Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Climate scientists are launching an anonymous hotline for government workers to report Trump meddling

Where was the hotline at the IRS to report Obama tea party's meddling?

The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has established a hotline for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employees to report political meddling. There’s currently concern among NOAA scientists about who Trump’s pick to head the agency will be. “I am hearing a lot of worry,” union director Andrew Rosenberg told Bloomberg. “The worry is that they will be putting another ideologue in place.”

Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Energy (DOE), former Texas governor Rick Perry, has denied climate change altogether, and the future head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt says the science isn’t certain. These choices signal storms ahead generally and for NOAA specifically. Trump himself has tweeted that climate change is a fictioncreated by the Chinese to harm US manufacturing, and more recently said“nobody really knows” if it’s real.

More via Reddit: http://qz.com/868058/climate-scientists-are-launching-an-anonymous-hotline-for-government-workers-to-report-trump-meddling/

12 comments:

edutcher said...

5 will get you 10 just about all the calls will be bogus.

Just like all those hate crimes.

Leland said...

The thing to do would be to create a hotline, record the names, and send the list to the new Director. If a "scientist" can't handle their theory being questioned; then they need to find work in the arts.

By the way, this is the same NOAA that has thrown out its own satellite data, developed based on their own models for measuring temperatures, because that data showed a lack of climate change. Perhaps the first call should be to reinstate the satellite data, as it is not a theory but actual evidence.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Wasn't there that Watt guy back in the Reagan days?

Christy said...

Fwiw, The Union of Concerned Scientists isn't. You can be a janitor, NTTIATWWT, and a member. It began as an anti-nuke group and just named themselves to gain credibility. At least, that was the way it was in the 70s.

Amartel said...

"Trump meddling" implies that government employees/funding perpetuating/monetizing the unproven AGW theory/hoax with our money is somehow none of Trump's business. Butt out, President Peasant. Because CONSENSUS and also just BECAUSE.

ndspinelli said...

This is a serious requests. All of us FLOOD the hotline w/ obscene phone calls, pretexts that sound real, and just horseshit. The pretexts calls will produce fake news and we can blow the chicken little and free speech Nazi's right out of the water w/ one covert operation. Well, not so covert but none of those assholes would ever read this blog! A quick perusal didn't find the hotline.

Trooper York said...

Just fire them all and let Gaia sort them out.

Trooper York said...

Seriously. Civil Service reform should be the first issue he tackles. Or at least one of them.

He needs to reverse various wrong headed Presidential decrees. One of them was the one by President Kennedy that allowed Governmental workers to unionize. Reverse that decree and start firing people right and left. Even if you have to do it by attrition and forced retirements.

Trooper York said...

Patco these scumbags.

Methadras said...

Ha, they are setting up a hotline to protect their AGW protection racket against anyone sniffing around their scam.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Yes. It's really important to get objective scientists out of the way of the conflicting interests bought and paid for by the oil and gas lobbies. Fill the swamp! Fill the swamp! AGW denial is the best alternative reality money can buy!

Methadras said...

Keep dreaming the dream, Balls. It's all you have left while you're worried about rising sea levels, ghastly levels of CO2 and that utterly nefarious and unavoidable water vapor in the atmosphere that is considered a green house gas. When I see an objective climate scientist i'll let you know.