NASA/NOAA Climate Scientists Fear Their Data Is At Risk

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump, Washington Post

"Climate data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been politically vulnerable. When Tom Karl, director of the National Centers for Environmental Information, and his colleagues published a study in 2015 seeking to challenge the idea that there had been a global warming "slowdown" or "pause" during the 2000s, they relied, in significant part, on updates to NOAA's ocean temperature data set, saying the data "do not support the notion of a global warming 'hiatus.'" In response, the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee chair, Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Tex.), tried to subpoena the scientists and their records."

Keith's note: Lamar Smith's policy director throughout this period of subpoenas was Chris Shank who currently leads the Trump Transition Team effort at NASA.

  • submit to reddit


Loading





Join our mailing list


calendar

Events
Launches
Your Event


Monthly Archives

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on December 14, 2016 12:55 PM.

NASA Administrator Apprentice Update: Change Agents was the previous entry in this blog.

Watching Turmoil On Earth From Serene Vantage of Space is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.