Last week, on the second anniversary of the “Climategate” e-mail disclosure, someone released an additional 5000 files of e-mails penned by the”‘usual suspects”.
Like the first ‘climategate’ leak of 2009, the latest release shows top scientists in the field fudging data, conspiring to bully and silence opponents, and displaying far less certainty about the reliability of anthropogenic global warming theory in private than they ever admit in public.
At least one member of Congress was outraged. I agree. Outrage is definitely warranted. If the entire playbook of the EPA, and its resulting costly and job killing regulations, is predicated on the theory of carbon emissions being harmful, and we learn more that the “science” isn’t exactly “settled”, then outrage is appropriate. We have been duped.
Unfortunately, Representative Ed Markey takes a different view.
To Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), for example, the leaker or leakers responsible are attempting to ‘sabotage the international climate talks’ and should be identified and brought ‘to justice.’
Representative Markey’s approach would appear to be the modern day version of shooting the messenger.
The recent disclosures shed new light on the attempt to discredit any scientist who disagrees with the concept of global warming, or climate change, or whatever the phrase “du jour” happens to be. This from Michael Mann of Penn State University, Mr. Hockey Stick himself, when referring to two skeptics, Steve McIntyre and Doug Keenan:
I have been talking w/ folks in the states about finding an investigative journalist to investigate and expose McIntyre, and his thus far unexplored connections with fossil fuel interests. Perhaps the same needs to be done w/ this Keenan guy.
What’s the point in defending your “hockey stick” theory Mr. Mann when you can just get some “yellow journalist” to do your dirty work for you?
But, of all the e-mails released, this is definitely my favorite.
I heard that Zichichi has links with the Vatican. A number of other greenhouse skeptics have extreme religious views. [emphasis supplied]
Yup, it’s those radical Vatican Catholics at it again.