Saturday, June 27, 2009

COP: CEI Releases Global Warming Study Censored by EPA

Richard Morrison
June 25, 2009

Washington, D.C., June 26, 2009—The Competitive Enterprise Institute is today making public an internal study on climate science which was suppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Internal EPA email messages, released by CEI earlier in the week, indicate that the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide. The report finds that EPA, by adopting the United Nations’ 2007 “Fourth Assessment” report, is relying on outdated research and is ignoring major new developments. Those developments include a continued decline in global temperatures, a new consensus that future hurricanes will not be more frequent or intense, and new findings that water vapor will moderate, rather than exacerbate, temperature.

New data also indicate that ocean cycles are probably the most important single factor in explaining temperature fluctuations, though solar cycles may play a role as well, and that reliable satellite data undercut the likelihood of endangerment from greenhouse gases. All of this demonstrates EPA should independently analyze the science, rather than just adopt the conclusions of outside organizations.

The released report is a draft version, prepared under EPA’s unusually short internal review schedule, and thus may contain inaccuracies which were corrected in the final report.

“While we hoped that EPA would release the final report, we’re tired of waiting for this agency to become transparent, even though its Administrator has been talking transparency since she took office. So we are releasing a draft version of the report ourselves, today,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman.

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. For more information about CEI, please visit our website at

Comment: Yes, everyone talks about the weather. It is a daily topic among old friends and often isused as a conversation starter with new folks in one's life. Our memories are somewhat suspect though when it comes to "the way temperatures used to be". For example, when one says the temperatures are hotter now than when they were a young child, consider that one difference is the availability of air conditioning now compared to years ago. Also, temperture perceptions shifts with the development and aging of the body. Perhaps it may be sie to consult the actual data before passing judgment. Furthermore, doesit not make good sense to be open to scientific inquiry when it comes to making one's mind up about "climate change" and presenting policy that will fundamentally shift our entire economy? I thought the report posted was important for all to read-oh, this is a non-partisan issue is it not?

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