Where’d you get your PhD? Trump University? https://t.co/P5Ez5fVEwD
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) December 1, 2016
Sanders appears to have been especially irritated by the fact that the story was retweeted by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology:
— Sci,Space,&Tech Cmte (@HouseScience) December 1, 2016
If so, he’d better get used to it. As from next year, pretty much the entire U.S. government – both the presidential administration and Congress – is going to be in the hands of people who really don’t believe in the “man-made global warming” scare story. That’s because they’re more interested in grown-up stuff like science and evidence and cost benefit analyses.
Oh, and fraud-busting. They’ll be into that, too.
One of the people who may possibly be advising the new administration is Tony Heller, a geologist and electrical engineer.
For the last decade, under the pen name Steven Goddard, Heller has been analysing the temperature data sets maintained by NASA and NOAA and helped expose what some are calling the biggest scandal in scientific history: the systematic adjustment of the raw temperature data in order to make late twentieth century global warming look much more dramatic than it is.
This is not science. This is fraud in the service of political activism – designed with a view to deceiving the public and legislators about the severity of “man-made global warming” in order to precipitate government action (which may actually be doing more harm than good.)