Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Climategate NOT A Tragedy

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Climategate is not a tragedy; it is an opportunity to clean house, get rid of the vermin who have polluted the scientific community called climate "science". These so-called scientists, their fanatical supporters, assorted hypocrites like Al Gore, and their political supporters need to be weeded out and thrown out. This is a scandal of epic proportions and need to be dealt with as openly and strongly as possible.


The Scientific Tragedy of Climategate: Can climate change science recover from the damage done by leaked emails?

Leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have provoked a growing scandal in climate change science that has been dubbed Climategate. The real tragedy of Climategate is that it impairs humanity's ability to assess and react properly to a potentially huge problem. It has put a cloud of doubt over the validity of some considerable body of climate change research. Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey describes how, in their zeal to marginalize and stifle their critics, an insular band of climate researchers has damaged the very science they sought to defend.



Anonymous said...

"'The science is settled,' we've been told for decades by zealous proponents of manmade global warming hysteria."

Oh really? Who says this? I looked for someone who actually said this (I thought it might be Gore) but couldn't find an attribution.

Then I found this on Wikipedia:

"'The science is settled' is a slogan attributed by opponents of the Kyoto Protocol and global warming theory to supporters notably in the Clinton administration. There are no known examples of its use outside the skeptic press, though some of the statements that were made have similar implications."

In other words, Pete, only the anti-warmists claim that the science is settled.

Don't believe Wikipedia? Prove them wrong.

Anonymous said...

"Thanks to an earth-shaking hacking scandal across the pond..."

Well, it's hardly that. It's gotten a little bit of press and a hearing at East Anglica U., but this hardly constitutes an earthquake. What was your previous post saying about exaggeration?

"...we now have mountains of documents from the world's leading global warming advocacy center..."

Most of these documents are day-to-day, hum-drum communiques. The only really interesting stuff is when these people used poor judgment in this wording. And since when was East Anglica the center of anything, much less the "world's leading advocacy center"?

"...that show the science is about as settled as a southeast Asian tsunami."

What was that about exaggeration? And that's in pretty poor taste, considering.