Tag: Climategate 2.0

More stuff for the AGW cultists to dismiss!

It looks like we have a second round of e-mails from the church of AGW now doing the rounds, and as they did with the first batch of damning evidence, I expect the cultists to dismiss these e-mails replete with harmful information as inconsequential too. It’s damage control time for the cultists!

A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorised publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009.

The initial email dump was apparently timed to disrupt the Copenhagen climate talks. It prompted three official inquiries in the UK and two in the US into the working practices of climate scientists. Although these were critical of the scientists’ handling of Freedom of Information Act requests and lack of openness they did not find fault with the climate change science they had produced.

Absolutely brilliant strategy this. Hold back more stuff, let the cultists act the fool, then dump a second round to force them to double down and again dismiss evidence that is inconvenient to their political movement.

The emails appear to be genuine, but the University of East Anglia said the “sheer volume of material” meant it was not yet able to confirm that they were. One of the emailers, the climate scientist Prof Michael Mann, has confirmed that he believes they are his messages. The lack of any emails post-dating the 2009 release suggests that they were obtained at the same time, but held back. Their release now suggests they are intended to cause maximum impact before the upcoming climate summit in Durban which starts on Monday.

The response from the powers that be to these revelations?

Norfolk police have said the new set of emails is “of interest” to their investigation to find the perpetrator of the initial email release who has not yet been identified.

Silence & punish the bastard that has torpedoed their lucrative power grab.

The new emails include similar statements apparently made by the scientists about avoiding requests for information. In one email, which has not yet been specifically confirmed as genuine, Jones writes: “I’ve been told that IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] is above national FOI Acts. One way to cover yourself and all those working in AR5 [the IPCC’s fifth Assessment Report] would be to delete all emails at the end of the process”.

Ask yourself this: if the science was on these cultists’ side, why the need to hide this information? The whole scientific verification process lives & dies on the premise that when you postulate a hypothesis, you provide any and all information, in order to have the skeptics review and try to falsify your experiments, methodology, and claims, so as to then have them confirm your findings. So why the need to not allow others, especially the skeptics, access if what you are doing is all above water? The only one I find, short of national security reasons – and we can outright dismiss that card, if they ever try to use it, since I can not think of any reason or evidence that would compel that need other than this being some kind of nasty conspiracy to grab power – is that they have been playing fast & loose with the data, facts, and predictions, and are afraid this will justifiably discredit them all.

Don’t worry. They will set up another panel and some committees that will contort themselves into pretzels making excuses for why, while this is all wrong, smacks of politically motivated hackery, and is based on a pack of lies, the scientific findings of the AGW cultists still stand and remain relevant, and the faithful can just dismiss the evidence as inconsequential.

In the mean time those of us that pointed out this was all bullshit at least have the satisfaction of watching more and more people wise up to this bullshit and abandon the faith.