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Hundreds of Scientists Speak Up to Support NOAA Climate Research

, program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

Hundreds of experts have signed two letters thanking NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan for continuing to stand firm against House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s attempts to politicize climate science. Read more >

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Chairman Smith Backs Off on Demands for NOAA Scientists’ Emails – For Now

, program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s investigation into the work of NOAA scientists took a new turn Tuesday when he temporarily limited the scope of his demands for communications related to an important global warming study.

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Rep. Lamar Smith Versus Science: The Department of Commerce and NOAA Respond

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

The Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration continue to resist attempts by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith to discredit a scientific study of global surface temperature published by NOAA scientists last June. As a former NOAA scientist and administrator, I have never been so proud of the agency for standing up for its scientists and scientific integrity. Read more >

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Questioning House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s Claims of NOAA Misconduct

, program manager, Center for Science & Democracy

For several months, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith has been unable to justify his investigation into the work of NOAA climate scientists whose research finds that global warming has not slowed in recent years. Yesterday, in a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Smith offered up an explanation: there are “whistleblowers” working with his office who contend that NOAA rushed the study to publication. Read more >

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NOAA Pushes Back on Chairman Smith’s Claims on Climate Science Paper

, lead analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

On Monday, I wrote a blog post of FAQs on House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s subpoena to NOAA scientists over publication of a new climate science paper. Now NOAA speaks out against Rep. Smith’s claims.  Read more >

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