Morano, a former U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff member, calls the report “shameless activism shown by our federal scientists” and denounced NOAA’s findings as “statistically meaningless.”
“The feds are conning the public on 2014 being the ‘hottest year,’” Morano countered in a statement. “We now know that both NASA and NOAA knew their ‘hottest year’ claims would not hold up to scientific scrutiny. But both agencies chose instead to loudly push the global warming narrative to a willing and compliant news media.”
Climate Depot Responds: 'Blizzard blamed on global warming?! Is there any weather event that is inconsistent with global warming? — This is now akin to the predictions of Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar. There is no way anyone can falsify the global warming theory now because any weather event that happens proves’ their case.'
AP's Seth Borenstein walks media claims back: 'The story also reported that 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, but did not include the caveat that other recent years had average temperatures that were almost as high — and they all fall within a margin of error that lessens the certainty that any one of the years was the hottest.'
Climate Depot Note: AP is finally conceding that the narrative of the 2014 being the 'hottest year' not only violated scientific methods, but also made a mockery of journalistic ethics. Climate Depot kept up the pressure on the media.
Scientists Question Honesty of Federal Agencies & NASA’s Chief Global Warming Scientist Gavin Schmidt
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘Why You are Being Misled on Global Temperatures’ – ‘I am embarrassed by the scientific community’s behavior on the subject’
Former Harvard Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl: ‘NASA's Gavin Schmidt knew about this fact. That didn't prevent them from pushing virtually all mainstream media to publish the lie – in the very title – that NASA was declaring 2014 was the warmest year'
Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball accuses NASA’s Schmidt of 'climate deception.’ - 'Schmidt knows, after all his years with participating in the creation and naming of the RealClimate.org web site, that it is all about the headline.'
Morano Excerpts: 'Even if you are not a global warming skeptic, these changes are basically fostering an open debate and they are against indoctrination. We must not tell kids there is no debate and no dissent is allowed...There is nothing controversial here except the idea that we should allow open debate.'
'It is ironic that several speakers here today referred to alleged fossil fuel funded climate skeptics doing the bidding for industry. What has not been mentioned is that the education group Achieve, which is writing these Common Core educational standards is an Exxon-Mobil and Chevron funded group.'
'What happened here today was political correctness and pressure beared down on West Virginia and West Virginia folded.'
Physicist Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen: 'The science is NOT settled at all, and it would be a great disservice to children to indoctrinate them with one currently-fashionable theory.'
Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'You should not let yourself be deceived by those who claim that you are opposing "science." Science has been badly hurt by the global warming cult, and it will be hard to repair its reputation.'
Supporters of allowing climate debate in West VA schools
"Global warming is far from settled science,” said Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot. ”Every day more and more scientists are speaking out…scientists who used to believe that are changing their view."