Former Ambassador C. Paul Robinson, who served as chief negotiator for the Geneva nuclear testing talks from 1988 to 1990, is favored to lead the review panel, according to two sources involved in the talks. Robinson also directed DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories from 1995 to 2005 and was head of the nuclear weapons and national security programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Robinson’s involvement is notable because he doesn’t have a history of speaking about climate change, unlike other potential members of the panel. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from Florida State University and has spent much of his career specializing in nuclear weapons and national security.
Skeptics argue that federal research has become tainted by the involvement of activists and a grant process that rewards climate-disaster scenarios. “The only way to get a truly independent review of climate science is to go outside the government and allow a truly independent review of climate science,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.”
“When you have groups like the National Academy of Sciences, which are nearly 100 percent dependent on government funding, it is very difficult to ever expect unbiased reviews,” he said. “When you have reports like the National Climate Assessment that was coordinated by Obama’s lead UN Paris negotiator and activists from the Union of Concerned Scientists, you can’t expect unbiased reports on the science.”
"This is inevitable – and what I mean by that is the George W. Bush administration did not push back or try to change anything," argues Marc Morano of Climate Depot. "They rubber-stamped United Nations reports and they never challenged the underpinning of this science that claims that our oil and gas are creating a climate catastrophe." Morano, Marc (Climate Depot)Morano says Barack Obama came into office and made it worse – and he contends the current administration needs to shoulder some blame as well.
"The Trump administration has not challenged the endangerment finding that the Obama administration implemented that says carbon dioxide is a danger to our atmosphere," says Morano, "[and] the Trump administration has not yet appointed a presidential commission to reexamine the science."
Because of that, Morano asks: "Who can blame a judge?" "It's amazing more judges haven't come to this ruling," he continues. "The time has come to officially start challenging the scientific claims of the United Nations and pushing back on this nonsense – and until that happens, I'm not even confident that, if this goes to the Supreme Court, it will go our way at this point."
Morano on Fox: 'I cite the book The Commissar Vanishes about Joseph Stalin in Russia. And when certain government officials would fall out of favor, they would be airbrushed out of the photo they didn't exist. They would be killed, sent off to a gulag, and then they suddenly didn't exist in official Soviet history. Google is frighteningly following that pattern...I would worry that the Wayback Machine website -- that shows you snapshots of past websites -- that they're the ones that are going to be under fire because they are the ones that can expose what Google's perpetrating.'