From the Daily Telegraph: 'Climategate': The Final Nail in the Coffin of Anthrogenic Global Warming?
If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)
When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – 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.
One of the alleged emails has a gentle gloat over the death in 2004 of John L Daly (one of the first climate change sceptics, founder of the Still Waiting For Greenhouse site), commenting:
“In an odd way this is cheering news.”
But perhaps the most damaging revelations – the scientific equivalent of the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal – are those concerning the way Warmist scientists may variously have manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause.
This may be the tip of the melting iceberg. Should these emails and documents prove to be true (and there is evidence that they are legitimate), this would become a huuuuge case of deliberate tampering with data and willful falsification of results to influence public policy and public attitudes.
Here are a couple of the emails being circulated around the Internet:
From Michael Mann (the guy who developed the "hockey stick" graph):"Perhaps we'll do a simple update to the Yamal post, e.g. linking Keith/s new page--Gavin t? As to the issues of robustness, particularly w.r.t. inclusion of the Yamal series, we actually emphasized that (including the Osborn and Briffa '06 sensitivity test) in our original post! As we all know, this isn't about truth at all, its about plausibly deniable accusations."
From Phil Jones:
"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
Other sites are covering this breaking story:
Gateway Pundit: ManBearPig is Dead! Emails Prove Global Warming Junk Science Conspiracy! (Updated)
HeraldSun.com.au: Warmist Conspiracy Exposed?
There are numerous links over at The Climate Depot
Obviously, it's much too early to declare a victory over the climate alarmists. The MSM won't report on this, that is a given, at least not until it becomes so big due to the Internet coverage. Then they might be forced to cover it, but downplay it as not all that significant. And the environmentalists will do their best to downplay this inconvenient truth. The best thing that can come out of this would be criminal charges for conspiracy to commit fraud. Then perhaps the whole AGW scheme will come crashing down, and perhaps at that point, the lies being perpetuated will end.
Make no mistake: the climate fakers will ignore or deny these facts, just like they've been ignoring and denying facts about AGW. They have invested a lot of time and money into this charade.
So - read up on this story. Stay informed. Learn as much as you can about these developments. Tell your family members and friends. Blog about it. Put it on your Facebook page. Cap 'n Trade legislation is currently stalled in Washington, and we have to work to make sure it dies a terrible death, so send emails to your congressmen and senators, with links to the Daily Telegraph article.
One final question - will Al Gore have to give up his Oscar?