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  • Climategate: How to Hide the Sun

    01/13/2010 10:23:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,337+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 14, 2010 | Dexter Wright
    The Climategate crowd successfully worked to obscure the connection between solar activity and climate. The leaked CRU e-mails reveal how. In 2003, two Harvard-Smithsonian Professors, Willie Soon and Sallie Baliunas, published a peer-reviewed paper in the scientific journal Climate Research which identified solar activity as a major influence on Earth's climate. This paper also concluded that the twentieth century was not the warmest, nor was it the century with the most extreme weather over the past thousand years. These two scientists reviewed more than two hundred sources of data. The paper specifically examined climate variations observed to coincide with solar...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Farce

    12/24/2009 11:23:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,801+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Alexander Cockburn
    The global warming jamboree in Copenhagen was surely the most outlandish foray into intellectual fantasizing since the fourth-century Christian bishops assembled in 325 AD for the Council of Nicaea to debate whether God the Father was supreme or had to share equal status in the pecking order of eternity with his Son and the Holy Ghost. Shortly before the Copenhagen summit, the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) were embarrassed by a whistleblower who put on the Web more than a thousand e-mails either sent from or received at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, headed by Dr....
  • Hadley Centre releases data--but questions remain

    12/24/2009 7:04:46 AM PST · by ricks_place · 19 replies · 716+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/23/09 | Terry Hurlbut
    The UK Meteorological Office released what it described as temperature data for over a century and a half from more than 1500 land weather stations throughout the world, along with what the Met Office described as the code used to plot temperature trends for the time frame in question. But the data are apparently not the raw data, and questions remain as to the validity of the adjustment of the data, an inconsistency in reporting a lack of valid temperature measurements in one year, and the accuracy of the source code. John Graham-Cummings... That's a bit odd, but not serious....
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (Climategate In Siberia)

    12/19/2009 5:39:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 656+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | december 19, 2009 | Staff
    Russian analysts accuse Britain’s Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday’s Washington Post that “stolen” e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit still don’t alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.‘s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they “confuse the public.”
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Climategate goes SERIAL: Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data...

    12/17/2009 9:15:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 876+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2009 | James Delingpole
    Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages. Feast your eyes on this news release from Rionovosta, via the Ria Novosti agency, posted on Icecap. (Hat Tip: Richard North) A discussion of the November 2009 Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident, referred to by some sources as “Climategate,” continues against the backdrop of the abortive UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) discussing alternative agreements to replace the 1997...
  • [NY State Green Czar] Grannis ups heat on Palin

    12/16/2009 9:23:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 979+ views
    The Times-Union ^ | December 16, 2009 | Brian Nearing
    ALBANY -- State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis swiped back at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other deniers of man-made climate change during remarks at this week's international climate conference in Copenhagen. "Last week, Sarah Palin -- you all remember her -- put a new posting on her Facebook page challenging the severity of climate change and telling President Obama to boycott Copenhagen," Grannis told his audience Monday. He pointed out that in the last 50 years, temperatures in Alaska have increased 6 degrees, and some coastal villages are at risk of falling into the ocean because of melting...
  • Climategate: Settle down Sarah Palin. This changes nothing (Juvenile Joisey Jourbalism)

    12/13/2009 5:28:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 2,123+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | December 13, 2009 | The Editorial Board
    Give this much to Sarah Palin: She is so dependably wrong that she makes it easy to pick sides. After exposing President Obama’s plans to kill the elderly and disabled with his death panels, she has moved on to climate change, seizing on the recent scandal over stolen e-mails as evidence that global warming is a liberal myth. Let’s look at the record. A few weeks ago, a computer hacker stole documents and e-mails from a server at Britain’s Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Some of the e-mails were between scientists at the center and a...
  • The Real Problem Revealed by the 'Climategate' E-mails, Long, but a Must Read

    12/11/2009 7:49:53 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 568+ views
    From Sea To Shining Sea ^ | 12/11/09 | PurpleMountains
    Al Gore and other global warming alarmists are busily spinning the implications and the importance of the information and the corruption revealed by the leaked (or hacked) e-mails from leading man-made global warming activist scientists. All of the mainstream media, to the extent that they are even mentioning "Climategate", have joined in to repeat ad nauseum that the e-mails reveal nothing important. This is simply not true. Those e-mails do not just reveal a conspiracy to hide the fact that global warming has actually been global cooling for the last eleven years, they reveal that the whole thesis of global...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • ClimateGate Denial (Emails NOT Hacked and more to remember when talking about this)

    12/09/2009 1:57:21 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 10 replies · 715+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 12/09/2009 | Christopher Horner
    There also is nothing in the record to suggest a hacking. Indeed, there is tremendous reason to suspect a whistleblower, tracing back the evolution of the demands for the information, the denials, and the information’s path into the public realm. Yet whichever it was changes nothing about the substance, all of which is found in documents subject to the UK’s freedom of information act. Which raises the second, ultra-whiny complaint sniffing about “private emails”. Actually, in looking into this I have yet to see one private email. So far I have only found more than a thousand emails subject to...
  • Professor of Atmospheric Science: CRU Emails “Tip Of A Giant Iceberg”

    12/09/2009 9:16:33 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-09-09 | Curt
    Here is Dr. William Gray, Professor of Atmospheric Science, on the CRU emails: The Colorado scientist described by the Washington Post as "the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert" says the "ClimateGate" e-mails from the United Kingdom that revealed possible data manipulation are evidence of a conspiracy among "warmists," those who believe man's actions are triggering possibly catastrophic climate change. "The recent 'ClimateGate' revelations coming out of the UK University of East Anglia are but the tip of a giant iceberg of a well organized international climate warming conspiracy that has been gathering momentum for the last 25 years," said Colorado...
  • NYT: Climategate not a “three-alarm story”

    12/08/2009 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 428+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 6, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    So what, in Public Editor Clark Hoyt’s judgment, would make a “three-alarm story”?  In his evaluation of the New York Times’ coverage of the Climategate scandal, he offers this example (via Jazz Shaw): Why didn’t The Times put the e-mail on its Web site? And, most important, is The Times being cavalier about a story that could change our understanding of global warming? Or, as The Times’s John Broder, who covers environmental issues in Washington, put it, “When does a story rise to three-alarm coverage?” …The biggest question is what the messages amount to — an embarrassing revelation that scientists...
  • Climate e-mails were hijacked 'to sabotage summit'

    12/06/2009 5:48:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,485+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Dec.7, 2009 | Ben Webster
    UN officials have likened the theft of e-mails from university climate researchers to the Watergate scandal, after claiming computer hackers were probably paid by people intent on undermining the Copenhagen summit. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, a vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the theft from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was not the work of amateur climate sceptics, but was a sophisticated and well-funded attempt to destroy public confidence in the science of man-made climate change. He said the fact that the e-mails were first uploaded to a sceptic website from a...
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • The Proof Behind the CRU Climategate Debacle: Because Computers Do Lie When Humans Tell Them To

    12/04/2009 6:02:08 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 24 replies · 1,259+ views
    Cube Antics ^ | 12/3/9 | Robert Greiner
    Now, here is some actual proof that the CRU was deliberately tampering with their data. Unfortunately, for readability’s sake, this code was written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and is a pain to go through. NOTE: This is an actual snippet of code from the CRU contained in the source file: briffa_Sep98_d.pro [snip...go to the site to read and see the graphics] As you can see, (potentially) valid temperature station readings were taken and skewed to fabricate the results the “scientists” at the CRU wanted to believe, not what actually occurred.
  • Climate science's PR disaster: ‘Climategate' brings a long-running and bitter battle into the open

    12/04/2009 3:25:09 AM PST · by billorites · 11 replies · 867+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 3, 2009 | Margaret Wente
    Steve McIntyre is a mild-mannered Toronto businessman who dabbles in statistics as a hobby. But to some climate scientists, he's Public Enemy No.1. They mention him often in their e-mails and try to make sure his criticisms of their work aren't published. “They're really showing a siege mentality,” he says. Mr. McIntyre is a bit player in a scandal that has swept the world of climate science like a mighty hurricane. It features leading scientists who, to the conspiratorially minded, seem to be colluding to manipulate data, withhold information, delete records and stifle dissent. “The worst scientific scandal of our...
  • CRU's Phil Jones thrown under the bus

    12/04/2009 3:04:46 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 880+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 03, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    The Telegraph is reporting that Professor Micharl Mann of notorious hockey stick fame has thrown CRU's Phil Jones under the bus: "One of the scientists to whom the emails were addressed, Professor Michael Mann, the Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University has moved to distance himself from some of the comments in the emails that suggest scientists did not want the IPCC, the UN body charged with monitoring climate change, to consider studies that challenged the view global warming was genuine and man-made. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight, Prof Mann said: 'I...
  • Mark Steyn: The ‘science’ of global warming

    12/04/2009 12:52:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 17 replies · 1,434+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 3 Dec 2009 | Mark Steyn
    These leaked documents reveal the greatest scientific scandal of our times—and a tragedy. “The gravest challenge that we face is climate change . . . Every one of our compatriots must feel concerned”—Nicolas Sarkozy, president of the French Republic; “The climate crisis threatens our very survival”—Herman Van Rompuy, “president” of “Europe”; “We cannot compromise with the catastrophe of unchecked climate change”—Gordon Brown, prime minister of the United Kingdom; “Generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children . . . this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”—Barack Obama, president of the...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Climategate: Science Is Dying Science is on the credibility bubble.

    12/02/2009 5:27:06 PM PST · by ricks_place · 26 replies · 1,183+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2009 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle beneath the weight of their breathtaking complexity. Second, that the crudeness of modern politics, once in motion, would trample the traditions and culture of science to achieve its own policy goals. With the scandal at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, both have happened at once....
  • Climategate: it's all unravelling now

    12/02/2009 5:19:52 PM PST · by GVnana · 11 replies · 849+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/2/2009 | James Delingpole
    So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported in the MSM. 1. Australia’s Senate rejects Emissions Trading Scheme for a second time. Or: so turkeys don’t vote Christmas.-snip- 2. Danes caught fiddling their carbon credits. (Hat tip: Philip Stott) Carbon trading is the Emperor’s New Clothes of international finance. It was invented by none other than Ken Lay, whose Enron would currently be one of the prime beneficiaries in the global alternative energy market,-snip- 3. Hats off to The Daily Express...
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • CLIMATE: Scientists return fire at skeptics in 'destroyed data' dispute

    12/02/2009 11:54:04 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 45 replies · 2,631+ views
    E&E Publishing ^ | 10/14/09 | Robin Bravender
    Climate scientists are refuting claims that raw data used in critical climate change reports has been destroyed, rendering the reports and policies based on those reports unreliable. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market advocacy group, is arguing that U.S. EPA's climate policies rely on raw data that have been destroyed and are therefore unreliable. The nonprofit group -- a staunch critic of U.S. EPA's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases -- petitioned the agency last week to reopen the public comment period on its proposed "endangerment finding" because the data set had been lost (E&ENews PM, Oct. 9). But climate scientists...
  • The Decline They Hid: the Deleted Portion of the Briffa Reconstruction

    12/02/2009 12:07:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies · 1,559+ views
    Evolution News and Views ^ | December 2, 2009 | Michael Egnor
    Real climate scientists are sifting out the details of the data to which CRU director and warmist Phil Jones applied fellow warmist Michael Mann's ‘Nature trick…to hide the decline…’. The hidden data is that of Keith Briffa, a fellow climate scientist (and warmist) at East Anglia. Briffa compiled tree-ring data to obtain global temperature estimates back to 1400. But there was a problem with the tree-ring data, from the warmist perspective. The tree ring data showed pronounced cooling beginning in the mid-20th century. This was at variance with some ground temperature measurements (so we are told- the actual raw...
  • Climategate: it's all unravelling now

    12/02/2009 9:34:34 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 32 replies · 1,713+ views
    Telegrapgh.co.uk ^ | 11/02/09 | James Delingpole
    So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported in the MSM. 1. Australia’s Senate rejects Emissions Trading Scheme for a second time. Or: so turkeys don’t vote Christmas. Expect to see a lot more of this: politicians starting to become aware their party’s position on AGW is completely out of kilter with the public mood and economic reality. Kevin Rudd’s Emissions Trading Scheme – what Andrew Bolt calls “a $114 billion green tax on everything” – would have wreaked havoc on...
  • CRUdGate - Why this can't be swept under the carpet

    12/02/2009 8:03:35 AM PST · by Leisler · 15 replies · 621+ views
    The Devil's Kitchen ^ | 11/27/2009 | ???
    "Slice your average environment ( reporter ) through the middle and you're going to find a left-leaning liberal arts graduate who is utterly out of his/her depth........
  • Hadley CRU Morphs In To The Ouija Board of Science

    12/02/2009 6:59:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies · 450+ views
    canada free press ^ | December 1, 2009 | Joseph A Olson, PE
    We have crossed the threshold of a new epic in human history. It is impossible to overstate the significance of the blessed Hadley hacking event. It is hilarious to witness the clumsy damage control attempts of the band playing on the stern of the bottom bound IPCC liner. At present the evidence of collusion and manipulation is overwhelming and the pending FIOA requests, public hearings, congressional investigations and civil law suits will only unleash a further mountain of proof. When tectonic plates shift it is best to avoid the fault lines. Eternal shame is a fait accompli for the Jones-Mann-Hansen...
  • Climatologist Leaves Post in Inquiry Over E-Mail Leaks

    12/01/2009 5:03:41 PM PST · by ricks_place · 11 replies · 541+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2009 | JOHN M. BRODER
    The head of the British research unit at the center of a controversy over the disclosure of thousands of e-mail messages among climate-change scientists has stepped down pending the outcome of an investigation. Phil Jones, the director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England, said that he would leave his post while the university conducted a review of the release of the e-mail messages. The university has called the release and publication of the messages a “criminal breach” of the school’s computer systems. The e-mail exchanges among several prominent American and British climate-change scientists...
  • Monckton-Caught Green-Handed Climate Gate Scandal

    12/01/2009 1:00:24 PM PST · by libstripper · 39 replies · 2,661+ views
    Scribd ^ | November 30, 2009 | Christopher Monckton (Lord Monckton)
    The whitsleblower deep in the baement of one of the ugly, modern-tower blocks of the dismal, windswept University of East Anglia could scarcely have timed it better. In less than three weeks, the world's governing class - its class politique - would meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss a treaty to inflict an unelected and tyrannical global government on us with vast and unprecedented powers to control all once-free world markets and to tax and regulate the world's wealthier nations for its own enrichment: in short, to bring freedom, democracy, and properity to an instant end worldwide, at the stroke...
  • Phil Jones, CRU director “temporarily” steps down pending an investigation

    12/01/2009 12:40:56 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 17 replies · 809+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | December 1, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    The following just passed over the AP wire. CRU director and author of many of the damning “hacked” emails, Phil Jones, has temporarily stepped down pending an independent investigation. This is only the beginning of his problems. East Anglia University holds all the emails and source data (what’s left of it, on its computers. They should be able ascertain the scope of the fraud he perpetrated. If data has been recently destroyed, they should be able to find out who did it. Happy hunting guys! "Britain's University of East Anglia says the director of its prestigious Climatic Research Unit is...
  • Phil Jones of CRU Stepping Down Pending Investigation/ Mr. Hockey Stick,Professor Mann in Trouble

    12/01/2009 12:36:59 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 714+ views
    A shocking piece of news from Great Britain Phil Jones, head of the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, who's emails are at the center of Climategate is stepping down pending the results of a university investigation. But he still defends his research: The director of a research unit at the centre of a row over climate change data today said he would stand down from the post while an independent review took place. Professor Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), has said he 'absolutely' stands by the science produced...
  • Climategate: Imminent Demise of Glaciers Due to … a Typo!

    12/01/2009 11:27:22 AM PST · by AJKauf · 25 replies · 1,497+ views
    “Climategate” is now more than the massive fraud of one research institution. Following the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) data dump on November 19, many other issues with the political science of climate change are now being let out of the darkness. (See the complete Pajamas Media aggregator and document repository here, and find another PJM exclusive on research misconduct in the climate science community here.) Most people following the climate change debate are aware that many sources claim that the Himalayan glaciers are disappearing “rapidly” — in fact, that they may disappear by 2035, a mere...
  • White House Dismisses ‘Climategate’ Because ‘Most People’ Believe in Global Warming

    12/01/2009 6:31:08 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,056+ views
    White House Dismisses ‘Climategate’ Because ‘Most People’ Believe in Global Warming Tuesday, December 01, 2009 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) - As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to a global climate summit next week in Copenhagen, the White House is dismissing the “climategate” controversy that has arisen over the leak of email communications between top climate-change scientists that some skeptics say cast doubt on the legitimacy of the science behind the theory that human activity is causing global warming. Obama will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference on Dec. 9. The conference in Copenhagen comes soon...
  • Cleaning Out the Climate Science Cesspool

    12/01/2009 6:17:41 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 11 replies · 629+ views
    intellectual conservative ^ | December 1st, 2009 | Paul Driessen
    The data manipulation and fraud stench is too strong to be ignored any longer. As frigid Copenhagen prepares for the upcoming Climate Armageddon confab, a predictable barrage of hothouse horrors has been unleashed, to advance proposals to slash hydrocarbon use and carbon dioxide emissions, restrict agriculture and economic growth, and implement global governance and taxation. CO2 has reached a new high (0.0385% of the atmosphere), we're told, because of cars and "coal-fired factories of death." Rising seas are forcing families to "flee their homes." Oceans are becoming "toxic." Climate change is driving Philippine women into prostitution. Higher temperatures will "increase...
  • Climategate claims its first big political scalp (Australia)

    12/01/2009 6:16:18 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies · 984+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/1/2009 | James Delingpole
    Australian conservatives have shown the way by dumping the party leader who was in favour of massive carbon taxes and replacing him with one who stated last month that AGW is “crap.”This makes Malcolm Turnbull, the suddenly-ex-leader of Australia’s Liberal party, the first major political victim of the Climategate furore. And his replacement Tony Abbott, the first politician to reap the benefits of the world’s growing scepticism towards ManBearPig. Of the three candidates, he was the only one committed to delaying the Australian government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).The trouble began last week when Australia’s opposition Liberal party began haemorrhaging...
  • ClimateGate Blackout: Bill O'Reilly is Sure Looking Out For The Folks

    12/01/2009 5:25:09 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies · 1,733+ views
    12/1/09 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Thanks for looking out for the folks, Bill. We really appreciate all of the work that you are doing when it comes to getting with it and really covering ClimateGate. I mean, it AGW is just the biggest scam of the last 100 years... No need to get going and all... No rush...
  • Climate theory e-mails missing

    12/01/2009 3:52:09 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Daily Collegian[Penn State] ^ | 12/1/09 | Laura Nichols
    While some scientists involved in the international scandal now known as "Climategate" have admitted some raw data supporting the man-made global warming theory is now missing, the Penn State professor em-broiled in the controversy said the data in question has nothing to do with any of his work. But when reached Monday, Penn State meteorology professor Michael Mann was able to offer some explanation as to why the data is now unavailable.... The missing data concerns surface temperatures from around the globe collected by a group within the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, Mann said. A lot of...
  • Why scientists lie -- and what to do about it

    12/01/2009 3:28:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 13 replies · 792+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2009 | Paul Shlichta
    The recent revelations of misrepresentation by CRU scientists about research on climate change should come as no surprise. Scientists, like all human beings, are sometimes tempted to lie or cheat and occasionally they succumb to those temptations. Actually, scientists don't do too badly. According to a recent analysis of surveys of scientific misconduct: "In surveys asking about the behavior of colleagues, fabrication, falsification, and modification [of data] had been observed, on average, by over 14% of respondents, and other questionable practices [such as 'dropping data points based on a gut feeling', and 'changing the design, methodology or results of a...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • I'd rather not know: the psychology of climate denial (French warmer refuses to admit hoax)

    11/30/2009 11:00:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,270+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 12/01/09
    I'd rather not know: the psychology of climate denialPARIS, Dec 1 (AFP) Dec 01, 2009 If the evidence is overwhelming that man-made climate change is already upon us and set to wreak planetary havoc, why do so many people refuse to believe it? The UN's panel of climate scientists, in a landmark report, described the proof of global warming as "unequivocal." That was two years ago, and since then hundreds of other studies have pointed to an ever-bleaker future, with a potential loss of life numbering in the tens of millions, if not more. Yet survey after survey from around...
  • Obama and the CRUddites of Britain

    12/01/2009 12:40:45 AM PST · by neverdem · 19 replies · 956+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2009 | James Lewis
    The CRU Crew of liars and scientific frauds of the UK have been driving the climate fraud campaign for years. They shaped the corrupt and ridiculous IPCC UN report, designed to empower the Green Corruptocracy as the new international Ruling Class.  Now that they have been finally, and devastatingly exposed to the world -- including the British media, the BBC (reluctantly), the Guardian, the Times and the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail, which is smelling a huge scandal that will bring down the Labour Party (socialist).   The one thing the Brits still pride themselves on is their world class science....
  • Global Warming and Academic Faddism

    11/30/2009 9:53:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 467+ views
    Poli Gazette ^ | November 25, 2009 | Orson Buggeigh
    A short teaser. More later, when I have more time. There are several good posts and threads of comments on Man Made Global Warming (AGW for the PC) on the Volokh Conspiracy. Ilya Somin’s recent post, yesterday,entitled “‘Climategate’ and the Social Validation of Knowledge” is worth looking at. some of the posts are well reasoned explanations in layman’s terms of what the scientific method is, and how it works, and why that shows the problems in treating the UN’s reports on Climate Change as scientific. Political tracts? Yes, absolutely. Good, sound science? Not really. The big problem is, much of...
  • Neal Boortz: The never-ending circus that is “climate change”

    11/30/2009 7:30:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,927+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | November 30, 2009 | Neal Boortz
    Have you been keeping up with this Climategate story? If you limit your information gathering to The New York Times, you may have missed it. Let’s start at the beginning. Where did this global warming nonsense come from in the first place? See how this fits: The international community, working through the basically anti-American United Nations, starts dreaming of world-wide wealth redistribution. Well … actually wealth isn’t distributed, at least not here in the United States. Here, for the most part, it is earned. Even the poor, poor pitiful poor in this country earn whatever wealth they have. They don’t...
  • The Media Boycott of Climategate

    11/30/2009 5:27:22 PM PST · by Bon mots · 16 replies · 1,164+ views
    The MSM ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | Bon Mots
    Anyone who doubts just how corrupt the MSM is can do a simple test to prove without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how they conspire to suppress stories harmful to the left-wing globalist agenda. Thanks to Google or other search engines, you can easily see how a story is promoted/reported... or not. The MSM can decide what is news, and they have decided that Climategate is not. This test searches a number of leading news sites for the term "climategate". This test is quite revealing, for on the left-wing sites where it appears - which are very few -...
  • Will Climategate Overcome Media’s Attempt to Sweep Story Under the Rug?

    11/30/2009 5:23:20 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 645+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-29-09 | Mike's America
    Cracks appear in armor keeping climate scandal from television news!They say that if you didn't see it on television it didn't happen. For the overwhelming number of Americans who get little or no news from any other source that's definitely true. So, it shouldn't surprise us if most Americans don't know that the science upon which all global warming theory rests is riddled with fraud, incompetence and corruption. Daily, the number of newspaper stories surrounding the climategate global warming scandal grows. And yet, television news has almost entirely ignored the problem. There have been more stories on the Washington, D.C....
  • E-Mail Fracas Shows Peril of Trying to Spin Science

    11/30/2009 5:19:02 PM PST · by ricks_place · 22 replies · 2,073+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 30, 2009 | JOHN TIERNEY
    If you have not delved into the thousands of e-mail messages and files hacked from the computers of British climate scientists, let me give you the closest thing to an executive summary. It is taken from a file slugged HARRY_READ_ME, which is the log of a computer expert’s long struggle to make sense of a database of historical temperatures. Here is Harry’s summary of the situation: Aarrggghhh! -snip- In fact, one skeptic raised this very issue about tree-ring data in a comment posted in 2004 on RealClimate, the blog operated by climate scientists. The comment, which questioned the propriety of...
  • Global warming: An inconvenient hoax

    11/30/2009 5:14:59 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 860+ views
    Louisville Public Policy Examiner ^ | November 30 2009 | Thomas McAdam
    A lot of inconvenient truths are starting to appear in the battle over global warming. Even the term, “global warming” is being attenuated by retrenching environmentalists. The preferred term is now “climate change.” This shift in language was occasioned by the unexpected observation that, for the last eleven years, the Earth’s average temperatures have been cooling. So much for Michael Mann’s vaunted “hockey stick” chart, which predicted we would all be cooked in our greenhouse by the end of this century. Last week, in what many are calling “the worst scientific scandal of our generation,” someone—it is not for certain...
  • Climategate: Follow the Money

    11/30/2009 5:08:53 PM PST · by ricks_place · 33 replies · 1,722+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2009 | Editors
    Climate change researchers must believe in the reality of global warming just as a priest must believe in the existence of God.Last year, ExxonMobil donated $7 million to a grab-bag of public policy institutes, including the Aspen Institute, the Asia Society and Transparency International. It also gave a combined $125,000 to the Heritage Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis, two conservative think tanks that have offered dissenting views on what until recently was called—without irony—the climate change "consensus." To read some of the press accounts of these gifts—amounting to about 0.0027% of Exxon's 2008 profits of $45 billion—you...