EPA rejects challenges to GHG ‘endangerment’ finding

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed several challenges to the agency’s "endangerment finding," which claims that greenhouse gases, including CO2, are pollutants that threaten public health.

The EPA rejected 10 petitions which challenged the underlying environmental science that the finding is based on.

"The petitions to reconsider EPA’s "Endangerment Finding" claimed that climate science can’t be trusted, and asserted a conspiracy that calls into question the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the U.S. National Academy of Sciences , and the U.S. Global Change Research Program," the EPA stated in a press release.

"The scientific evidence supporting EPA’s finding is robust, voluminous, and compelling. Climate change is happening now, and humans are contributing to it."

"After months of serious consideration of the petitions," the EPA is refusing to entertain the claims. It says the complaints are based on "selectively edited, out-of-context data and a manufactured controversy."

Ironically, that’s essentially what critics say about the science used by the EPA and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to advance an agenda to combat Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Skeptics in the climate science community have challenged AGW theory for over a decade, but last year it was revealed that leading scientists at the Climatic Research Unit in England – considered a clearinghouse for global climate research — manipulated or "tricked" their data and ignored opposing evidence to better support their theories; allegedly deleted material under request of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act; and pressured scientific journals to blacklist dissenting scientists.

Since then, several key aspects of the influential IPPC report have been called into question with accusations that some evidence on melting glaciers and rising sea levels have been overstated and, among other criticisms, based solely on "eye witness" accounts of environmentalists and naturists.

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