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EPA quashed report skeptical of CO2 dangers
If anything, global temperatures are “going down”
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29 Jun 09 – Less than two weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency formally submitted its pro-regulation recommendation to the White House, “an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data," says this article published Saturday on cnet.com.

“E-mail messages released this week show that (Alan Carlin, primary author of the report) was ordered not to "have any direct communication" with anyone outside his small group at EPA on the topic of climate change, and was informed that his report would not be shared with the agency group working on the topic.

"My personal view is that there is not currently any reason to regulate (carbon
dioxide)," (Carlin) said. "There may be in the future. But global temperatures are
roughly where they were in the mid-20th century. They're not going up, and if
anything they're going down."

“Carlin's report listed a number of recent developments he said the EPA did not consider, including that global temperatures have declined for 11 years; that new research predicts Atlantic hurricanes will be unaffected; that there's "little evidence" that Greenland is shedding ice at expected levels; and that solar radiation has the largest single effect on the earth's temperature.

          I really like this next statement.

“The EPA's possible suppression of Carlin's report, which lists the EPA's John Davidson as a co-author, could endanger any carbon dioxide regulations if they are eventually challenged in court.”

See entire article by Declan McCullagh
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10274412-38.html
Thanks to Paul Mistretta and Harold Satterfield for this link

           “Carlin has an undergraduate degree in physics from CalTech and
            a PhD in economics from MIT. His Web site lists papers about the
            environment and public policy dating back to 1964."

  

 

 

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