Monday, December 7, 2009

Some more of that old time religion

20 years on and its looking like another faith-based scandal-a-minute. Back in the late eighties it seemed like you couldn’t turn on the T.V. or pick up a news paper without hearing about another disgraced fat-cat preacher.

Not that turning on the T.V. or picking up a soon-to-be state-sponsored newspaper will do you any good in revealing the growing scandals in the faith-based global warming community – you have to rely on blogs for that. And worse, it’s not the unwashed mouth-breathers and senior shut-ins that are voluntarily parting ways with their jack to smooth-talking religious hucksters, it’s our involuntary tax “contributions” that are being committed to religious zealotry.

It seems there is yet another publicly-funded institution that is refusing to disclose its data regarding global warming. This, on the heels of the East Anglia (motley)CRU admitting that they destroyed all their original data.

Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s.

"I assume that what is there is highly damaging," Mr. Horner said. "These guys are quite clearly bound and determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this."

That’s your tax dollars at work, folks, spinning furiously to prop-up a false religion.

And here in California, it appears that the lead scientist on the California Air Resources Board which fashioned the economically ruinous AB 32 legislation has himself some resume’ problems.

On Dec. 12, the state Air Resources Board approved sweeping new rules governing diesel emissions, winning applause from environmentalists around the nation who said that once again California was blazing a path for the world.

Within days, however, a Union-Tribune editorial writer had confirmed allegations that Hien T. Tran -- the lead scientist and coordinator of the study used to justify the stringent new diesel regulations -- had falsely claimed to have a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California Davis. ...

... air board spokesman Leo Kay said his agency would not explain what it was doing in the Tran matter because of state privacy laws. We consulted with Terry Francke of Californians Aware, one of the leading experts on the California Public Records Act. Francke said the air board was ignoring a long history of legal precedents requiring disclosure of disciplinary actions and investigative findings involving non-public safety public employees, as well as precedents requiring disclosure of such employees' occupational history and qualifications. Provided with Francke's legal citations, Kay had no further substantive comment. ...

... Air board Chairwoman Mary Nichols refuses to answer whether she was aware of the allegations about Tran before the Dec. 12 vote -- justifying her refusal with inventive interpretations of state law and the federal Freedom of Information Act.
Temple of Mut has a nice round-up of the negative impact of AB 32 and other CARB-related shenanigans which it calls Climategate’s “little sister in California”.

Of course they can do whatever the hell they want because the "science" is settled, right?

Temple of Mut has a nice round-up of the negative impact of AB 32 and other CARB-related shenanigans which it calls Climategate’s “little sister in California”.

1 comment:

Road Dawg said...

This is unbelievable, I send you an email on this prior to opening my favorite blog this morning and you steal my thunder.

Did you watch the interview with Cris Horner this morning on Fox n Friends?

I like the quote, CRU lies, Kyoto dies.