OIG report states U.S. Gov. climate programs unreliable
Lack of oversight, non-compliance and a lax review process for the State Department’s global climate change programs have led the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conclude that program data “cannot be consistently relied upon by decision-makers” and it cannot be ensured “that Federal funds were being spent in an appropriate manner.” …
[Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)] did not fully implement the guidance for conducting [Data Quality Assessments] to help ensure that the data used in reporting programmatic results were complete, accurate, consistent, and supportable.
Legislators and regulators can’t be sure the data collected is any good and we’re not sure if federal funds were spent properly on this research. The OIG report says that they are making progress on addressing the shortfalls, but in the interim we’re still pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar EPA regulations that will devastate American energy production and cost tens of thousands of jobs.
I guess it all makes perfect sense when you remember that “the science is settled” … or not.