Skip to comments.New Emails Reveal Fraud of Climate Science ( This is from NEWSWEEK...)
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:36:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Forbes reports on a release of a new batch of emails where prominent climate scientists reveal that they actively deleted protected emails in an attempt to avoid releasing evidence that the data does not support alleged man-made warming. According to the Forbes report:
Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political cause rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
You can read the full article here.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalforestlawblog.com ...
For giving me a link to the Blog.
I know it is from November....but it is new to me!
Headline there is :
Now did News Week really have that cover?
James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Global Companies Keep Naysayers Who Still Reject Evidence of Climate Change
New Poll Finds Influence of the Global Warming Denial Machine Remains
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Senate's environment committee, read a report last February by 600 scientists from governments, academia, green groups and businesses in 40 countries that stated, "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal," and said there is now at least a 90 percent likelihood that the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels is causing longer droughts, more flood-causing downpours and worse heat waves, way up from earlier studies. Those who doubt the reality of human-caused climate change have spent decades disputing that. But Boxer figured that "with the overwhelming science out there, the deniers' days were numbered." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070805/NYSU002 ) But then a staffer told her that a conservative think tank long funded by ExxonMobil had offered scientists $10,000 to write articles undercutting the new report and the computer-based climate models it is based on. "I realized," Boxer tells Newsweek, "there was a movement behind this that just wasn't giving up." As Science Writer Sharon Begley reports in the August 13 Newsweek cover, "Global Warming is A Hoax*" (on newsstands Monday, August 6), that movement is still alive. Since the late 1980s, this well-coordinated, well-funded campaign by contrarian scientists, free-market think tanks and industry has created a paralyzing fog of doubt around climate change. Through advertisements, op-eds, lobbying and media attention, greenhouse doubters (they hate being called deniers) argued first that the world is not warming; measurements indicating otherwise are flawed, they said. Then they claimed that any warming is natural, not caused by human activities. Now they contend that the looming warming will be minuscule and harmless. "They patterned what they did after the tobacco industry," says former Sen. Tim Wirth, who spearheaded environmental issues as an undersecretary of State in the Clinton administration. "Both figured, sow enough doubt, call the science uncertain and in dispute. That's had a huge impact on both the public and Congress." As a result of the undermining of the science, there has been essentially no public pressure in the United States to cut greenhouse emissions, either through laws or by businesses acting on their own. Even legislation that would have required businesses to merely measure and report their greenhouse emissions died. Groups that opposed greenhouse curbs ramped up. They "settled on the 'science isn't there' argument because they didn't believe they'd be able to convince the public to do nothing if climate change were real," says David Goldston, who served as Republican chief of staff for the House of Representatives science committee until 2006. Although there has been an increase in discussion regarding climate change, all the recent talk has done little in the way of action. At least eight bills to require reductions in greenhouse gases have been introduced in Congress, but their fate is decidedly murky. The Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives decided last week not even to bring to a vote a requirement that automakers improve vehicle mileage, an obvious step toward reducing greenhouse emissions. Nor has there been much public pressure to do so. Instead, every time the scientific case got stronger, "the American public yawned and bought bigger cars," Rep. Rush Holt, a New Jersey congressman and physicist recently wrote in the journal Science; politicians "shrugged, said there is too much doubt among scientists, and did nothing." A related Newsweek Poll on global warming finds that the influence of the denial machine remains strong. Although the figure is less than in earlier polls, 39 percent of those asked say there is "a lot of disagreement among climate scientists" on the basic question of whether the planet is warming; 42 percent say there is a lot of disagreement among them that human activities are a major cause of global warming. Only 46 percent say the greenhouse effect is being felt today. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20122975/site/newsweek/-COVER http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20113753/site/newsweek/-Global Warming Timeline
Here is where I first heard of James M. Taylor. It’s old, but worth a re-read:
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By the way, here is what Newsweak had to say about “climate change” once upon a time:
The Media is not going to let the question come up!
You really should try to be more honest at FR. This pretend that you are not aware of Newt’s testimony before a Congressional hearing on global warmning, where Newt eviscerated Gore over his specious assertions on AGW, well you pretending to not know it is just evidence that you will lie for someone so long as you can attack Newt with your lying.
It may seem minor, but it is not.
The AGW lie is not a “hoax.”
A hoax is perpetrated to fool people for humor and laughs.
What the AGW lie is is fraud.
Fraud is deceit in order to deprive others of their livelihood involuntarily and without the knowledge of the victim.
The AGW fraud has always been intended to strip the populace of their wealth and their freedom and to destroy industrialism.
It has been successful in that endeavor.
But now the fraud has been revealed.
And if bankers need to go to jail for their fraud, then “scientists” and other “green” hacks who supported this fraud also need to go to jail.
See #8 above... deep burning question about Mr. Greengrich to be sure!!!
You know about this because there was a whole thread on here about it two, or three weeks ago. You can look it up along with a gob of other hair-brained Greengrich hoakum that he's spoken/written in the recent past. You can look all that up, too!
He'll do to the conservative cause what Schwartzenegger did to our conservative cause here in CA because both of 'em are political hermaphrodites and opportunists!!!
And no! I don't support Romney or Paul either!!! So good luck with Greengrich if he ever gets elected...
Thanks for posting this. The Forbes article is one of the best I have read on this subject. I see that it is a couple of months old, but it should be widely disseminated.
I’d be interested in know how it is that you have all this perfect knowledge of what was in that chapter? ... And for ther record, Newt has stated on Special Report that it is the fraud of AGW which is preventing a green movement from addressing the human caused pollutions of coral reefs, waterways, fresh water aquifers, air and clear cutting rainforests. How do you feel about that? Bwahahahaha, you so speshul.
BTW, you are a particularly deceptive little insect, trying to conflate green agenda with AGW, and trying to lump all green initiatives into one obscenity that you don’t seem to be smart enough to define. You crap slingers have a stench about you and you’ve covered yourself int he fertilizer you love to sling. Have nice day
A Clever attempt by News Week to feed Boxer’s propaganda to the unknowing.