Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: 'No Scientic Basis for Dispute' Over Global Warming

It's really bad. Watch the video. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs demonstrates his total amateurism in responding to questions on the CRU "Climaquiddick" scandal. World Net Daily has more, "Gibbs: 'No Dispute' on Global Warming: Dismisses 31,000 Scientists Who Signed Petition Challenging 'Consensus'."

But see also, Douglas Keenan, at Pajamas Media, "
The Fraud Is Everywhere: SUNY Albany and Queens University Belfast Join Climategate":

Some of the emails leaked in Climategate discuss my work. Following is a comment on that, and on something more important.

In 2007, I published a peer-reviewed paper alleging that some important research relied upon by the IPCC (for the treatment of urbanization effects) was fraudulent. The emails show that Tom Wigley — one of the most oft-cited climatologists and an extreme warming advocate — thought my paper was valid. They also show that Phil Jones, the head of the Climatic Research Unit, tried to convince the journal editor not to publish my paper.

After my paper was published, the State University of New York — where the research discussed in my paper was conducted — carried out an investigation. During the investigation, I was not interviewed — contrary to the university’s policies, federal regulations, and natural justice. I was allowed to comment on the report of the investigation, before the report’s release.

But I was not allowed to see the report. Truly Kafkaesque.

The report apparently concluded that there was no fraud. The leaked files contain the defense used against my allegation, a defense obviously and strongly contradicted by the documentary record. It is no surprise then that the university still refuses to release the report. (More details on all of this — including source documents — are on my site.)

My paper demonstrates that by 2001, Jones knew there were severe problems with the urbanization research. Yet Jones continued to rely on that research in his work, including in his work for the latest report of the IPCC.

More at the link.

See also, the Wall Street Journal, "
Climategate: The Fallout Continues from CRU Hacking," and Bret Stephens, "Climategate: Follow the Money."


SR said...

Gibbles and Bits...OMG! Such a WASTE of human flesh. Oh. Wait. Is he human? Better check the Vatican seeing that they are looking for extra terrestrial life now.

Trish said...

Such a sad clown...

Grizzly Mama said...

Wow. He really said that?

Dave said...

ClimateGate will change exactly nothing.

It's all about controlling our lives, right down to the most minute detail.

At the end of the day, the government is going to ultimately gain control of your thermostat, energy prices will still be going way up, the pointy-headed inspectors will still be fanning out all over America to invade and inspect our domiciles, and if the government decides you are using more energy and water than they think you should be, you are still going to get either a big, fat surcharge in your energy bills, or cut-off, or both.

ClimateGate will have no appreciable effect on the takeover plans of the far-left.


Trish said...

God I sure hope Dave is wrong, and I iwll do everything in my power to fight this ridiculous religion of global warming...