There's a big global warming scandal breaking out across the blogosphere. Earlier I saw Der Spiegel's, "Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out."
I actually didn't pay that much attention to it, since the left's global-warming-media-industrial-complex continues to peddle lies and environmental disinformation; and frankly, President Obama's visit to China killed the prospects for the Copenhagen climate change accord.
But the news this morning is absolutely devastating. It turns out that hackers have exposed a massive conspiracy seeking to hide the scientific consensus that global warming is bunk. See, "Climategate: The Final Nail in the Coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?" Read this whole entry, which posts the key e-mails. This one on the science community's campaign to drum out dissenters is just mind-boggling:
And, perhaps most reprehensibly, a long series of communications discussing how best to squeeze dissenting scientists out of the peer review process. How, in other words, to create a scientific climate in which anyone who disagrees with AGW can be written off as a crank, whose views do not have a scrap of authority.Also, at the conclusion of the piece:“This was the danger of always criticising the skeptics for not publishing in the “peer-reviewed literature”. Obviously, they found a solution to that–take over a journal! So what do we do about this? I think we have to stop considering “Climate Research” as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…What do others think?”
“I will be emailing the journal to tell them I’m having nothing more to do with it until they rid themselves of this troublesome editor.”“It results from this journal having a number of editors. The responsible one for this is a well-known skeptic in NZ. He has let a few papers through by Michaels and Gray in the past. I’ve had words with Hans von Storch about this, but got nowhere. Another thing to discuss in Nice !”
The world is currently cooling; electorates are increasingly reluctant to support eco-policies leading to more oppressive regulation, higher taxes and higher utility bills; the tide is turning against Al Gore’s Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. The so-called “sceptical” view is now also the majority view.Plus, check out Hot Air as well, "Do Hacked E-Mails Show Global-Warming Fraud?" And, Michelle Malkin's title nails it, "The Global Warming Scandal of the Century." (And Michelle reminds us, "First things first: The alleged hackers need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
Australia's Andrew Bolt suggests the scandal "is one of the greatest in modern science."More from the BBC, "Hackers Target Leading Climate Research Unit," and Memeorandum.
* The Air Vent, "It Keeps Going."
* Charlie Martin, "Hacker Releases Data Implicating CRU in Global Warming Fraud."
* Confederate Yankee, "Hacked Emails Show Climate Change Scientists Committing Fraud."
* Classical Values, "Climate Files Hacked."
*Don Surber, "Climategate."
* Gateway Pundit, "MAN-BEAR-PIG Is Dead!… Emails Prove Global Warming Junk Science Conspiracy."
* Invincible Armor, "Climate Change is a Hoax - What Else?"
* Hugh Hewitt, "'Climatologists Baffled By Global Warming Time-Out'."
* Jawa Report, "al-Gore's Global Warming Khinspiracy."
* Nice Deb, "Breaking!: Climate Research Unit Hacked; Hundreds of Compromising Files Found? UPDATED: Confirmation-Website Was Hacked
* Not Evil Just Wrong, "CRU Hacking Reveals Global Warming Alarmists True Nature."
* Power and Control, "Some Verification of Hadley CRU Files Hacked."
* QandO, "AGW’s Crumbling House of Cards."
* Riehl World View, "Climate Science Fraud Exposed?"
* Robert Stacy McCain, "Lies, Damned Lies, and 'Climate Change'."
* Shout First, Ask Questions Later, "Environmentalists Exposed as Liars."
* Sister Toldjah, "Global Warming Alarmists exposed?"
* Snooper Report, "What Have I Been Saying About Global Warming?"
* Stop the ACLU, "Leaked Emails Confirm Global Warming Is a Deliberate Hoax."
* Wizbang, "Global Warming Fraud."
Plus Added Bonus Fail: Global Warming Fearmongers Denounce Critics of Global Warming Hoax:
* [Added...] Real Climate, "The CRU Hack."
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