Skip to comments.Fakegate: Global Warmists Try to Hide Their Decline
Posted on 02/23/2012 5:24:28 PM PST by neverdem
The promoters of the global warming hysteria never really recovered from Climategate, the release of e-mails and data which demonstrated that climate insiders were using questionable data, promoting misleading arguments, and conspiring to block dissenting views from the scientific literature. It...
This is the dead giveaway that the "confidential strategy memo" is a fake, and that is what the real scandal has become. The Atlantic blogger Megan McArdle helped break this open with an initial post raising questions, as well as a detailed follow-up. McArdle gets a little too far into the weeds of information technology, not to mention grammar and English usage, but the basic issue is that the "meta-data" in the Heartland filesdata marking when the documents were created, on what machines, in what format, and in what time zonedon't match. Most of the documents were created directly as PDFs from a word-processing program, while the supposed "confidential strategy memo" was printed and then scanned. The genuine Heartland files were created weeks earlier in the central time zone, while the incriminating memo was created very shortly before the release of the documents and in the Pacific time zone. This corroborates Heartland's claim that the document is a fake.
McArdle also points out that the "confidential strategy memo" consists almost completely of facts and wording lifted from the other files, with the inflammatory quotes pasted in between in an inconsistent style. Moreover, some of the facts from the other files are used inaccurately. For example, the memo claims that money from the Koch brotherscentral figures in any good leftist conspiracy theorywas being used to support Heartland's global warming programs, when it was actually earmarked for their health-care policy work. That's something a real Heartland insider would know; only a warmist creating a fake document would get it wrong...
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Or he will have a shiny new computer.
In other words, like most (if not all) marxist-progressives including Obama, Gleick is both a liar and a fool.
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I deal with local government and they lie like breathing. It’s a leviathan at any level. Government by its nature is corrupting.
If you’re reading this thread, and you haven’t read the original article (and you should - it’s great), here’s the best part:
In describing the guy who lied to get Heartland’s files, lied when “leaking” them, deceived the public by faking a Heartland memo, and then went into full cover-up mode to try to minimize his misdeeds, Tracinski (the author of the article) points out the following:
“Gleick wasn’t just an obscure, rogue operator in the climate debate. Before his exposure, his stock in trade was lecturing on “scientific integrity,” and until a few days ago he was the chairman of the American Geophysical Union’s Task Force on Scientific Ethics.”
You couldn’t make this stuff up and come up with something as rich as that.
"...he was the chairman of the American Geophysical Union's Task Force on Scientific Ethics."
A person who fakes evidence may have many degrees, but he is NOT a "scientist."
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