(The picture at the top of this article is of John Prescott, EU global warming envoy.
Just yesterday we heard that scientists in England who were at the vanguard of sounding the global warming alarm are being investigated for "cooking the books". James Delingpole of the Daily Telegraph summarised the revelations as follows.
"When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:
Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more."
How bad is the scandal? George Monbiot of the Climate Research Unit at the eye of the storm is being called upon to resign, according to the Daily Telegraph, which reports as follows.
The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night.
George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data.
More emails came to light yesterday, including one in which an American climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years.
You would think that there would be a world wide call for caution on passing expensive and damaging climate control legislation. And you would be wrong. John Prescott, the European Union Climate Control envoy remains adamant that the US , India and China should be strongly urged to sign a global warming agreement. How strongly should they be urged? The Telegraph reports as follows.
"The leaders of the U.S., China and India should be 'shoved' into a room at next month's global warming summit - and not allowed out until they reach an agreement, according to John Prescott.
Europe's climate change envoy revealed his controversial approach ahead of the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen in two weeks."
When speaking in the House of Commons, Prescott was even more blunt, saying "‘I'm looking forward to that debate but I hope I've got the key to the door and (will) not let the b*****s out until they've done a deal."
I guess that the considerations that we are supposed to extend to Al Qaeda prisoners do not apply to those who do not believe in global warming.
Fox News has been diligent in reporting on "climategate". Drudge Report also is giving the story a lot of attention.Unfortunately, there has been deafening silence from the other networks. In a democracy, the free press is referred to as" the fourth estate". In the best of worlds, it uses its privileged position to bring to the attention of citizens information it needs to make intelligent decisions. In the worst of times, it manipulates and controls the free flow of information to promote an agenda.
We now have a breaking story in which massive scientific fraud has been alleged, with very strong proof to back up the explosive allegations. This will impact on decisions which will have a powerful effect on our economy. Yet this story is being spiked. Why?
Anyone who leaves their house every morning for work knows that the seasons have been far colder than in previous years. Predictions of numerous hurricanes in the American South have failed to materialise. Why are the annointed "scientists" who preach to us of global warming confronting this seeming anomaly. It is not only the common man who chuckles at "global warming". The heavens themselves seem to be the stage for a massive joke at the expense of Al Gore. The unfolding comedy is sounding more and more like Groucho Marx, who is famously quoted as saying "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"
We conducted an entire presidential campaign in which the bias towards our current US President was open and blatant. The same bias seems to be evident in the media debate on global warming. Caution is in order. Sphere: Related Content