Sunday, December 6, 2009

Read the e-mails behind the climate change scandal

The University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England, said hackers last week stole about a decade's worth of data from a computer server at the university's Climatic Research Unit, a leading research center on climate change.

About 1,000 e-mails and 3,000 documents have been posted on Web sites and seized on by climate change skeptics who say the correspondence shows collusion between scientists to overstate the case for global warming, and evidence that some have manipulated evidence.

  • You can read the massive archive of e-mails at this site. (Note: The authenticity of all the e-mails posted on the site has not been confirmed.)

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a global warming skeptic, said Tuesday that he’d begun an investigation into what he alleges to be the manipulation of global warming research.

Meanwhile, the White House said Wednesday that at the international climate summit in Copenhagen next month, President Barack Obama will offer to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “in the range of” 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

"President Barack Obama will offer to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “in the range of” 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050."

" 1 $trillion to keep unemployment under 8%"

"Gitmo"

The "Afghanistan waffle"

"health care" for the masses paid for by the few

hope and change was a fantasy liberals and those
they keep on their entitlement chains believed in...

Plain isn't looking so bad these days

r4i said...

Hi,
I like this article but..
Can someone tell me about Barack Obama..
I know that he is a serious candidate for '08, but I would like to know where he stands on the issues. I checked his site but nowhere can I find the info. i am looking for.
so please tell me..

diggndeeper said...

The CO sure did a good job hiding this story when it came out for publication. Actually I am not too sure it was even in the paper or on the web site. I would think there would have been comments about it then dated November 21.

You have got to wonder if these climatologists were into this to manipulate some economic condition in the future for their benefit.

Anonymous said...

lets all pray that the deniers are right this time, because the alternative is cataclysmic.

On the other hand, if the climate scientists are wrong, the worst that will happen is that we will have become more efficient and did not bull doze every mountain that happened to have the miss fortune to sit on top of a coal bed.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I am SO surprised that this important news story is buried at the back pages of the Charlotte Observer. But yet they've led on front page news, several stories about the peril of global warming and how we must do something about it.

This is the primary reason why I only read on-line this rag of a newspaper...and even then it takes just a couple of minutes to read the actual news stories and not some fluff piece or clearly biased opinion disguised as 'news'.

Anonymous said...

Can right-wingers ever win an argument in a legitimate manner without resorting to gutter tactics?

Larry said...

Please, please let's take a little time and look over all the evidence and facts so these people can then get the new spin in their favor going.

The fact is like Santa, we average people have to realize that it is important these billions are paid out to stop this climate change fervor or Hollywood will have to produce too many climate change movies and their stars will have to buy ten thousand dollar dresses and outfits to go to a party and donate a thousand to stop or slow down this supposed climate change.

The fact is if you trend our world you will see the climate changes and changes back.

zeezil said...

An idiot’s guide to why Climategate does matter:

1. A bunch of climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia have been caught out cheating. They distorted evidence, hid or lost inconvenient raw data, manipulated the science towards a particular end, and set out to silence hard-working, decent, honest scientists who disagreed with them.

2. Those climate scientists aren’t just any old bunch of scientists. They work at the very heart of the IPCC (United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) process. They – and their friends: for this is a small and tight cabal, comprising around 43 scientists – are the ‘lead authors’ on the IPCC’s reports. They also supply the most important of the four data records used by the IPCC. They are the people telling our political leaders that the world is suffering from catastrophic Anthropogenic (caused by humans) Global Warming – blaming largely the growth in CO2 emissions – and that urgent action needs to be taken to prevent it.

3. According to one estimate – by the International Energy Agency – the global cost of dealing with AGW will be $45 trillion (that’s 2/3 of the world’s current entire economy). This will mean our energy bills will rise by perhaps a factor of ten; that we will be subject to more and more pettifogging rules on what kind of lightbulbs we use and how we dispose of our trash – perhaps even how often we’re allowed to fly; it will mean governance by unelected “experts” and technocrats from the UN; it will cripple industry; it will mean higher taxes; it will take money from the middle classes in the Western world and hand them over in the form of “compensation” to kleptocrat dictators in the Third World; it will almost certainly send the global economy diving into a double dip depression. We are, in other words, about to be presented with the biggest bill in the history of mankind.

4. Given what we now know about the reliability of 2 and the basis of 1, are we really sure that with 3 we’re getting our money’s worth?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100018696/climategate-which-part-of-over-dont-these-people-understand/

zeezil said...

Climategate: Hide the Decline

(VIDEO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEiLgbBGKVk

zeezil said...

Climategate explained
(VIDEO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgIEQqLokL8&feature=player_embedded

zeezil said...

Specifically for the "Anonymous" schlep that posted on 12-6 at 10:48:

Climategate Junk Scientist Elist Brit Calls American Skeptic A**Hole Live on TV
(Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8WDcQon9DY&feature=player_embedded#

zeezil said...

According to Liberals, Global Warming is a Crisis...so why then at the Copenhagen Global Warming Summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and Caviar Wedges

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/12/copenhagen-global-warming-summit-1200-limos-140-private-planes-and-caviar-wedges/

r0b said...

"so why then at the Copenhagen Global Warming Summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and Caviar Wedges"

Don't worry, they paid for carbon offsets...

zeezil said...

"Don't worry, they paid for carbon offsets..."

If so, it would have been paid with our money.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can right-wingers ever win an argument in a legitimate manner without resorting to gutter tactics?


Can someone explain what liberal MORON would type the above garbage?

By the way, Al Gore canceled his private jet trip to Copenhagen, where other like minded liberal lemmings were to pay $1200 per person to have dinner with this gas bag and shake his hand. Explnation of the abrupt cancellation not yet given.

Liberalism is a lie.

Anonymous said...

Now, the EPA is going to make the laws regarding CO2 emissions. When did they receive the power to MAKE laws? Congress must do the lawmaking and the EPA the enforcing. Leave it to this BAD Administration to attempt to control your and my life through lies and deceit.

Anonymous said...

The Observe could have done a much better deed by reporting this with the same constant fervor they did for Obama.

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