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Climategate: Obama’s Science Adviser Confirms the Scandal — Unintentionally
Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 6 | Myron Ebell

Posted on 12/05/2009 1:44:23 PM PST by AJKauf

When the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing on the state of climate science on December 2, the Republicans were ready to focus it on the Climategate fraud scandal. And the first witness, President Obama’s science adviser, Dr. John P. Holdren, was ready to respond.

Instead of summarizing his written testimony in his oral remarks, Holdren read a prepared statement on Climategate. He said that the controversy involved a “small group of scientists” and was primarily about one temperature dataset. He said that such controversies were not unusual in all branches of science and that they got sorted out through the peer review process and continuing scrutiny. Holdren also said that openness and sharing of data was important, which is why the Obama administration is strongly committed to openness. In the case of the disputed dataset (the “hockey stick” graph), the National Academies of Science (NAS) undertook a thorough review of it and all other similar datasets and concluded that the preponderance of evidence supported the principal conclusion of the research. Holdren concluded by predicting that when the dust settles on this controversy, a very strong scientific consensus on global warming will remain.

Well, that sounds pretty plausible, but anyone who has followed Dr. Holdren’s amazing career knows that he is a master of plausible buncombe that disguises his “outlandish scientific assertions, consistently wrong predictions, and dangerous public policy choices,” as my CEI colleague William Yeatman has put it....

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cei; climategate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; loot; scam; smokinggun

1 posted on 12/05/2009 1:44:23 PM PST by AJKauf
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2 posted on 12/05/2009 1:50:36 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: AJKauf
The “small group of scientists” up to their necks in Climategate include 12 of the 26 esteemed scientists who wrote the Copenhagen Diagnosis.
Look under the rock of AGW and you see the worms of climategate.
3 posted on 12/05/2009 1:50:38 PM PST by samtheman
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To: AJKauf

Gads, I’m sick of tagging a “gate” on words. It’s childish.


4 posted on 12/05/2009 1:54:43 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Gads, I’m sick of tagging a “gate” on words. It’s childish.

I'm sick of the a**hole who keeps pasting that anti-Romney crap on every thread. I don't like Romney, but I am sick to death of that repeated, repeated, repeated Romney crap. It's childish.

5 posted on 12/05/2009 2:11:08 PM PST by Free State Four
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To: Free State Four

er......Think about that. It’s not being posted by a random member.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 2:14:45 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Well, if it's Jim Robinson, he can do what he wants; it's his site. I can still be irritated by it.
7 posted on 12/05/2009 2:18:07 PM PST by Free State Four
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To: AJKauf
In the case of the disputed dataset (the “hockey stick” graph), the National Academies of Science (NAS) undertook a thorough review of it and all other similar datasets and concluded that the preponderance of evidence supported the principal conclusion of the research.

Was there really a NAS review? What were their sources of data; what methodology did the NAS use; what are the implications of their explicit and implicit assumptions?

I think the hockey stick data set was seriously flawed, and remains so.

It seems to me that the "preponderance" of evidence was produced by those with a vested interest in AGW, kind of like the fox guarding the hen house. The scientific method was not used.

8 posted on 12/05/2009 2:21:21 PM PST by olezip
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To: AJKauf

[[He said that the controversy involved a “small group of scientists” and was primarily about one temperature dataset.]]

IF these creeps ever told hte truth, their heads woudl explode- this isn’t a ‘small group of people’ this is a widespread SCAM and FRAUD- NOT just ‘one small group’ and this isn’t about ‘1’ temperature dataset- this is about code that was INTENTIONALLY constructed in a way to obscure, hide, sweep under the rug, facts that refute the claim that man is suppsoedly wamrign hte planet


9 posted on 12/05/2009 2:23:21 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: AJKauf

That seems to be the new mantra by the left that this is just a “small group of scientists”. Excuse me this small group was the primary reasearch team who shut anyone else out and are what all of this climate change policy is based on.


10 posted on 12/05/2009 2:24:02 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Free State Four

I agree with you. I am sick of it. I used to be a Romney supporter, and I really wish we had him instead of that little communist punk teleprompter dependent fraud, but I really hope he doesn’t run in the next election.


11 posted on 12/05/2009 2:50:53 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: AJKauf

bump


12 posted on 12/05/2009 3:03:10 PM PST by VOA (I)
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To: samtheman

“small group of scientists”

I thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.


13 posted on 12/05/2009 3:14:03 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: AJKauf
He said that the controversy involved a “small group of scientists” and was primarily about one temperature dataset.

This flies in the face of the left's claims of widespread consensus. so either this is a small group or it's part and parcel of a large group. This group obviously are foisting a fraud on the world based upon deleted data that can't be checked. So if the world is building it's case on their data it's whacked. If the rest of the "consensus" has other data then they need to release all of the raw data immediately if they want to distance themselves from these frauds. All he's saying is the famous "fake but accurate" line. Bunk, don't buy it. The Obama admin is filled with liars from the top on down, they're going to have to better than "trust me".

14 posted on 12/05/2009 3:19:37 PM PST by highlander_UW (To anger a conservative tell him a lie. To anger a liberal tell him the truth.)
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To: AJKauf; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; Delacon; Thunder90; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

15 posted on 12/05/2009 3:23:51 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: xcamel

Thanks for the ping.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 3:34:56 PM PST by GOPJ (Has Tiger EVER had an affair with a black woman?)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
-gate.

It's what liberals do to us - trust me - the MSM's not using the term. Think of it as "turn about's fair play"...

17 posted on 12/05/2009 3:43:11 PM PST by GOPJ (Has Tiger EVER had an affair with a black woman?)
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To: Brilliant
“small group of scientists”

thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.

Great catch, Brilliant.

18 posted on 12/05/2009 3:45:50 PM PST by GOPJ (Has Tiger EVER had an affair with a black woman?)
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To: Brilliant
Just more smoke and mirrors. Is there a reference that list the scientists that are global warmers/climate change and who are/where the skeptics?

http://globalwarming.house.gov/pubs?id=0014

19 posted on 12/05/2009 5:01:36 PM PST by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: AJKauf
"But when asked about some of his own extreme statements and predictions, Holdren replied that scientific research had moved on from the latest UN assessment report in 2007. The most up-to-date scientific research was contained in a report written by some of the world’s leading climate scientists and released last summer. Holdren mentioned and referred to this report, Copenhagen Diagnosis [5], several times during the course of the hearing".
 
"I’m sure it will come as a shock that the two groups largely overlap. The “small group of scientists” up to their necks in Climategate include 12 of the 26 esteemed scientists who wrote the Copenhagen Diagnosis. Who would have ever guessed that forty-six percent of the authors of Copenhagen Diagnosis [6] belong to the Climategate gang?  Small world, isn’t it"?
 
"Now, I wouldn’t want to jump to any conclusions here, but it kind of looks to me like the “small group of scientists” caught out by Climategate are pretty much the same people who make up the vast and strong scientific consensus on global warming and write the official reports that the U.S. and other governments rely on to inform their policy decisions. I’m sure Dr. John P. Holdren, President Obama’s science adviser, has a plausible alternative explanation. He always does".
 
Next time you hear someone in the MSM say that the CRU are just a few scientists and have no effect on the supposed consensus remember this.

20 posted on 12/05/2009 5:25:23 PM PST by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Brilliant

“I thought the lefties were telling us that virtually all scientists believed in global warming.”

Yeah. That was part of their mantra with the “concensus” business they kept repeating ad nauseaum.

These people just keep up the Goebbels act when they want something. Kinda like little kids keep pestering until they get what they want. I think it’s why the Left don’t like parents smacking the kids, and telling them to shut up.


21 posted on 12/05/2009 5:58:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Gads, I’m sick of tagging a “gate” on words. It’s childish.

Amen.

22 posted on 12/05/2009 8:08:30 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: olezip
See this :

The Wegman Report

23 posted on 12/06/2009 8:24:21 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: samtheman
For anyone else who was curious, here's the list...

The Copenhagen Diagnosis About the authors

24 posted on 12/06/2009 8:27:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I used to be a Romney supporter, and I really wish we had him instead of that little communist punk teleprompter dependent fraud, but I really hope he doesn’t run in the next election.

Does the "R" next to the name make one socialist any better than the one with a "D" next to their name?

It's kind of like having a turd sandwich and getting to choose the bread. It's still a turd sandwich.

25 posted on 12/06/2009 9:42:00 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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