“Scientists behind a bombshell new report revealing global warming to be worse than ever are now worried that the Trump administration may try to change or suppress it because it contradicts the president’s denialist agenda.”
Or so the New York Times has claimed. And also, in its wake, papers including the London Evening Standard and the Guardian.
This is worse than mere #fakenews.
This is #fakenews with icing and cherries on top, rings on its fingers, bells on its toes, a specially commissioned foreword by Al Gore and a rave review (“I love these lies. I could not have written better ones myself”) written from hell by the tormented shade of Josef Goebbels.
No, actually, it might even be worse than that.
First, the New York Times initially claimed — before being embarrassed by the Daily Caller into a retraction— that this draft report from a National Climate Assessment by scientists from 13 federal agencies had “not yet been made public.”
Nope. As even some of the scientists who had contributed to it had to admit, draft versions of this report had been available on the internet for months.
Perhaps this was simply a mistake by the New York Times. But the suspicion arises that what it was actually doing was trying to sex up a tired old story as part of a concerted drive by the climate alarmist establishment to embarrass the Trump administration in the wake of its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Nonetheless, if you believe the New York Times version events, this is still dynamite:
It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited.
The authors note that thousands of studies, conducted by tens of thousands of scientists, have documented climate changes on land and in the air. “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse (heat-trapping) gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change,” they wrote.
One government scientist who worked on the report, Katharine Hayhoe, a professor of political science at Texas Tech University, called the conclusions among “the most comprehensive climate science reports” to be published. Another scientist involved in the process, who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity, said he and others were concerned that it would be suppressed.
Yeah right. There’s only one plausible reason why anyone would wish to have this report “suppressed”: sheer ruddy embarrassment.
As both Steven Goddard and Paul Homewood have comprehensively demonstrated, the draft report is riddled with the most basic errors, lies, and distortions. It is a political document not a scientific one— thrown together in order to ramp up public hysteria about “global warming” and entrench the power of the climate mafia.