The March 16, 2009 report by Dr. Alan Carlin says -- among other things -- that
“As of the best information we currently have, the GHG/CO2 hypothesis as to the cause of global warming, which this Draft TSD supports, is currently an invalid hypothesis from a scientific viewpoint because it fails a number of critical comparisons with available observable data.
Any one of these failings should be enough to invalidate the hypothesis; the breadth of these failings leaves no other possible conclusion based on current data.”
You can read the entire report here. The report was disclosed by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) at a Tuesday afternoon press conference in which he said that the report was not considered by EPA in reaching its Monday determination.
Eleven House Republicans at the press conference warned President Obama to not make promises of U.S. greenhouse gas emission reductions when he attends the U.N. Climate Summit in Copenhagen later this week.
Republicans, led by Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.), warned the president to not promise anything to the UN group, because the EPA determination doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny.
Pence said the EPA action was a “naked example of international public relations.” Asked to comment on the timing of the EPA action -- which came on the first day of the Copenhagen meeting, Pence said, “You can believe in coincidences or you can work in Washington.”
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) said that America lost a lot of international credibility when then-Vice President Al Gore went to the original Kyoto global warming conference and promised something that Congress wouldn’t deliver: America’s signature on the economy-smashing emissions-limitation treaty.
Sensenbrenner also pointed out that private citizens can bring suit against climate fraudsters (including possibly the East Anglia U. climate researchers) under the False Claims Act and keep part of the money they recover in the government’s behalf. (This is under the “qui tam” provisions of the Civil False Claims Act.)
Texas Republican Joe Barton is a licensed professional engineer as well as the ranking minority member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Barton hit out hard at the EPA finding predicting it would be challenged in court and saying that if it was, it would be thrown out.