So, there was yet another polling attempt being made, this time of NOAA employees, including the National Weather Service. Using their official email. At their offices. With the NOAA Leadership firmly in the pro-global warming camp. Since there was no, ahem, pressure perhaps they would finally get the answer they want this time.
Fortunately, after negative publicity, they have pulled the survey.
But, here is the overarching issue and why I bring this up after the survey has been pulled: NOAA, of all people, should know better. Science is not done by polling. It is done through careful hypothesis, experimentation, publication, replication, trial and error.
As we have talked about, numerous times, the IPCC's forecasts are consistently far too warm.
In any other science, this would falsify the hypothesis and science would move on. But, since so many have invested so much in catastrophic global warming, some hope to achieve via poll what they cannot achieve via data.
Polls and "consensus" are tools of politicians and bullies. Not science.
P.S. While on the subject, I believe the campaign to keep Dr. Michael Mann from speaking at Penn State, the university where he works, is wrongheaded as well.
Yes, PSU's "investigation" of Mann's "hockey stick" work was a complete joke and a whitewash. But, that is in the past and has nothing to do with this issue. Free speech is one of the bedrock foundations of America and of scientific advancement.
Dr. Mann, I may disagree with your scientific positions but I will always defend your right to peaceably speak.