I must admit I was unprepared to write this post. I had fully expected the Climate Science Special Report – Fourth National Climate Assessment to get buried. At best I was expecting it to be edited to de-fact it and bury the lede on climate change. RIS had gone as far as archiving the draft version of the report that was circulating earlier this year to post now in lieu of a final report, or to draw attention to where the science got trumped by politics and faith-based conclusions in a revised report. Just in the last couple weeks, the EPA benched its own scientists, Autumn Oczkowski, Rose Martin and Emily Schumchenia at a major workshop in Rhode Island where they were featured presenters of their own work. There really was no reason to believe the climate report would reach the daylight.