Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases Report on CRU (Climategate) Controversy

Senator Inhofe Intruduces Report to EPW Committee

The Minority Staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a report today titled, “‘Consensus’ Exposed: The CRU Controversy.” The report covers the controversy surrounding emails and documents released from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU). It examines the extent to which those emails and documents affect the scientific work of the UN’s IPCC, and how revelations of the IPCC’s flawed science impacts the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases. 

The report finds that some of the scientists involved in the CRU controversy violated ethical principles governing taxpayer-funded research and possibly federal laws.  In addition, the Minority Staff believes the emails and accompanying documents seriously compromise the IPCC-based “consensus” and its central conclusion that anthropogenic emissions are inexorably leading to environmental catastrophes. 

In its examination of the controversy, the Minority Staff found that the scientists:

  •  Obstructed release of damaging data and information;
  •  Manipulated data to reach preconceived conclusions;
  •  Colluded to pressure journal editors who published work questioning the climate science “consensus”; and
  •  Assumed activist roles to influence the political process.

Read the report here.

Read the rest at EPW.

35 Responses to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases Report on CRU (Climategate) Controversy

  1. Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 24, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    You climate deniers you. Flat earthers, think the moon landing was staged. You don’t know what your talking about. The planet has a fever, and we are the cause. The science is settled, the debate is over. You should be put on a spaceship and sent into the Sun for denying the consensus. You’ve caused millions of climate deaths already.

    Sound familiar? It oughta. We heard this for the last decade plus! I think it is important to remember all the nasty things said about us. The hatred and vitriol vomited at us from the true believers of AGW. And all we were saying was that we thought it was a bunch of crap. And it is. It’s all crap. They did nothing but lie, lie, and lie some more.
    But now the worm is turning! it’s going to be fun to watch them squirm. I need some popcorn!

  2. Bill February 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    Here, Here,
    excellent comment. Some of these people should be prosecuted for fraud.

    • Rob N. Hood March 5, 2010 at 7:41 am #

      Bush and Cheney too?! I’ll agree to that.

  3. Cubanshamoo February 26, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    Hi guys, I will like to let you know that in Argentina exist a website fully dedicated to this climate scam since more than 8 years!!!!. They have an English section and they had included this site among their credible links. I will sugest to Dan to include their link here, so that Spanish speaking people may find the same good information in their own language. Please, make a visit to:

  4. Rob N. Hood February 26, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    Paranoid and grandiose. Hmmm, sounds familar… Who else in history had these issues? Many actually, famous, or rather infamous actually.

    I noticed a 180 degree turn into nastiness in this country after Reagan took office. From then on I knew it was every man for himself.

    All that capitalism produces is mostly a glut of useless crap. People become agitated and stressed out from all the choices they “have” to make. Constant advertising to tell you a product is good and you need it. And so much technology people don’t talk to one another anymore. They talk at each other.

    Jesus was a socialist. Everything He did was in service to the people. The average people should have kept Him alive, but the elites of His day wanted Him dead.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

      “Let us recall the fact that atheism and the denial of the human person, his liberty and his rights, are at the core of the Marxist theory…Moreover, to attempt to integrate into theology an analysis whose criterion of interpretation depends on this atheistic conception is to involve oneself in terrible contradictions. What is more, this misunderstanding of the spiritual nature of the person leads to a total subordination of the person to the collectivity, and thus to the denial of the principles of a social and political life which is in keeping with human dignity.” -Pope Benedict XVI

  5. Rob N. Hood February 27, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    Is this Ratzinger? Wasn’t he a Nazi Youth? Ummm, yes he was…

    Who’s talking about athiesm? Not me. Marxism isn’t modern Socialism either… But I guess you like to blur the lines to suit your biases, and pretend I’m talking about soemthing else. And, you seem to be talking AT me… funny how you guys support many of my points, inadvertantly. You fall into that “trap” over and over again.

    I don’t support “communism” any more than I support fascism. You’re barking up the wrong tree as usual.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 27, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

      Yup, and if you were a 14-year old German boy in 1941 Germany you would have been too.
      So what is modern socialism? Is that where you get to sit on your a** and let every one else provide for you?
      It’s too bad the AGW argument is falling apart. It woulda, coulda, shoulda been the perfect vehicle to transform the country into your utopic, modern socialist paradise. No wonder you’re doubling your efforts to distract the coversation.
      Now who is talking at who here? I mean come on! This post is about Sen Inhofe’s report about the climatgate emails and the repercussions to the state of climate science. So what do you post? First you attack Reagan, and then Capitalism, and then you wrap it up claiming Jesus was a socialist!!!!!
      You are the one talking at us from a position of arrogance. (Sorry Dan but I gotta say it) You jerk. Get off my website!!!!!!!

  6. paul wenum February 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    Neil, He’s a “Troll.” Like talking to an ex-mother-in-law. They are always right. He has his agenda and that is to get off subject period. That is his only reason for existence on this sight. For that I agree with you. Oh well, that is the right of free speech and we must deal with it right, wrong or indifferent. That’s why you and I know we can say what we think. At least for now. The way it may be going, things could change. Let’s hope not.

    • Rob N. Hood February 28, 2010 at 8:51 am #

      And you guys aren’t “always right”?? And you guys scold me like a “mother in-law.” ! Poor Neil. I ruined his day, again. Anger-management anyone?

      Is this really your website Neil? Or are you Dan in disguise? Or you have multiple personalities? What…?

      And, BTW, not every boy in Germany was a Hitler Youth. Just sayin’ And I doubt very much a left winger like me would have…, now if I was a right winger, that would be another story. You see, you have to be right-wing to be a fascist. And Nazism WAS fascism. And please don’t drag out the old song and dance about Socialism being part of the title of Hitler’s “movement”. That was a misnomer, a lie, and just a word he used to camoflage his intent. And if anyone, including Dan, even tries to say otherwise will only reveal either their true ignorance or dishonesty.

      One last thing. Modern Socialism is not what Neil so poetically described. It’s just his ignorance showing again.

      • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

        Yup you’re right. If you were a 14 year old Jewish boy in 1941 Germany, you’d be starving to death working as a slave, or killed by gas in a shower, or burnt to a crisp in an oven, or just shot. And NOT have been conscripted into the Hitler Youth. Thanks for clarifying that.
        As far as ownership of the website, I knew you were going to say something like what you said. It was actually a reference to a popular conservative radio host who will say to Liberals that call his show, “Get off the phone you jerk!” If you can name that conservative talk show host, I’ll give you a cookie. And it is my website in several senses, none of them being actual ownership obviously.
        “Hitler Youth members seized the German Youth Ministry within a few weeks of Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor (1933). Membership for a few years was more or less voluntary. This changed with the promulgation of three laws (1936, 39, and 41) which among other matters made membrship compulsory for all German children beginning at age 10 years. The First Hitler Youth Law announced, “The future of the German people depends on its youth. Therefore, all of the German youth must be prepared for its future duties.” The subsequent two Hitler Youth Laws were designed primarily to prevent families from evading the requirement to enroll their children”

        Just sayin’ doesn’t mean knowing.

        • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 28, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

          So, just what is modern socialism then? And which branch of it do you advocate?

          “Socialism is not a concrete philosophy of fixed doctrine and programme; its branches advocate a degree of social interventionism and economic rationalisation (usually in the form of economic planning), but sometimes oppose each other. A dividing feature of the socialist movement is the split between reformists and revolutionaries on how a socialist economy should be established. Some socialists advocate complete nationalisation of the means of production, distribution, and exchange; others advocate state control of capital within the framework of a market economy.”

          So which is it Rob? Are you with the socialist party of America? Or are you with socialist international? Or is it the democratic socialists of America? Maybe it’s the socialist party USA? I really want to know so I can learn what you believe and rip it to shreds using logic and facts. It’s a little hard to do though when I don’t know exactly which doctrine you believe in, especially if I go after one you are already oppose to. What, are you afraid that I might succeed?
          I don’t think you will ever divulge exactly what you are because you do fear what I will say about it. Rob, I am many things, but ignorant is not a state in which I will ever remain for long, because I can learn about anything I want to know about, and even some things that I don’t.

          • Rob N. Hood March 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

            Oh Neil. You plan to rip to shreds someting that hasn’t even been fully presented to you? That shows what an open mind you have.

            Facts to you Neil are only those things that you approve. Socialism works in many different ways across the globe. Some very minor aspects of their cultures/economies, some much more.

            The current form of global capitalsim is imploding upon itself, which was inevitable and predicted/predictable. It mirrors all the once great and failed societies of history. Same old sad story. It could be avoided but it would take much more courage and intelligence than most of our legally bribed public servants have, not to mention our brainwashed citizens…

            Maybe before you condemn all forms of Socialism, you allow some to be tried here. Besides those that have already proven their worthiness, i.e. Social Security, Medicare, free Public Schools, public funded fire/police protection, free public libraries. I know you value ANY of those things, and God help you if you ever need any of it and it isn’t there for you and yours.

            But I kow- you have a small mind and will condemn that which you don’t understand or even before presented. Par for your course Neil.

  7. Cubanshamoo February 28, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Neil, he’s an activist, he only want to promote his own truth: the marxist view of holism. To this kind of persons the individual doesn’t exist. Social relations only flow in response to the forces of economics and class struggle. He have a political agenda, no science in mind.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

      I knew that from the very first exchange I had with him/her/it. I used to get really worked up, but now it’s just fun to mess with him/her/it. Rob wants to bring about socio/economic change. He/she/it was hoping that the scare of climate change would force people into making those changes, but now he/she/it is just bitter because all hope has been lost for that to happen now.
      So what I do now is force him/her/it to show his/her/its hand. Take for example the post above. In the past our little socialist friend has tried to convince us that he/she/it is a centrist. An open minded centrist trying to look at everything from other points of view. But as you can see I have tricked him/her/it to reveal that he/she/it is a left winger. I ham having loads of fun doing it.
      I appreciate that you are trying to help me, but I do know what I am doing, and it’s to help you and everybody else to see what Rob is all about. Thanks.

  8. paul wenum February 28, 2010 at 10:11 pm #

    I don’t worry about things or people that can never be changed. Like discourse with a headstone.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD February 28, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

      I know Paul, but I’m really having a lot of fun. I know you think it’s pointless. And you’re right, it is pointless. But If I don’t challenge the illogic, it does start to get under my skin. So for me it’s somewhat cathartic to poke back. When I ignore it, that’s when it bothers me. I don’t know, I’m probably nuts to do it, but like I said it’s fun for me. So I won’t quit anytime soon. Just ignore it if you can.

  9. paul wenum February 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    Neil, I’m with you. I cannot ignore ignorance, or should I say arrogance? (That just got me in trouble). In my business we try to wear them down like water on a rock. Eventually it sinks in. In this case, I believe they have an impervious shield that the Lefties have put up not just for “Robbie Boy”, but others as well. It is very disconcerting. No thought simply talking points. That is scary. No thought, just quotes. (Follow the lemmings.) Hope people wake up.

  10. Rob N. Hood March 1, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Hey, but that’s why I DO IT !! I’ve even detailed why I do it, more than once, and you always apparenty forget… Or pretend that you’ve forgotten my honesty about that. Sheesh…! That is just another thing that is strange about you guys.

    The Lemmings are those on the Right not the Left. Why? Because that is where all the power is and the ownership if the media etc. But I know logic and reasoning and even simple connecting of dots is difficult for ya’ll.

    Washington, D.C. is the real problem and it is controlled by criminal interests: corporations, their client members of Congress, members of the client news media, compromised members of the judiciary (i.e., appointed as reward for past and expected favors), and compromised employees of the Federal regulatory agencies (i.e., bribed or promised future employment in industries regulated). In other words, Washington, D.C. is one big mafia, a city populated by world criminals.

  11. paul wenum March 1, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    “The cliff is approaching, do you see it? Watch out, if you are a lemming!” I trust you are.

  12. Rob N. Hood March 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    Here’s just another example for Paul of Obama “not” working with the Repubs in a bipartisan manner.

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday he was open to four new Republican proposals on health care legislation, in a gesture of bipartisanship meant to jump-start his stalled drive to overhaul the system.

    Obama detailed the ideas, all of which were raised at a bipartisan health care summit last week, in a letter to congressional leaders. In a nod to his 2008 presidential rival, Obama also said he was eliminating a special deal for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries in Florida and other states that drew criticism at the summit from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

    Oh, wait… this can’t be reality, cuz then Paul would be wrong, again.

  13. Paul Wenum March 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Read today’s articles. The “nuclear opton” is coming on health care. He wants a legacy pure and simple. He could care less if it costs you and I untold thousands annually as well as gas at $7.00 a gallon based on a recent Harvard studiy if Cap N Trade is passed as well. What a legacy he will leave. It will take our grandchildren’s children to clean up this misguided idiots messed simply based upon vanity.

    • Rob N. Hood March 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

      Oh really? Then why didn’t the Repubs sign the one they had and helped contstruct? Because they are powerful and greedy? Perhaps. But they had their chance and now Obama is facing the wrath of those who voted for him, so your Repubs in effect gave him another chance to do something different? Something different in this case means using a heavy habnd, since his hand-off approach didn’t work

      And as I’ve pointed out again and again. Bush operated his ENTIRE presidency in the manner that you are pre-emtively accusing Obama of. THAT should be written in the dictionary as THE definition of hypocrisy. Paul the spin-meister.

  14. Cubanshamoo March 4, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Hi Dan, whenever I write in English I sweat, because I try very much that my ideas are understood. Apparently I am not obtaining it and several of my messages have been edited (in some occasions fairly enough) and others totally eliminated. The example at hand is the one with my comments on nuclear energy. If I am making too much noise in the forum of your website, please let me know. It takles me a lot of time to translate my ideas into English and if they will be not shared, there is no sense I loose that time.

    • Dan McGrath March 4, 2010 at 11:55 am #

      I don’t believe I have ever deleted one of your comments. I may have edited out a personal attack from one. I don’t recall the details. I’ll see if you are getting caught in the spam filter.

      • Dan McGrath March 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

        Well, I didn’t see any comments from Cubanshamoo in the spam trap, but I was surprized to find quite a few from Neil in there. I’ve approved them. I think the spam filter trips if there are too many url references in a post.

        • Rob N. Hood March 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

          Hahaha, Poor spamy Neil.

  15. paul wenum March 5, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    I love the work “bipartisan.” I laugh every time I see the word when Pelosi/Reid/Obama state same. What a joke. It’s becoming a disgusting word to VOTERS! The elections cannot come soon enough for the majority that don’t post on any site. Of course, then again there are some people who don’t vote. Right Rob? I’m glad I have conscience. Apparently some elected officials don’t. Later.

  16. Cubanshamoo March 5, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    Ok Dan, very fine with me. I will take it less personal next time. Thanks for your info and sorry for the time

  17. Rob N. Hood March 5, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    Are you saying the Repubs ever want or work for bipartisanship? They don’t even pretend to anymore. We have a one party system Paul. Wake up and smell the facsism.

  18. Dan McGrath March 5, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Republican bipartisanship is convincing the Democrats to see it their way. Sometimes you just have to acknowledge right and wrong. If I say 1+1=2 and you say it’s 4, should I compromise and agree on a bipartisan answer of 1+1=3?

  19. Rob N. Hood March 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Spurious argument. Nice try tho.

  20. Rob N. Hood March 11, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    Dan- you are just another great defender of those who oppress you. You are nothing new or original (not that you claimed to be, just making a point).

  21. paul wenum March 14, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    Robbie Boy, Who is oppressing you? Suggest that you look in a mirror. It’s not society, it is you.

  22. Rob N. Hood March 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    No- it is Ignorance that is the great Oppressor.

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