Skeptics are skeptical about NY Times report on climate change draft

Washington Examiner:
The Senate's leading climate change skeptic doesn't understand what all the fuss is about when it comes to a federal climate change draft report that the New York Times inaccurately reported on earlier this week.

When it comes to the National Climate Assessment itself, it doesn't say all that much that is urgent, according to Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., in an email to the Washington Examiner.

"The claims in the report aren't new or surprising as we've been hearing similar claims for decades now," Inhofe said. "[B]ut the predictions never seem to become anything more than predictions."

The New York Times reported Monday evening that a draft of the climate report had been leaked to it by federal scientists out of fear that the current administration would suppress it. It turned out that the so-called leak had been available online since January. It printed a correction on Wednesday noting the discrepancy.

"I'm not sure what these scientists are so concerned about," Inhofe said in an email. "This draft report has been available in various forms, open to public comment for a while, so I think their fears are baseless, and they do not appear to be supported by any actual evidence of suppression."
I think their fears are based on paranoia because we have a President that is skeptical about their conclusions.  Other skeptics also challenge the Times report and the conclusions of the draft.  This story seems to fit a pattern of attempted sensationalizing of perceived threats to the lefts' way of thinking about policy.  It seems to reflect a panic on the left that their point of view is actually being challenged.

An interesting aspect of the draft is the contention that "climate change is happening now." This looks like another attempt to frighten people into accepting their theory.   I think it could backfire because one of their main problems is that many don't see the current changes as a problem.  In fact, warmer winters are nice.


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