One of Barack Obama’s signature issues as (p)Resident was climate change alarmism, which his entire administration obsessed over to the point that they sounded insane at times. However, now an elite scientist that worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was awarded a climate medal by Obama is speaking out, and what he has to say reveals what could be the biggest climate scandal of modern history.
MailOnline published an exclusive story on Sunday in which Dr. John Bates, an elite scientist with an impeccable reputation, blew the lid off of NOAA’s report claiming the pause in the rise of the earth’s temperatures between 1998 and 2013 never existed. Bates provided the publication with irrefutable evidence that the data used by NOAA was fraudulent, and the agency rushed out the report without verifying it in order to have a maximum impact on the Paris Agreement on climate change.
What’s worse, Bates voiced his harsh objections to the report while he still worked at NOAA as a top scientist, but Obama’s political appointees ignored his warnings and went forward with it anyway. The Pausebuster report would later be used by Great Britain, America, and the European Union to forge a climate agreement that had costs in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and it was all based on manipulated data used to reinforce a political narrative.
In addition to revealing the entire report was a fraud, Bates also exposed the fact that in an attempt to cover its tracks, NOAA destroyed the datasets used in Pausebuster so that their work couldn’t be verified by outside sources, which is a huge no-no in the scientific world.
More on this shock report from MailOnline:
In an exclusive interview, Dr Bates accused the lead author of the paper, Thomas Karl, who was until last year director of the NOAA section that produces climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – of ‘insisting on decisions and scientific choices that maximised warming and minimised documentation… in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming pause, rushed so that he could time publication to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy’.
Dr Bates was one of two Principal Scientists at NCEI, based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Official delegations from America, Britain and the EU were strongly influenced by the flawed NOAA study as they hammered out the Paris Agreement – and committed advanced nations to sweeping reductions in their use of fossil fuel and to spending £80 billion every year on new, climate-related aid projects.
The scandal has disturbing echoes of the ‘Climategate’ affair which broke shortly before the UN climate summit in 2009, when the leak of thousands of emails between climate scientists suggested they had manipulated and hidden data. Some were British experts at the influential Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.
NOAA’s 2015 ‘Pausebuster’ paper was based on two new temperature sets of data – one containing measurements of temperatures at the planet’s surface on land, the other at the surface of the seas.
Both datasets were flawed. This newspaper has learnt that NOAA has now decided that the sea dataset will have to be replaced and substantially revised just 18 months after it was issued, because it used unreliable methods which overstated the speed of warming. The revised data will show both lower temperatures and a slower rate in the recent warming trend.
The land temperature dataset used by the study was afflicted by devastating bugs in its software that rendered its findings ‘unstable’.
The paper relied on a preliminary, ‘alpha’ version of the data which was never approved or verified.
A final, approved version has still not been issued. None of the data on which the paper was based was properly ‘archived’ – a mandatory requirement meant to ensure that raw data and the software used to process it is accessible to other scientists, so they can verify NOAA results.
Dr Bates retired from NOAA at the end of last year after a 40-year career in meteorology and climate science. As recently as 2014, the Obama administration awarded him a special gold medal for his work in setting new, supposedly binding standards ‘to produce and preserve climate data records’.
Oddly enough, NOAA refused to use those very standards when it published Pausebuster, and it’s easy to see why. Had they followed the standards that Bates had created, they wouldn’t have been able to sound the alarm bells over climate change and scare the world into an agreement.
President Trump has promised to roll back America’s commitments to climate change restrictions, which has been met with fierce opposition, but will likely move full speed ahead anyway, especially as news of the fraudulent NOAA report spreads. Another promise he’s made is to drain the swamp, and after hearing what the political hacks at NOAA have been up to, it looks like that agency is in need of a thorough draining as well.
On an off note; isn’t it something that with Trump’s election as president, more and more people are feeling empowered to speak out against government corruption? It’s almost as if they were threatened with retaliation by the previous administration if they didn’t keep quiet…