Friday, November 20, 2009

Junk Science Exposed

Via Memeorandum:

I readily admit that after years of rolling my eyes at the Global Warming I found it delicious when news broke that computers had been hacked at Hadley CRU and that the information obtained seems to back the theory that Global Warming is a crock. James Delingpole:

If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)

When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:
Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.
Al Gore, the chief snake oil salesman of AGW, has long used fantastic hyperbole to stifle any debate on Global Warming, comparing those who question Climate Change to Holocaust deniers. Of course Gore has a vested interest in shutting down debate-he’s made MILLIONS peddling his clap trap all the while expanding his “carbon footprint” to truly monumental levels. To his credit, he’s not the only hypocrite on the block.

Aside from the hypocrisy and fear mongering, dedicated scientists have seen their careers jeopardized by daring to disagree with the “the science is settled” shtick. Stacy McCain writes:

With the assistance of a pliant media establishment, the global-warming crowd has created the impression that all qualified experts agree with their theory, and that all skeptics are either biased or unqualified. The consensus-mongers have arrogated to themselves the authority to decide who is or is not an expert, and what does and does not qualify as evidence. Once this was Jedi mind-trick was accomplished, it was predictable that any data contradicting the "consensus" would be ignored or suppressed.
While some have perfectly good reasons for withholding judgment on the AGW revelations, I can’t wait to see how this all plays out.

More at:

Tim Blair
Sister Toldja
Michelle Malkin
American Power


From Gateway Pundit:

One of the junk science perpetrators speaks out:

Professor Michael Mann, director of Pennsylvania State University’s Earth System Science Centre and a regular contributor to the popular climate science blog Real Climate, features in many of the email exchanges. He said: “I’m simply not going to comment on the content of illegally obtained emails. However, I will say this: both their theft and, I believe, any reproduction of the emails that were obtained on public websites, etc, constitutes serious criminal activity. I’m hoping that the perpetrators and their facilitators will be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows.”

Professor Mann is sounding a bit testy. De-lish-ous!


Andrew C. Revkin writing in the New York Times:

At first, said Dr. Michaels, the climatologist who has faulted some of the science undergirding the global warming consensus, his instinct was to ignore the correspondence as “just the way scientists talk.”

But on Friday, he said, after reading more deeply, he felt that some exchanges reflected a concerted effort to block the release of data for independent review.

He said that some e-mails mused about a way to discredit him by challenging the veracity of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin by claiming he knew his research was wrong.

“This shows these are people willing to bend rules and go after other people’s reputations in very serious ways,” he said.


A man after my own heart:

The people involved have defiled Reason in the name of fraudulent politics, fat budgets, and international fame. I’d like to see every one of them shamed so thoroughly that they’d be lucky to get jobs flipping burgers.

On the good side, these temple prostitutes for the Church of Global Warming just might have done something that the diligent work of skeptics and plain evidence could not — drive an ash stake through the heart of Anthropogenic Global Warming. A guy can dream.

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