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EPA ignores 'climategate', declares greenhouse gases a public health danger


  AP-EPA Admin. Lisa Jackson

The Environmental protection Agency (EPA) issued a declaration on Monday that called greenhouse gases a danger to public health, thus clearing the way for potential strict regulation of industries that contribute greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson issued a statement that in part said, “These long-overdue findings cement 2009's place in history as the year when the United States Government began addressing the challenge of greenhouse-gas pollution and seizing the opportunity of clean-energy reform.”

It was a remarkable coincidence that the EPA’s announcement was released on the day the climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark began. The move was seen by many as a political gesture aimed at demonstrating the Obama administration’s commitment to increasing taxes on green house gas emitting firms in order to force them into compliance.

Skeptics were generally outraged, pointing to the recent “Climategate” scandal as evidence that climate change and green house gas data has been manipulated to achieve the desired outcome by climate change proponents.

In that recent scandal, hackers were able to recover 61 megabytes of confidential files from the University of East Angelia’s Climate Research Unit, one of the preeminent research institutions on climate change in the world. The facility is a primary supplier of raw climate change data that many researchers rely on in developing theories and publishing research papers.

Among the hacked emails was an admission of data manipulation:

“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

As well as suppression of evidence:

“Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?

Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis.

Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address.

We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.”

Perhaps most remarkably, specific recommendations for eliminating dissent amongst the professional scientific journals:

“This was the danger of always criticizing the skeptics for not publishing in the “peer-reviewed literature”. Obviously, they found a solution to that–take over a journal! So what do we do about this? I think we have to stop considering “Climate Research” as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?”

All Americans should be outraged at any supposedly legitimate research facility that would suppress or manipulate data and aggressively silence critics for the purpose of advancing an agenda. Anthropogenic Global Warming regulations will result in substantially higher taxes for corporations and individuals, increased costs for consumers, and is based on science that we now know may be faulty or perhaps even fraudulent.

Despite its complexity, this extremely important issue will have a significant impact on the lives of all Americans. It demands that close attention be paid to the data, the conclusions and the agenda of those driving this initiative.

Comments

  • Jay 4 years ago

    Yes the EPA can step around Congress.. But the Congress can also cut off all funding to the EPA.. They can sit in the dark burning their bogus studies for heat..

  • CrazedProgressiveEnvironmentalistCommunists 4 years ago

    Is this the same EPA that censored their internal report on climate science because it didn't support the theory of man-made catastrophic global warming?

    Google: CEI Says EPA Censored Warming Study, Agency Responds

    Gee, do you think this Obama appointed EPA head has a political agenda? Naaaw!

    We need to understand that we're dealing with hardcore progressives that are using man-made global warming to gain more control over global industry and sovereign nations. That's what this is all about.

    They aren't just going to back off simply because they've been exposed as complete frauds! There are billions invested in this scam.

  • Mark 4 years ago

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute has already fiked suit against the EPA's power-grab. Here's hoping more follow.

    @Jay great comment.

  • Dennis 4 years ago

    I hope Congress takes more action than it usually does. Why bother having them if they just sit and whine about being bypassed... it's the USA for F#%@ sake we should take it all back, give big money the finger and become the USA again.

  • jack 4 years ago

    Why don't you all stick your head back in the sand?

  • Kirk Patrick 4 years ago

    As long as the EPA doesn't regulate Arsenic, Melamine, Flouride, Chlorine, Uranium, BPA or GMO foods we should all be fine. CO2, as anyone (without) a brain knows, is the most important issue. Remember: it is breathers - not the polluters - that are to blame for this one. The fact that the EPA based their evidence on the same IPCC evidence that is now being investigated by Congress and the United Nations does however implicate Lisa Jackson in this whole scandal and I hope she gets the electric chair for sweeping Climategate under the rug.

  • Fabric Softener Kills 4 years ago

    The same liberals who whined that Climategate "just happened" to come right before Copenhagben are now shamelessly announcing this EPA decision as purely coincidental. By their logic, it shouldn't count because it's so close to Copenhagen. However, it is Climategate - and not this EPA sham - that we'll be taking the warmers to court over. The whole world is a plaintiff.

  • Fabric Softener Kills 4 years ago

    The same liberals who whined that Climategate "just happened" to come right before Copenhagben are now shamelessly announcing this EPA decision as purely coincidental. By their logic, it shouldn't count because it's so close to Copenhagen. However, it is Climategate - and not this EPA sham - that we'll be taking the warmers to court over. The whole world is a plaintiff.

  • Aqua Fyre 4 years ago

    The EPA finds Greenhouse gases are a danger to public heath ?

    In what possible way ?

    How stupid are these people ?

    Any Biologist you care to name, will tell you, that greenhouse gases are what sustain life. Greenhouse gases are not the enemy of life, they are the supporters of life. Greenhouse gases keep the Earth at a moderate temperature. Without such gases, the planet would simultaneously freeze and boil. Without this blanket effect, the Sun would boil off the Oceans during the day and the Freeze what is left during the night. You only have to look to Mars to see what happens when the Greenhouse gases are blown away.

    What Obama, Gore & the EPA are doing, is nothing short of treason. And they are doing it while lining their pockets with your $$$$.

    Understand this : America will soon be e a vassal state to the UN.

    Make no mistake, this is the end game of Obama & his cronies.

    It's time to fight back against such treason.

    Obama should be impeached.

    Aqua Fy

  • Andrew 4 years ago

    Someone should start a public awareness campaign to let people know about the dangers of second hand breath. We must stop people from breathing on planes, in bars and other public places. In the winter they must be forced to go out into the global warming to breath.
    People must not be allowed to breathe if there are children in the car.
    All EPA workers must be forced to wear closed oxygen generating re-breathers while in their offices.

    Second hand breath kills us all.
    It’s a fact!

    For a satirical look at the climategate computer programming (hiding the decline):

    Anthropogenic Global Warming Virus Alert.

    www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s5i64103

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