Climate Depot’s Marc Morano accused NOAA of twisting the facts to “make it appear the invisible hand of ‘global warming’ has a role in almost every weather event."
Heidi Cullen's involvement came as a red flag for Georgia Tech climate scientist Judith A. Curry, who also raised questions about releasing the study before a peer review. “This study involves several scientists from NOAA, along with a scientist that works for an advocacy group,” said Ms. Curry in an email. “NOAA has a team in Boulder, Colorado (led by Marty Hoerling) that typically conducts quite sensible analyses of such extreme events. So I don’t know why NOAA issued such a press release about a new publication without checking with this other team at NOAA.”
Pielke Sr.: 'From under reviewed paper to NOAA PR to USA Today. A dismaying example of manipulation of science for political reasons.'
Climate Depot's Marc Morano on new NOAA study: "No matter how hard federally funded climate activist scientists at NOAA try to bend and twist models and data to make it appear the invisible hand of 'global warming' has a role in almost every weather event, the facts refute their claims."
Morano: "Studies show that rainfalls used to be longer and worse. Ironically, heavy rains used to be caused by 'global cooling' in the 1970s. NOAA's overuse of climate models to claim such nonsense should be audited. The scientists know better. But it appears a one day flashy headline on 'record' rains based on dubious models that contradict data, seems to be too enticing for them to pass up."
Climate change skeptics dismissed the anticipated executive ratification as a sham designed to prop up Mr. Obama’s legacy.
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano predicted that “Obama will surely do his best play-acting and pretend the ‘ratification’ has actual meaning, but as a former constitutional law professor, even he knows better.”