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Jul122010

Dr. Patrick Michaels: The Climategate Whitewash Continues

In the interest of full disclosure, I took 2 classes from the author, Dr. Patrick Michaels, while I was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia.  I am not making the case that global warming is false, simply that the science should be transparent and that all points of view deserve a fair review, which is a far cry from the current treatment received by any research that even remotely challenges the man-made global warming establishment.

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Global warming alarmists claim vindication after last year's data manipulation scandal.  Don't believe the 'independent' reviews.

Last November there was a world-wide outcry when a trove of emails were released suggesting some of the world's leading climate scientists engaged in professional misconduct, data manipulation and jiggering of both the scientific literature and climatic data to paint what scientist Keith Briffa called "a nice, tidy story" of climate history.  The scandal became known as Climategate.

Now a supposedly independent review of the evidence says, in effect, "nothing to see here."  Last week "The Independent Climategate E-mails Review," commissioned and paid for by the University of East Anglia, exonerated the University of East Anglia.  The review committee was chaired by Sir Muir Russell, former vice chancellor at the University of Glasgow.

Climate Research and several other journals have stopped accepting anything that substantially challenges the received wisdom on global warming perpetuated by the CRU. I have had four perfectly good manuscripts rejected out of hand since the CRU shenanigans, and I'm hardly the only one. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, has noted that it's becoming nearly impossible to publish anything on global warming that's nonalarmist in peer-reviewed journals.

Of course, Mr. Russell didn't look to see if the ugly pressure tactics discussed in the Climategate emails had any consequences. That's because they only interviewed CRU people, not the people whom they had trashed.

 

 

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The Climategate Whitewash Continues

Global warming alarmists claim vindication after last year's data manipulation scandal. Don't believe the 'independent' reviews.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704075604575356611173414140.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_opinion
Jul 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Biggest scandal ever .Plenty of pockets getting lined with tax payer money.
Jul 12, 2010 at 1:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterJTS
Global warming alarmism is a religion of the heart or a religion of the wallet.

As Nietzsche wrote, “to the ordinary people, finally, to the vast majority who exist to serve and be generally useful and must exist only to that end, religion offers an inestimable contentment with their own situation and nature, an ongoing peace of heart, improved obedience, joy and sorrow shared with their own kind, and something in the way of transfiguration and beautification, something that justifies their everyday lives, all the baseness, all the semi-animal poverty of their souls. Being religious and finding a religious significance to life sheds sunshine on these constantly afflicted people, even enabling them to bear the sight of themselves; it has the same effect that Epicurean philosophy tends to have on higher class of sufferer: refreshing, purifying, exploiting suffering, as it were, and ultimately even sanctifying and justifying it.” Yes, Nietzsche was specifically referring to Christianity and Buddhism but his words could just as easily been describing a global warming alarmism. For the twisted soul of Al Gore, it is easy to see what attracted him to the perceived plight of our blue planet. He quickly realized the money involved in becoming a doomsday cult high-priest. Yes, the “sex poodle” likes the good life and his enormous ego couldn’t resist all the perks. Yes, the truth is inconvenient when your ego needs a little stroking.
Jul 12, 2010 at 3:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ

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