As some of you no doubt heard, hacker broke into the computers of the worlds foremost climate change research center [Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Britain] and posted some 1,000 emails and 3, 000 documents on the Internet. What was so surprising was that the stolen information reveals what many have always suspected…man caused global warming (climate change) is a big fat hoax. Worse yet the emails reveal a conceded effort to discredit and intimidate climate change skeptics. Details of the deception can be found here.
I think this is probably the best thing that could have ever happen. While I in no way support hacking, this hack may just prove to be the end to man made global warming. Poll after poll shows that many Americans have grown skeptical of global warming to begin with (and why not, the whole concept stinks of junk science), this is bound to accelerate skepticism. What is most promising is these emails and documents may make passing Cap and Trade near impossible (I won’t be the farm on that, given Washington’s new found deafness).
Already scientists at the Climatic Research Unit are trying to cover their asses.
From The Washington Post:
Michael E. Mann, who directs the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, said in a telephone interview from Paris that skeptics are "taking these words totally out of context to make something trivial appear nefarious."
In one e-mail from 1999, the center's director, Phil Jones, alludes to one of Mann's articles in the journal Nature and writes, "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."
Mann said the "trick" Jones referred to was placing a chart of proxy temperature records, which ended in 1980, next to a line showing the temperature record collected by instruments from that time onward. "It's hardly anything you would call a trick," Mann said, adding that both charts were differentiated and clearly marked.
Oh there is a trick alright. The trick is that these bozos are trying to pull a fast one on the entire world and they got caught with their pants down.
Via: Drudge Report
Via: The Washington Post