20 November 2009
Probable Massive Exposure of Global Warming Alarmist Fraud
A 62 megabytes zipped file which unpacks to yield about 156 megabytes of e-mail correspondence and computer code from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit in East Anglia, the UK, whose data was the primary basis for the UN IPCC reports, including the last one of 2007, has been made public by a hacker or a whistleblower. This information appears to be shedding a lot of light on a conspiracy to mislead other scientists and the public into believing in man-made catastrophic global warming. The e-mail correspondence discusses withholding the original data from review by skeptics and destroying it if need be to do so, control over editors at major scientific journals so only global warming alarmists would be published, cabal control over manuscript reviewers, celebration of the death of a global warming skeptic, and how to skew data to make the warming of the late 20th Century look more alarming and to minimize the lack of warming in this century.
This data is being discussed at Climate Audit and Watts Up With That and many other websites. I have long claimed the science of anthropogenic catastrophic global warming was bad. The mystery was always how had such bad science managed to hijack so many scientific journals, public policy, and the media. The answer appeared to be that it was always mostly about meeting the socialist and internationalist agendas for power and broad control of all of the People of this Earth. This correspondence seems to make it clear that these "scientists" really did have an agenda they held more important than science.
There are at least two major effects to be expected from this. First, it should prove much more difficult for the Democrat Congress to pass the carbon cap and trade legislation in the Senate and for the two houses to come to agreement on a final bill. It should be harder for the EPA to move forward with its stupid claim that CO2 is a pollutant and invoke the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act to restrict its emission. Corollary to these, it should be much harder for the US to submit to any treaty or agreement at the upcoming Copenhagen meeting, though I expect Obama will try still to find every way he can to restrict fossil fuel use in America. This will help tremendously in averting a disaster to our economy, many lost jobs, minimize the arguments for green energy subsidies, and the need to make major changes in our lifestyles.
The second major effect is that science itself will be given a very black eye, despite the heroic efforts of some scientists to combat this bad science and reveal it for the nonsense it was. The People will be less likely to listen to scientists in the future and will not accept their authority so readily. This is both good and bad. I used to think it was principally bad, but now I am seeing this as much more of a mixed bag. The scientific method is still as important as always and I want the People to understand that. These scientists were evil because they subverted scientific thinking. They are to be condemned because they claimed an unwarranted authority and argued from authority to browbeat the public into believing them and following them. It is very important that the People understand that it is always dangerous to submit their minds to simply accepting the word of authorities. There is no real option but to think and think very hard yourself, unless you wish always or more often than not, to be hoodwinked.
There is nothing really different about science than politics with respect to the unwary being hoodwinked if they do not use their own minds to critically evaluate for themselves the truth of everything they are told. There is no substitute for thinking for yourself. It may be more common for politicians to take advantage of those who do not think for themselves than it is for scientists to do so, but we should learn here that there are plenty of people in any profession who will argue from authority to scam the gullible.