Dr. John Bates, now an agency whistleblower, recently told the Daily Mail about egregious data mismanagement at NOAA that deceived world leaders prior to an important climate conference.
Bates’ actions prompted renewed interest from the House Science Committee led by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), who thanked Dr. Bates in a statement yesterday for stepping forward and telling the truth about NOAA’s senior officials using data to suit political agendas.
Bates is a recently retired scientist who worked at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center and left with an impeccable record.
According to Bates the Karl study was used to eliminate the pause and influence climate policy decisions both nationally and internationally.
By cooling the 20th century’s land and sea surface temperatures, NOAA could eliminate the lack of warming between 1998 and 2015 and instead show a steep increase in temperatures.
As it turns out, the study was based on tampered data, buggy software, and altered temperatures.