I see that Lamar Smith hasn't been able to find any evidence for his conspiracy theory yet, so he's asked NOAA for more emails. He complained that he "only" got 301 pages of emails. He figured the search terms were "unnecessarily narrow". If you want to get a feel for Lamar's conspiracy theory that climate change is a Presidential hoax, he now wants NOAA to send him all emails containing any of the following words:
- Night Marine Air Temperature
- United Nations
- clean power plan
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- White House
- Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
- "there's been a change to my mobile phone number"
- "can you change the staff meeting to 2:00 pm"
- "Lamar Smith is spelt with an "i" not a "y". Change all versions of "Smyth" to "Smith""
- "please ship the staplers to our Seattle office"
This could go on forever. Will Lamar Smith call for NOAA's budget to be expanded to cover the cost of his private army of email searchers? As Gavin Schmidt tweeted:
More abuse of congressional authority for pointless fishing expeditions:— Gavin Schmidt (@ClimateOfGavin) February 27, 2016
"All email containing the word 'change'" https://t.co/mCqJxKnF3n
Nobody makes them like the Republican Party in the USA. Nutty as a fruit cake.
- Latest demand letter from Lamar Smith to NOAA
- Congressman demands more NOAA e-mails about climate study - article by Scott K Johnson at Ars Technica