67,797 requests per month, 813, 564 per year, 8,135, 640 per decade. There are what, 7 million people in Massachusetts? These numbers defy credence. One wonders about “services”. The Center for Missing Children defines “missing” thus, if a child is usually home at 3:30 and does not arrive one day until 3:40, that child has been “missing” for 10 minutes. They use that definition to arrive at their numbers. On that theory, every time I give up right of way at an intersection I have prevented a traffic death.