Wonder what you would find if you frisked the emails and documents of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU)?
Answer: Global warming could be a myth.
That’s right folks! This (ClimateGate) might be the greatest scandal in modern science – ever! Apparently you can find a lot in 1,151 hacked emails and documents from the CRU (including numerous leading British and American climate scientists outside of the CRU) that suggest:
[…] conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.
That sounds pretty bad. I’m sure Al Gore threw a large hissy fit and yelled every curse word in the book when he heard about this news a few days go. After all, now he will have to try even harder to convince global warming is still out there waiting to wreak havoc upon our beloved planet Earth. Mu-ha-ha!
These e-mails show, among many other things, private admissions of doubt or scientific weakness in the global warming theory. In acknowledging that global temperatures have actually declined for the past decade, one scientist asks, “where the heck is global warming?… The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” They still can’t account for it; see a new article in Der Spiegel: “Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out.” I don’t know where these people got their scientific education, but where I come from, if your theory can’t predict or explain the observed facts, it’s wrong.
More seriously, in one e-mail, a prominent global warming alarmist admits to using a statistical “trick” to “hide the decline” in temperatures. Anthony Watts provides an explanation of this case in technical detail; the “trick” consists of selectively mixing two different kinds of data-temperature “proxies” from tree rings and actual thermometer measurements-in a way designed to produce a graph of global temperatures that ends the way the global warming establishment wants it to: with an upward “hockey stick” slope.
How on Earth could these so-called “scientists” get away with this!? Here is how:
But what stood out most for me was extensive evidence of the hijacking of the “peer review” process to enforce global warming dogma. Peer review is the practice of subjecting scientific papers to review by other scientists with relevant expertise before they can be published in professional journals. The idea is to weed out research with obvious flaws or weak arguments, but there is a clear danger that such a process will simply reinforce groupthink. If it is corrupted, peer review can be a mechanism for an entrenched establishment to exclude legitimate challenges by simply refusing to give critics a hearing.
And that is precisely what we find.
Not to mention, global warming skepticism is increasing in America. Now I wonder what America’s reaction would be if this HUGE news story was actually covered on the mainstream media’s news organizations? Oh wait… It’s not covered at all. Since the ClimateGate story broke, here is what the mainstream media has been covering:
- ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” Friday did a very lengthy piece about Oprah Winfrey ending her syndicated daytime talk show
- ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” Monday did a lengthy piece on new revelations involving the marital affair of Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.)
- CBS “Evening News” Saturday reported a ten-year-old pianist playing at Carnegie Hall
- CBS “Evening News” Sunday did lengthy pieces on the website FreeCreditReport.com not being free and the movie “New Moon”
- CBS “Evening News” Monday did lengthy pieces about defective drywall and a man who makes money wearing t-shirts
- NBC “Nightly News” Friday reported on Switzerland’s supercollider being turned back on
- NBC “Nightly News” Saturday did a somewhat lengthy report on food carts
- NBC “Nightly News” Sunday reported the release of British singer Susan Boyle’s CD, and then followed it up with another report Monday on her promoting it.
Which begs the question:
It’s not that these aren’t valid news stories, but should they ALL be of greater importance than a scandal involving scientists from around the world including some employed by NASA and American colleges?
As for CNN, it has been broadcasting for almost 100 straight hours since this story broke, and it appears the so-called “Most Respected Name In News” has yet to devote one second to this scandal.
Shocking? Not really… What do you expect from the media these days? Objective journalism? Pffffffffff… Why would they do such a silly thing? The only news organizations that covered it were FOX News (of course), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and BBC.com. Props to them!
Side-Note: Hey! Maybe we should give the mainstream media the benefit of the doubt. After all, it took them almost two weeks to realize the ACORN scandal actually existed. They might be slow on the uptake, but eventually they will come around… Maybe?