The Washington Times reported that the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Association fudged some serious numbers to support their global warming agenda.
John Bates, a former federal climatologist, blasted a 2015 NOAA study for numerous flaws including that the report was rushed to publication in order to boost public debate on the Clean Power Plan.
Bates lambasted the report's author, former NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information director Thomas Karl, for attempting to "discredit" the global warming "pause."
Republicans jumped on the revelation and have "long suspected the Obama administration of retroactively fiddling with climate data in order to erase the 1998-2013 pause in global temperature increases."
To read the full report, click here.
Fact-checking websites were quick to discredit Bates' claim.
Here's what they said:
We won’t get into whether Karl and his co-authors adhered to all of NOAA’s protocols or rushed their paper to publication. (We’ve written about the latter previously.)
But we will explain why there’s no evidence to support the committee members’ accusations of data manipulation.
Catch Pat's reaction to all this above.