FANATIC - AT 10:10 A.M. ET: When a president appoints fanatics, and socialists, this is what we get. Carol Browner, the so-called climate czar of the Obama administration, and a self-declared socialist, speaks out on climate change. Can you guess in advance what she says? From the Washington Times:
Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled.
"I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Ms. Browner, whom President Obama has tapped as his chief of policy on global warming.
When will people like Browner learn that science isn't about "consensus." It isn't a show of hands. It's about observation and proof. And a disturbing number of first-class scientists are dissenting from the "consensus."
The e-mails were hacked from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and have come to light over the past week. They appear to show scientists saying they've smoothed over data that doesn't back up their claims of warming, and pondering how to freeze out scientists who disagree with them.
Nothing to see here, folks, nothing to see. Just some boys fooling around. Remember the consensus!
Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has called for an investigation into the e-mails, and says they confirm his long-held suspicion that climate claims are not supported by the actual data.
Ms. Browner said the only people who still doubt global warming is happening and that humans are to blame are "a very small group of people who continue to say this isn't a real problem, that we don't need to do anything."
COMMENT: This is what happens when policy becomes religion. Browner isn't interested in the evidence. She doesn't care about the credentials of the skeptics. She has a party line, and will follow it, no matter how much damage is done.
The climate has cooled for the last ten years. Don't tell her.
November 26, 2009