Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on a media leak designed to boost climate alarmists’ arguments.

The New York Times obtained a copy of an unreleased “sweeping federal climate change report” that some government scientists feared the White House would suppress.

“One government scientist who worked on the report” told TheNYT on condition of anonymity “he and others were concerned that it would be suppressed.” The so-called National Climate Assessment will be released once the Trump administration approves it.

Thirteen federal agencies assemble the National Climate Assessment every four years to report on global warming’s impact in the U.S. and to predict what could happen down the road. The Obama administration published the last climate assessment in 2014. …

… The Times’ report is only the latest in a series of leaks to the media alleging President Donald Trump’s political appointees are muzzling federal researchers who work on global warming science.

Some activists even predicted Trump would delete scientific data counter to his views on global warming, though there’s so far been no evidence of the administration data tampering or silencing scientists.

Interestingly enough, a former Environmental Protection Agency official warned Obama administration holdovers had quietly pushed the National Climate Assessment to “parrot an alarmist view of the ‘settled’ science.”

“The Research Plan was published days before President Trump took office,” former EPA official David Schnare wrote in a recent op-ed.

“Both the Research Plan and the Assessment need to go back to ground zero and be redone, and a properly appointed [Office of Science and Technology Policy] leadership and staff have all the authority and tools needed to reexamine the science,” Schnare wrote.