Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s.
This is not a small thing. The most basic understanding is "They've got something to hide; otherwise, why would they refuse a FOIA request for the data? Well, they say
Mark Hess, public affairs director for the Goddard Space Flight Center which runs the GISS laboratory, said they are working on Mr. Horner's request, though he couldn't say why they have taken so long.
"We're collecting the information and will respond with all the responsive relevant information to all of his requests," Mr. Hess said. "It's just a process you have to go through where you have to collect data that's responsive."
Uh, if he asks for that specific data, why would it take a COUPLE OF YEARS to find 'data that's responsive'? Bull crap. And proving Mr. Hess is a damned liar,
He said he was unfamiliar with the British controversy and couldn't say whether NASA was susceptible to the same challenges to its data.
There is no damned way that someone involved in such research could be 'unfamiliar' with the data equivalent of a tactical nuke going off in the lab. This is such an idiotic thing to say...
The White House has dismissed the British e-mails as irrelevant.
Yeah, because Obama and his minions are AGW True Believers, and inconvenient facts are t be dismissed. How can they use AGW as a reason to take over more of our lives if they admit there are, ah, 'difficulties' with their line?
And we have Sen. Ma'am Boxer weighing in on this:
Boxer said her committee may hold hearings into the matter as its top Republican, Sen. James Inhofe (Okla.), has asked for, but that a criminal probe would be part of any such hearings.
"We may well have a hearing on this, we may not. We may have a briefing for senators, we may not," Boxer said. "Part of our looking at this will be looking at a criminal activity which could have well been coordinated.
"This is a crime," Boxer said.
Part of the crime, Ma'am, is that you've been using faked data and lies to push your global warming agenda; and it just rubs you raw that this information is out for all to see, doesn't it? 'May have a hearing' my ass.