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Wall Street Journal Exposes Climategate: Global Warming Scam Proven in Global Warming Advocate's E-Mails
Oh what a beautiful cold November day. The November rains are here, there is a chill in the air perfect for Thanksgiving, and they are now calling man-made global warming Climategate in a Nixonesque way. Thousands of e-mails posted on the Internet last week that have been verified as authentic by the organization they came from, Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the U.K., proves global warming is a scam.
From the Wall Street Journal:
A partial review of the hacked material suggests there was an effort at East Anglia, which houses an important center of global climate research, to shut out dissenters and their points of view.
In the emails, which date to 1996, researchers in the U.S. and the U.K. repeatedly take issue with climate research at odds with their own findings. In some cases, they discuss ways to rebut what they call "disinformation" using new articles in scientific journals or popular Web sites.
The emails include discussions of apparent efforts to make sure that reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that monitors climate science, include their own views and exclude others. In addition, emails show that climate scientists declined to make their data available to scientists whose views they disagreed with.
The IPCC couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.
In one email, Benjamin Santer from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., wrote to the director of the climate-study center that he was "tempted to beat" up Mr. Michaels. Mr. Santer couldn't be reached for comment Sunday.
In another, Phil Jones, the director of the East Anglia climate center, suggested to climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University that skeptics' research was unwelcome: We "will keep them out somehow -- even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!" Neither man could be reached for comment Sunday.
The emails were published less than a month before the opening of a major climate-change summit in Copenhagen.
Representatives of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a large professional organization, expressed concern that the hacked emails would weaken global resolve to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The association believes "that climate change is real, it is related to human activities, and the need to counteract its impacts is now urgent," said Ginger Pinholster, an association spokeswoman. She added that the association's journal, Science, evaluates papers solely on scientific merit.
John Christy, a scientist at the University of Alabama at Huntsville attacked in the emails for asking that an IPCC report include dissenting viewpoints, said, "It's disconcerting to realize that legislative actions this nation is preparing to take, and which will cost trillions of dollars, are based upon a view of climate that has not been completely scientifically tested."
Mojib Latif, a climate researcher at Germany's Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, said he found it hard to believe that climate scientists were trying to squelch dissent. Mr. Latif, who believes in man-made global warming but who has co-authored a paper ascribing current cooling to temporary natural trends, said, "I simply can't believe that there is a kind of mafia that is trying to inhibit critical papers from being published."
You know what I would like to see as the result of this and I bet you would too. I would love to watch Al Gore lose his empire and wind up as a wondering bum on the streets of Nashville. Need an extra blanket Mr. Gore to keep the chill off of you. Those cold winds are quite miserable as they sweep through your underpass home.
Of course, our government will continue to lie to us, because they are going to make nearly $700 billion a year taxing through cap and trade. This has never been about the environment, it’s about income for government. Despite this new evidence global warming is a scam, the criminals in Washington will use global warming to steal from us, and Al Gore will continue to laugh all the way to the bank. These scientists have revealed the scam in their e-mails. We now have the proof coming from the letters of the world’s most crooked scientists. If our government passes cap and trade taxes now, we should look at it as the stamp act and act accordingly.
It’s time to tear down the walls on the lying scientific community!