U.N. to Investigate Climategate While Obama Administration Turns Blind Eye to Corrupted Science

Published: Dec 4, 2009

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today issued the following statement on the announcement that the United Nations will investigate leaked e-mails that call into the question the validity of conclusions reached in the U.N.’s IPCC assessment, which the Obama Administration has relied on to shape and validate its Climate Change public policy agenda:

“The U.N.’s decision to investigate Climategate is a direct rebuke of the Obama Administration’s refusal to pursue an investigation into the possible manipulation of scientific data to generate predetermined results,” said Rep. Issa.  “The very integrity of the report that the Obama Administration has predicated much of its Climate Change policy has been called into question and it is unconscionable that this Administration and Congress is willing to abdicate responsibility of uncovering the truth to the United Nations.  The Administration’s Climategate denials and refusal to acknowledge the need for a Congressional investigation are a sad abdication of their responsibility to ensure that U.S. policies are not driven by corrupted science and data.”