The Devil Isn’t in the Details When it Comes to Climate Science

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Federal climate scientists have been exonerated by a Commerce Department investigation surrounding over a thousand leaked e-mails between American and British researchers in 2009, otherwise known as the infamous Climategate. The department’s inspector general found that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists followed proper peer review procedures and did not manipulate any climate data despite claims by climate change skeptics. Similar investigations in England, as well as by the National Research Council and Pennsylvania State University, also found no wrongdoing on the part of the scientists.

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) requested the investigation.  He is the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Recently, Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) unveiled legislation to strip the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to make climate change regulations. Rep. Upton is the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Published: March 8, 2011