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Hacked Emails Show Climate Science Ridden with Rancor
Wall Street Jounal ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2009, 3:39 P.M. ET | KEITH JOHNSON

Posted on 11/21/2009 1:06:58 PM PST by dila813

The picture that emerges of prominent climate-change scientists from the more than 3,000 documents and emails accessed by hackers and put on the Internet this week is one of professional backbiting and questionable scientific practices. It could undermine the idea that the science of man-made global warming is entirely settled just weeks before a crucial climate-change summit.

Researchers at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, England, were victims of a cyberattack by hackers sometime Thursday. A collection of emails dating back to the mid-1990s as well as scientific documents were splashed across the Internet. University officials confirmed the hacker attack, but couldn't immediately confirm the authenticity of all the documents posted on the Internet.

The publicly posted material includes years of correspondence among leading climate researchers, most of whom participate in the preparation of climate-change reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the authoritative summaries of global climate science that influence policy makers around the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: agw; climategate; cruhack; fraud; globalcooling; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; hacker; hadleycru; whistleblowers
The most important thing that these emails are conclusive on is the fact that these researchers had an agenda to promote Human Induced Global Warming.

Again and Again, efforts were undertaken with the collaboration of Journalists, Other Scientists, and Scientific Journals to marginalize any dissenting views or research that tended to either minimize the impact of Human Activities or the Urgency of the Action being Promoted.

This is the greatest scientific scandal of all time where science crossed into the public political arena instead of just sticking to the science.

1 posted on 11/21/2009 1:07:01 PM PST by dila813
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To: dila813

Given that billions of dollars have been spent as a result of the fraud, and trillions were slated to be, people should be sent to prison for life, if not executed, for these crimes. Consider the fate of Madoff - prison for 150 years, for a few billion in fraud. We’re talking many times that here, already spent.


2 posted on 11/21/2009 1:09:51 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: dila813

It has been obvious these loons had an agenda from day 1, but it is good to have solid validation. Logic isn’t enough to convince some.


3 posted on 11/21/2009 1:10:29 PM PST by Always Right
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To: dila813
But that's not the official news from NOBEL PRIZE WINNER Al Gore...

After all, he is the left's man of science...

Oh my...


News Dispatches from Planet Gore:



The Polar Ice Cap Will Be GONE in 5 Years!"
Click on the image below to see Al Gore claim that the polar ice cap will vanish in five years!


"The center of the Earth is extremely hot, several million degrees..."

Click on the image above to see the Gore proclaim that the center of the earth is millions of degrees.
(It is not. The center of the earth is only estimated to be between 4000 and 6000 degrees.)
:)

4 posted on 11/21/2009 1:12:39 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: dila813

Talk to the people who made the whole thing up, they’d love to hear from you:

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/#Senior%20Research%20Staff


5 posted on 11/21/2009 1:14:22 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (consciousness is a heads up display)
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To: dila813

is that miserable Hanson amoung the names?


6 posted on 11/21/2009 1:18:25 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: dila813
Definitely. I've read through many of the emails. The amount of time they spend "spinning" in response to skeptics is amazing. The general tone of the "cya" nature of this supposed "research organization" is being WAY under reported - how about this gem from Michael Mann - the Godfather of the Hockey Stick graph:

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7 posted on 11/21/2009 1:21:21 PM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: dila813

There is no “Climate Science”. There is only science of all sorts that can be applied to the Climate. That human caused CO2 emissions are driving whatever is happening to the various surface temperatures (local, seasonal, daily, ocean, city land, farmland, forests, deserts, etc) is not even proven statistically, much less causally. It’s still all hand and arm waving.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 1:22:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MNDude
"is that miserable Hanson among the names? "

You betcha.

9 posted on 11/21/2009 1:23:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Bon mots

How on God’s green earth can someone who claims that the earth is “several million degrees” be taken seriously?


10 posted on 11/21/2009 1:25:41 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: dila813

Look how many of those freaking people work there. My God, no wonder they have to cultivate fear, it beats the hell out of working for a living.


11 posted on 11/21/2009 1:27:00 PM PST by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: dila813; Beowulf; Genesis defender; markomalley; scripter; proud_yank; grey_whiskers; FrPR; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 11/21/2009 1:34:04 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: dila813

Fanatic behavior.

It is certain that intent to sell wrong ideas, is INTENDED for EVIL. Very like what the government is doing to us now. BIG GOVERNMENT in control of all. MO

God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.


13 posted on 11/21/2009 1:35:00 PM PST by Countyline (God loves you ... He wants you to love Him back; to learn of Him and obey His commands.)
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To: Paladin2

wow! He’s the most smug condescending frauds then. I remember the MSM called him the “whistle blower” a while ago. I guess the whistle’s been blown on him. What has he been revealed saying?


14 posted on 11/21/2009 1:37:13 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: autumnraine

“How on God’s green earth can someone who claims that the earth is “several million degrees” be taken seriously?”

The only way to pull it off is to be a liberal. Lefties would be convulsing with laugher if Bush, for example, said such a thing;)


15 posted on 11/21/2009 1:37:46 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Paladin2

One thing that bothers me about their methods,

They take multiple proxies that are unrelated that have a similar shape and put them together to improve the certainty in their conclusions.

With this approach, you will automatically get a sharper and crisper line when you run your analysis.

The problem is, it doesn’t mean anything, it is a bad statistical practice to take unrelated data and average it together to improve the statistical significance of it. All you are doing is really finding that they are significantly similar, not that the values are correct.


16 posted on 11/21/2009 1:42:20 PM PST by dila813
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To: dila813
In their minds they have proven that the recent temperatures / rates of increase (of some system they don't really define) are beyond the confidence interval of their understanding of "natural" forcings.

I haven't seen them state a H1 and H0 and prove their correlative (not necessarily causative) case statistically.

17 posted on 11/21/2009 1:47:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Frank_2001
"...several million degrees..."

Well, I think he was referring to degrees Gore, part of a new flexible heat measurement system.

18 posted on 11/21/2009 1:51:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; ...

http://www.eddriscoll.com/archives/014578.php

The pattern of falsifying appearances began early. Although he works at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Stephen Schneider was heavily employed in the work of the IPCC as this biography notes.

Much of Schneider’s time is taken up by what he calls his “pro bono day job” for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was a Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group II of the IPCC from 1997 to 2001 and a lead author in Working Group I from 1994 to 1996. Currently, he is a Coordinating Lead Author for the controversial chapter on “Assessing Key Vulnerabilities and the Risks from Climate Change,” in short, defining “dangerous” climate change.” - Pubmedcentral.nih.gov

He continued this work by helping prepare the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) released in April 2007.

Schneider, among others, created the appearance that the Summary was representative of the Science Report. However, he provides an early insight into the thinking when speaking about global warming to Discovery magazine (October 1989) he said scientists need, “to get some broader based support, to capture the public’s imagination...that, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up some scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts we may have...each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective, and being honest.” The last sentence is deeply disturbing-there is no decision required.


19 posted on 11/21/2009 1:57:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Frank_2001

The only way to pull it off is to be a liberal. Lefties would be convulsing with laugher if Bush, for example, said such a thing;)
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Convulsing with laughter? They’d be calling for his head, demanding he resign (if he were still in office), opposing every other thing he ever said, claiming he were dense and stupid and trumpeting such from every still existing op-ed page in excruciatingly false detail.

Called either Bush Derangement Syndrome or simple Liberal Mental Disorder - whichever you wish.


20 posted on 11/21/2009 2:37:11 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: dila813; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

The false religion of gloBull Warming exposed!


21 posted on 11/21/2009 2:38:31 PM PST by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks,....will be back l;ater.;...


22 posted on 11/21/2009 2:40:14 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Bon mots
>>>The center of the earth is only estimated to be between 4000 and 6000 degrees.) :) <<<

I've heard 12,500 deg [F? or C?]. It was on a pretty solid anti-GW source so I tend to beleive it.

I have no plans to attempt to prove whose right in this little disagreement.

23 posted on 11/21/2009 3:46:01 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: autumnraine; SunkenCiv
be taken seriously

I'd tell ya, but since I is shirtless at the 7-eleven I amn't qualified to judge a Nobel Prize winner.

Besides, how can someone be taken seriesly who can't even spell seriesly?

I'm series.

:-))

24 posted on 11/21/2009 4:15:42 PM PST by bigheadfred (Be who you are and say what you feel: Those who mind don't matter.Those who matter don't mind.)
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To: coloradan

If I could find that magic pill that I could drop in my gas tank, I would do it in a heartbeat; if it raised the outside temperature during the winter, I’d add two.

How we went, in my lifetime, from talking about the weather to making it, I’ll never know but I sure wish they would quit trying to freeze me to death.


25 posted on 11/21/2009 4:39:01 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Paladin2

Massive urbanization has done a remarkable job in warming the thermometers; the biggest problem to measuring the free atmosphere is that there is no place representative of the entire column average.


26 posted on 11/21/2009 4:47:23 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: dila813

bump


27 posted on 11/21/2009 5:09:12 PM PST by VOA
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To: SunkenCiv
"and make little mention of any doubts we may have...each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective, and being honest"
--Stephen Schneider
 
V.S.

"The right to search for truth implies also a duty; one must not conceal any part of what one has recognized to be true."
--Albert Einstein

 
FAIL
 
 

28 posted on 11/21/2009 5:54:18 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Old Professer

If only we could find the Earth’s rectum, then we could easily measure it’s temperature. Since the heat capacity of the atmosphere is not all that much compared to the oceans, this whole discussion of the Earth’s temperature is fairly bogus to begin with. That’s why I’d like the genius “Climate Scientists” to agree to a more rigorous system definition. Otherwise it is just more Hope and Change all over again.


29 posted on 11/21/2009 6:22:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MNDude

Actually Jones and uu@W are the prime “performers” in the e-mails. I just searched for Hansen to see if he was at least mentioned (multiple times).


30 posted on 11/21/2009 6:25:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: prairiebreeze

bump for read in AM


31 posted on 11/21/2009 6:38:49 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Prayers for the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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To: bigheadfred
since I is shirtless at the 7-eleven
"Oh! Ohhhh! Thanks for the visual!"

A-holes!

32 posted on 11/21/2009 7:03:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: LomanBill

/bingo


33 posted on 11/21/2009 7:05:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: dila813
Don't worry Al, and the rest of you at CRU and IPCC...

You will all get your global warming soon enough...

34 posted on 11/21/2009 8:22:00 PM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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