Global Warming Hacked Email, Climate Change Hoax, Climate Gate Update

by the Left Coast Rebel

Perusing the analytics for my site this early Thanksgiving morning, I found that the 'hacked global warming email' search was still a hot search item for the site. Indicative of skeptical thinkers searching for more news, the hacked global warming email story, mainly the fallout now; is still raging hot, (pun not intended). It's almost like the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Christianity. I've decided to simply run a lowdown post on what others have said recently as well as new key stories, excerpts and links. I will not debate minutiae in the comments here, I am simply passing along what others are saying. Happy Thanksgiving all!

First off friend of the site New Conservative Generation weighed in on the issue with a post titled the Global Warming Hoax and How Unscience Begets Unscience. He starts off with this particularly funny parody video:

Key excerpts from his piece:

However, while you watch the global warming hoax unravel, make sure to be mindful of how unscience begets more unscience....
What am I talking about? Long before these emails were released, estimates from AGW scientists simply did not make sense.

Problems such as the fact that the earth has been much cooler and much hotter regardless of human activity were no obstacles to the unscience of AGW. Ian Plimer, an Australian scientist and AGW skeptic has often pointed out that in the history of the entire planet, we are in a cool period. Today, even the most ardent AGW scientist would not disagree that the planet has been cooling for the last 4 years (many others say 10 years). They shrug. "Temperatures are not constantly going up, they go up and down, but trend up,"

Instead of dealing with the unscience of their science, they chose more uscience. Now that the house of cards is falling, don't expect them to fall back to any body of science they've been perfecting for vindication
Read the rest here

Moving on, the global warming hacked email/coverup/climate change scandal is the top chatter item at Memeorandum. Top of the top of the list? A story coming from New Zealand, pointing to the fact that New Zealand's NIWA 'massaged' raw data and fabricated lies regarding global warming studies. Key excerpts:

The New Zealand Government’s chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn’t there.

The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain’s CRU climate research centre.

In New Zealand’s case, the figures published on NIWA’s [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century:

http://briefingroom.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c51bc53ef012875dc003a970c-pi
Read the rest here. Worthy of note, the site Watts up With That that broke this is strictly science and tech stuff, the editor being former meteorologist Anthony Watts. All of you science and engineer dorks out there would like what he has.

Moving on, UK's Daily Mail is reporting that a BBC correspondent was sent the hacked global warming emails, a month before this story became hot, (again no pun). Apparently this guy was the first to have access to the damning evidence. The same article highlights 3 of the most damning global warming hacked emails:


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Read the rest here.

Lastly, George Monbiot weighs in again with a piece titled Pretending the Climate Email Leak Isn't a Crisis Won't Make it go Away. Are you listening, press? Key excerpts:


I have seldom felt so alone. Confronted with crisis, most of the environmentalists I know have gone into denial. The emails hacked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, they say, are a storm in a tea cup, no big deal, exaggerated out of all recognition. It is true that climate change deniers have made wild claims which the material can't possibly support (the end of global warming, the death of climate science). But it is also true that the emails are very damaging.

The response of the greens and most of the scientists I know is profoundly ironic, as we spend so much of our time confronting other people's denial. Pretending that this isn't a real crisis isn't going to make it go away. Nor is an attempt to justify the emails with technicalities. We'll be able to get past this only by grasping reality, apologising where appropriate and demonstrating that it cannot happen again.

Read the rest here.
Via Memeorandum
To be updated....

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