From the “we’ve told you so time and again” department comes this agreement with my assessment of the state of the climate programs as conducted by the US Government. Readers may recall this report from the GAO that was spurred by the work of the Surfacestations project: GAO report on the poor quality of the US climate monitoring network
Now there’s another report, for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that not only looks into the problems with reporting climate data from such programs, but also accountability (or lack of it) with climate program money.
Here’s the damning quote:
Lack of oversight, non-compliance and a lax review process for the State Department’s global climate change programs have led the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to conclude that program data “cannot be consistently relied upon by decision-makers” and it cannot be ensured “that Federal funds were being spent in an appropriate manner.”
For example, OIG found that:
“[T]he Department was unable to address the funds transfer promptly or account for $600,000 in Department funds,” referring to “Economic Support Funds transferred to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).”
Gee, what timing.
The Office of the Inspector General waits until Obama announces he’s acting unilaterally to create national compliance with carbon limits that will prevent another coal-powered power plant from being created (among other things).
Add that to Obama’s CAFE standards for vehicles and we have yet another set of policies to destroy jobs and make life more expensive.
And all for no reason other than Obama wants it.
Other than that, the report is terrific.
Go after the missing $600,000until they find every penny, too.
Well, let’s spend the money anyway. After all, it’s just taxpayer money; spend all you want, we’ll make more, to paraphrase a snack food commercial.
That’s right, it’s taxpayer money and the duty of politicians is to get that money to their cronies….
The language is a bit coarse but the content is entertaining.