An EPA Staffer, Alan Carlin, has dropped a bomb [pdf] not just on global warming (it is currently not happening) but also on the "concensus" hypothesis about how the climate system works.
The document makes these points:
The EPA report is based on the last IPCC report which is now 3 years out of date. These new findings have not been taken into account:
a. Global temperatures have been trending downwards for 11 years
b. The concensus on Atlantic Hurricane behavior has changed
c. Greenland is probably safe from melting
d. The economic downturn has reduced CO2 emissions
e. Empirical evidence supports negative feedback for water vapor
f. Solar variability may account for 68% of warming
The Mr. Carlin also points out that the EPA has a history of doing its own evaluations of science and does not rely on outside organizations (such as the IPCC) to determine its conclusions. The EPA in this case has not done its own independent investigation.
Now here is where it really gets good. Watts Up With That reports that the Alan Carlin report is being suppressed within the EPA. Here is an e-mail that circulated inside the EPA:
“The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision… I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”I was under the impression that the Obama Administration was going to be the most scientific administration ever. I put that one right up there with the current Democrat Congress being the most ethical ever.
- Internal EPA email, March 17th, 2009
Note that Watts Up With That also has several more pieces on the topic:
Source inside EPA confirms claims of science being ignored, suppressed, by top EPA management
CARBONGATE – Global Warming Study Censored by EPA
Cross Posted at Classical Values