Nathan R. Jessup

Talk about ‘inconvenient’…

In global warming on November 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Relax everyone, it was all just a hoax-this whole ‘global warming’ thing. While I can’t say I have spent sleepless nights thinking about Florida disappearing underwater or having to wear 3000 spf sunblock, I sure am relieved that these profiteering nitwits are now being exposed.  I think it is time we get the real evidence here from the real scientists.  In this video ABC’s John Stossel discusses many of the [false] predictions global warming advocates have so vigorously championed.  In fact, I think it’s finally time we had that debate between Al Gore and Lord Monckton.

In thirteen short days the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen will be begin. Who knows whether or not the information gained from the hacked emails will even alter the agenda of the Summit. What is known however are the terrifyingly unethical practices that have been used to manufacture lies that were later  sold to a mindless horde of “warm” mongers (so aptly named by Michelle Malkin).

Kieth Johnson of The Wall Street Journal writes:

Some emails also refer to efforts by scientists who believe man is causing global warming to exclude contrary views from important scientific publications.

“This is horrible,” said Pat Michaels, a climate scientist at the Cato Institute in Washington who is mentioned negatively in the emails. “This is what everyone feared. Over the years, it has become increasingly difficult for anyone who does not view global warming as an end-of-the-world issue to publish papers. This isn’t questionable practice, this is unethical.”

In all, more than 1,000 emails and more than 2,000 other documents were stolen Thursday from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the U.K. The identity of the hackers isn’t certain, but the files were posted on a Russian file-sharing server late Thursday, and university officials confirmed over the weekend that their computer had been attacked and said the documents appeared to be genuine.

I wonder how much money has been spent on Al Gore’s crusade over the last 8 years? Either way, have fun in Copenhagen!

  1. This scandal doesn’t shock me at all. I questioned (alleged) AGW from the start. It never passed the “smell test”. It never included any uncertainty analyses. The essence of the Scientific Method is to question the results; look for the hole in the theory. AGW believers never did. The “science” was settled. Skeptics were heretics before the AGW inquisition. Anyone who presented contradictory research was branded “a tool of Big Oil”. If observed climate behavior didn’t follow the computer models it was just because, “we don’t fully understand the data” not, “we could be wrong about this stuff”.

    Don’t let them spin this away. It’s the Big Lie.

  2. Steve,

    Fortunately, science is rather finite. I have full confidence that the record will be set straight for generations to come. A lie can only be maintained for so long…

  3. I think the there are two sides to every issue. But, you are right science is finite. But it’s not that simple. While I don’t work in the field of global warming, I do attend and read lots of science and have interacted with expert scientists in a variety of fields. Science is not easy to interpet and billions of dollars are spent each year on porported scientific results. I work in biotech. The stories I could tell you about scientists doing poor studies that ignore the obvious. I won’t take up this space except to say that science is not exact – neither side is going to be 100% correct. O yeah, and people lie to further thier wealth/careers/power etc.

  4. Rag,

    I would have to disagree on your reference to science “not being exact”. Science remains consistent. When science “appears” to be an ‘inexact’ study, it is only due to human error. Eventually, the earth was understood to be round. While there was overwhelming data to support the earth being flat (namely it made the most sense based on what we knew at the time), the data was wrong. It is very important to always be open to the fact that we may not have all the information needed to make something a law.

    What is most concerning now is that there is proven corruption (data altering, refusal to release actual results, requests to delete emails, changing actual results to fit the agenda etc.). When the most prominent sources for the information lose credibility, often there are many questions to be honest. The way to avoid it? Report accurately, the results you find, not the ones that further your cause. Do you think there are billions being made from the Global Warming movement? Do you think man is responsible for the climate change? -Just to go on the record.

    Oh, and finally, do you want to know the truth even IF it meant Global Warming was a complete farce? Because I would want to know the truth if I was COMPLETELY wrong about anything…

  5. Yes. I would want to know the truth. But science is never exact. And it is never consistant. Sorry man, but scientific advancement is usually drawn out of need. Most scientists don’t just tinker for
    fun. Well not the ones I know at least. Never trust science just because it’s science. Doesn’t matter which side of the issue one is on. At some point a person still needs to make a judgement call as to whether or not they believe someone reporting something based on science. Truth is a funny thing because it is judged to be so by a person.

    I don’t think we know all we need to on the global warming issue. I know I am not clever enough to fully understand all the data and issues at stake.

    I do know that at the very least the topic deserves continued investigation and is a worthwhile quesion to ask – what/if any negative effect does man have on planet earth and how/if needed does man respond to such to ensure continuity of our species? Similarly what are the positive effects we have had on the planet of
    course would also make for an interesting

    One could imply from your original post that you have concerns regarding those that may have, if we assume one side if correct an the other corrupt, lied to millions of people and/or spent money inappeopriatly. I would agree, that an investigation focused on finding out the truth is warrented and I believe that our justice system is strong enough and non-partisan enough venue for an civil or criminal pursuit of any evildoers.

  6. Well in terms of science, let us agree to disagree. Being a biology major throughout my undergraduate years, I have been exposed to a good deal of scientific research a myself. I believe global warming is either caused partly by mankind, or it is not. I would have to have the “it’s complicated” angle explained. I do know that if one was confident in not only their own research findings but the actual truth, they would welcome the chance to disprove alternative theories to further prove their own, no? (i.e. Lord Monckton’s ongoing request for a public debate with Al Gore on global warming).

    I could not agree more when you said scientific advancement is drawn out of need, did I imply otherwise? I am glad you think the topic deserves topic deserves continued investigation. That is good prudence to show in making decisions that will use billions in tax dollars and place tremendous regulation on American business with Cap & Trade. Does it concern you that major legislation is trying to be “rushed” though the Senate without ample time for Q&A? It is a “tactic”, not a matter of need.

    And truth IS truth. As much as man wishes to complicate things with an overload of useless information, the truth will always remain consistent; like science. If truth were relative, I would never bother with it. I am glad that you at least think the ‘so called’ scientists that lied about data should be investigated.

    The truth is important…sounds funny to even say.

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