Lon Glazner, who writes “Commission Impossible” dealing with local issues, had written up a pretty good summary on the issue, so I asked if I could print some excerpts of it. He gladly obliged. Here are excerpts from his post “Men behaving badly“.
What’s the hubbub? It all comes down to men behaving badly. Emails and files related to top scientists that support man made global warming theory were released in the hacked files. These scientists have authored/co-authored many of the studies relied on by the UN IPCC, and world governments. The studies have been used to pronounce global warming an immediate, and therefore taxable, threat.
Here are some of the highlights of the documents released.
1. The scientists colluded in efforts to thwart Freedom of Information Act requests (across continents no less). They reference deleting data, hiding source code from requests, manipulating data to make it more annoying to use, and attempting to deny requests from people recognized as contributors to specific internet sites. Big brother really is watching you. He’s just not very good at securing his web site.
2. These scientists publicly diminished opposing arguments for lack of being published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In the background they discussed black-balling journals that did publish opposing views, and preventing opposing views from being published in journals they controlled. They even mention changing the rules midstream in arenas they control to ensure opposing views would not see the light of day. They discuss amongst themselves which scientists can be trusted and who should be excluded from having data because they may not be “predictable”.
3. The scientists expressed concern privately over a lack of increase in global temperatures in the last decade, and the fact that they could not explain this. Publicly they discounted it as simple natural variations. In one instance, data was [apparently] manipulated to hide a decline in temperatures when graphed. Other discussions included ways to discount historic warming trends that inconveniently did not occur during increases in atmospheric CO2.
4. The emails show examples of top scientists working to create public relations messaging with favorable news outlets. It shows them identifying and cataloging, by name and association, people with opposing views. These people are then disparaged in a coordinated fashion via favorable online communities.
What the emails/files don’t do is completely destroy the possibility that global climate change is real. They don’t preclude many studies from being accurate, on either side of the discussion. And they should not be seen as discrediting all science.
Kudos to Anthony for being there, online, and being prepared to handle the traffic this topic generated. I would hope that this event would precipitate a greater openness regarding publicly funded research. It would be nice to see better adherence to scientific method. At the very least it has exposed some well funded, ivory tower thinkers, behaving very poorly.
I should mention that we all owe Lon Glazner a debt of gratitude, because it was a discussion with him on the science and engineering of thermometer systems that got me thinking about the surface measurement systems in place today used to record climate, and the problems they might have.
The worst thing to come out of this is what seems to be a grand conspiracy of Scientists begging for funding from big business and big governments and the corrupt businessmen with thier carbon emission markets and corrupt politions with thier carbon taxes!! All at best completely negligent and driven by greed and at worst a bunch of fraudulent swindlers.
It has done NOTHING for ENVIRONMENTALISM!! If anything it is making things worse. REAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS like GM foods , and pesticides and battery farming and the polution of our water and air supply and the polution of the seas with chemical nitrate fertislisers are being completely side lined by this Carbon Emission Tax FRAUD!!
During the most recent ice age (at its maximum about 20,000 years ago) the world’s sea level was about 130 m lower than today, due to the large amount of sea water that had evaporated and been deposited as snow and ice, mostly in the Laurentide ice sheet. The majority of this had melted by about 10,000 years ago.
approx 13,000 tears ago Europe was under 3-4 kms of ICE!!! This ice melted when the population of Europe was approx 50 people.
c11,300 BC Ice Ages ends in Europe
The Ice Age (c.30,000 to 13,300 years ago),ends c. 11 300 BC. Ice sheets extended to about 45 degrees north latitude. These sheets were 3 to 4 km thick
Northern Europeans could be descended from as few as 50 individuals who survived the last ice age.
New DNA evidence suggests that a few hundred Stone Age hunter-gatherers were the ancestors of many modern day northern Europeans.
Global Warming and Cooling is a NATURAL PROCESS , no amount of Carbon Tax will stop it!! In fact if we do manage to control this process it would probably led to even worse things!!!
Before MAN ,when dinosaurs ruled the Earth the planet was a lot warmer and the atmosphere contained more O2. All this changed before man evolved.
STOP THIS FAKE ENVIRONMENTALISM
Can I ask what is being done to stop MONSANTO and its terminator gene or the Big Business grab to privitise the global water supply and the polution done to Nigeria etc…Carter-Ruck Law Firm ,Trafigura and a bunch of corrupt politions and lawyers etc etc etc….
Its a cover for a grab for more power and money from authoritarians,it will ruin the environment NOT help it. These authoritarian governmental type people do NOT have a good track record.
Government traitors , terrorists and drug dealers
Blair LIES the UK into an ILLEGAL WAR
Politions profiteering on War