"I don't know whether this EPA politician-scientist has written something casting doubt on global warming or whether it supports the thesis that global warming is real. However, after I saw how scientists under the Bush presidency were told to modify their reports to fit the party line, I now consider government scientists on global warming, whether for or against, as politician-scientists." Me too. So although I often read the reports put out by the politically-controlled people at the IPCC and HADCRUT and NASA, I don't believe them or their data without seeing solid facts. Ditto the papers in Science written by scientists paid by governments -- Michael Mann being the latest poster-boy. Instead I read the full spectrum of science (and news) available at WattsUpWithThat.com (and I don't take that on faith either.) Bob Ayers -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.