Obama Fires Honest Climate Scientist


Noelle Metting

Scientist who testified against “global warming” is fired

In a 20 December 2016 Daily Caller article, Ethan Barton points out:

“Department of Energy (DOE) officials withheld information from Congress to advance President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and fired an employee who honestly and thoroughly answered legislative staff’s questions, a congressional committee investigation found.

DOE officials, including Noelle Metting, met with staff from the House Science, Space and Technology and Senate Energy and Natural Resources committees in October 2014 to discuss pending legislation the agency opposed. DOE wanted to suppress information to kill support for the bill, science committee Republicans revealed in a report Tuesday.

Metting was later fired because she “refused to conform to [DOE management’s] predetermined remarks” and provided “candid and complete information” in response to the committees’ questions, the report said.

‘Instead of providing the type of scientific information needed by Congress to legislate effectively, senior departmental officials sought to hide information, lobbied against legislation, and retaliated against a scientist for being forthcoming,’ Science, Space and Technology committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, said in a statement.

The report added: ‘The DOE’s actions constitute a reckless and calculated attack on the legislative process itself, which undermines the power of Congress to legislate,’ the report continued. ‘DOE’s disregard for separation of powers is … an institutional problem that must be corrected …’

Additionally, retaliating against Metting created a potential ‘chilling effect,’ preventing other scientists from providing forthcoming information to Congress, the report said.”

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

A few weeks ago, Trump asked the Energy Department employees several questions surrounding support for man-made climate change.  Although no employees answered those questions, Trump was roundly criticized by the liberal-leaning press for just asking those questions.

Considering the level of attention paid by the media in support of the liberal climate change agenda, would you like to guess how many articles were written in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Times on either 20 or 21 December 2016 regarding the firing of Noelle Metting? None of those papers published one article on Noelle Metting on either of those days.

Considering Obama’s history of bullying on climate change and the media’s habit of ignoring that bullying, what do you expect?

A 20 December 2016 article in the Washington Free Beacon speaks on a Congressional report that found Obama has been slanting the conversation on global warming:

“A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation.

A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line.

The report also provides evidence that the Obama administration worked to kill legislation in order to ensure that it could receive full funding for its own hotly contested climate change agenda. The report additionally discovered efforts by the Obama administration to censor the information given to Congress, interfering with the body’s ability to perform critical oversight work. ‘Instead of providing the type of scientific information needed by Congress to legislate effectively, senior departmental officials sought to hide information, lobbied against legislation, and retaliated against a scientist for being forthcoming,’ Smith said in a statement. ‘In this staff report based on lengthy record before the committee, much has been revealed about how senior level agency officials under the Obama administration retaliated against a scientist who did not follow the party line.’ ‘Moving forward, the department needs to overhaul its management practices to ensure that Congress is provided the information it requires to legislate and that federal employees and scientists who provide that information do so without fear of retribution,’ Smith said.”


(Read more at the Washington Free Beacon)

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