Global warming radicals will stop at nothing to get control of the world's energy and prosperity at the UN global warming summit that opens in Paris next week.
In true Orwellian fashion they want history amended, or expunged.
It appears that they may have tampered with temperature records to cool the past and warm the present.
You probably remember Michael Mann's infamous "hockey stick" graph that tried to smooth the medieval and Roman warm periods and little ice age out of our understanding of past temperature. The idea was to scare us by making it look as if temperature didn't start varying until the second half of the 20th century. It has been thoroughly debunked.
You are probably also aware that temperature satellites can find no global warming since the last El Niño ocean event at the end of the 20th century. (Watch for the warming crowd to try and attribute warmth from the current El Niño to human activity and then forget about it when it ends).
This two decade "pause" in world temperature is terribly inconvenient for the warming narrative.
With world leaders headed to Paris to try and lock us into a UN global warming pact, they badly want to get their story straight.
Now it appears as if researchers at NOAA tried to do it again. With climate computer models projecting temperature increases that never occurred, they "adjusted" past temperature records to try and conjure up some warming.
Congressional investigators want to get to the bottom of this. NOAA is stonewalling and refuses to turn over the records taxpayers paid for.
It is a rock solid rule of science that researchers must adjust their conclusions to conform with their data. They must never adjust their data to fit their hoped-for conclusions. To do so is a terrible transgression against science.
George Orwell wrote, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."
It appears we can no longer have confidence in the researchers who have been appointed to "control the present" at our scientific institutions.
Getting them functioning honestly again will be a monumental task.