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300 Scientists Letter to Rep. Lamar Smith Concerning NOAA Data Quality Act Violation

January 25, 2016
By William Happer, Ph.D., et al

Approximately 300 noted scientists, economists, engineers and other experts point out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seems to have violated the 2001 Data Quality Act requiring government agencies “ensuring and maximizing the quality,

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Approximately 300 noted scientists, economists, engineers and other experts point out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seems to have violated the 2001 Data Quality Act requiring government agencies “ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies," when it issued its June report in Science purporting to find there had been no pause in rising temperatures during the past two decades, a finding which conflicts with every other data source, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes most recent report, acknowledging a more than 18 year pause in rising temperature.