A former top scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has stepped forward to expose the malfeasance behind a key climate report issued just before the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in 2015. The whistleblower, Dr. John Bates, led NOAA’s climate-data records program for ten years and reveals stunning allegations in a lengthy Daily Mail exposé posted February 4.
A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.
John Bates said in an interview that the agency violated its integrity when it claimed that a slowdown in global warming since 1998 never existed and that world temperatures had been increasing faster than scientists expected.
The NOAA 2015 report, titled “Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus,” was based on two new sets of temperature data that were never subjected to the organization’s evaluation process, a process Bates devised.
The scientist said he objected to the report because of the faulty data, but that his objections were overridden by his superiors in what he described as a “blatant attempt to intensify the impact” of the report.
The slowdown was revealed in 2013 by U.N. scientists who noted that from 1998 to 2014 there was no significant rise in global average temperatures.
Bates, who retired last year as principal scientist of the National Climatic Data Center, also wrote a piece for the blog Climate Etc., accusing the lead author of the 2015 NOAA report, Thomas Karl, of trying to cover up the slowdown with “flagrant manipulation of scientific integrity guidelines and scientific publication standards.”
The accusation that NOAA deceived the public with misleading information shouldn’t surprise anyone. It has long been suspected the data related to climate change have been manipulated to help fuel the environmental movement, and Bates’ claims only add more evidence that global warming is a myth perpetuated by liberals to further their agenda and extend control over our lives.