Disappointing: Trump admin picks warmist scientist to head new National Climate Assessment


By: - Climate DepotNovember 5, 2020 8:42 AM with 0 comments

NASA warmist Gavin Schmidt loves the pick!

Climate Depot Response:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1324326625555714050.html

Washington Post: “The next National Climate Assessment, the federal government’s most definitive and comprehensive report on climate change and its consequences for the United States, will be directed by atmospheric scientist Betsy Weatherhead.”

WaPo: Weatherhead “accepts human-induced climate change is happening and is a serious physical, ecological and economic threat.”
Trump administration taps mainstream climate scientist to run key climate review –  “Picked by Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and a Trump appointee, Weatherhead is to be formally brought into the government as part of the career civil service, based within the U.S. Geological Survey and placed on a detail to the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Given the timing, her selection would not be affected by the outcome of the presidential election, since her first day on the job is Monday. NOAA is the lead agency for the Climate Assessment, but at least 13 federal agencies, from NASA to the Energy Department, as well as dozens of outside scientists contribute to it. The next assessment, under Weatherhead’s leadership, is due out in 2022 and will mark the fifth iteration. Reports are mandated every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
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Morano: Here’s the problem, Betsy Weatherhead was “picked by Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and a Trump appointee, Weatherhead is to be formally brought into the government as part of the career civil service…”
Morano: “Sad, but not surprising to see Trump admin. fail once again to challenge National Climate Assessment. Kelvin Droegemeier strikes again. Poor pick for Trump.”
Morano: “Droegemeier has proven to be a wasted pick for Trump. He is a science bureaucrat best known for dodging any opportunity to go on record with his views on climate. He clearly does not want to be associated with any Admin. that would dare challenge so-called climate ‘consensus.’”

Morano: “I guess it does not matter much now. Trump admin lost a historic opportunity to challenge the scientific claims made by National Climate Assessment, IPCC, etc. And all of Trump’s overturning of Obama’s climate policies will be reversed in the coming year.”

Morano: “What an additional punch in the eye by Trump admin to climate skeptics & science to pick a “mainstream” scientists (as WaPO describes Weatherhead) to lead National Climate Assessment.”
“Here is the past National Climate Assessment that Trump admin allowed. A disgrace. Fed climate con job: Obama’s UN Paris negotiator & green activists helped prepare dire federal climate report: 

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