Climate Gate – All the manipulations and lies revealed 24

The greatest scientific and political scandal in modern times continues to unravel. And media is starting to cover it more and more as the consequences is starting to sink in.

“…expose a hard truth at the rotting core of global warming hysteria: Advocates for harsh restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions are engaged less in science than in a crusade against Western capitalism.”

And before developed nations commit economic suicide by adopting cap-and-trade schemes or new emissions limits to be negotiated in Copenhagen this December, we ought to strip away the quasi-religious fervor surrounding global warming advocacy and get back to the dispassionate, free exchange of ideas expected of science.”

Until climate science extracts itself from political advocacy and returns to a pursuit of the truth for its own sake, no one can be sure of the accuracy of its claims.

Such shaky science is no basis for decisions involving hundreds billions of dollars that will affect the lives of billions of people.”

Editorial here:

http://www.eagletribune.com/puopinion/local_story_332193903.html/

Editorial: Warming advocates engage in crusade, not science

November 29, 2009 12:55 am

One knows a real scandal is brewing once some wag attaches the ”-gate” suffix to an otherwise innocuous word. Welcome to the latest: Climategate.

This one is important as it could save the United States and the rest of the developed world perhaps trillions of dollars and untold economic hardship for billions of people.

The exposure of internal memos and other documents written by climate researchers at a British university expose a hard truth at the rotting core of global warming hysteria: Advocates for harsh restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions are engaged less in science than in a crusade against Western capitalism.

And before developed nations commit economic suicide by adopting cap-and-trade schemes or new emissions limits to be negotiated in Copenhagen this December, we ought to strip away the quasi-religious fervor surrounding global warming advocacy and get back to the dispassionate, free exchange of ideas expected of science.

Recently unearthed documents from a British research facility show that’s been sorely lacking in global warming ”science” so far.

Last weekend, hackers broke into accounts at the prestigious Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. They released thousands of documents and personal e-mails that show researchers suppressing evidence that ran counter to their belief and even engaging in violent fantasies against global warming skeptics.

Some of the e-mails between British and American researchers lament the lack of recent data supporting warming claims. One comments on a ”trick” he used to ”hide the decline” in global temperatures.

The authors of the e-mails object that their statements are taken out of context. Perhaps. But it is difficult to misconstrue the context when these scientists discuss pressuring scientific journals not to accept papers from warming skeptics or how they’ll work to keep dissenting views out of the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Is this how the fabled ”consensus” on global warming was built? By the suppression of opposing views? Science is supposed to be a dispassionate search for the truth, not a exercise in political manipulation worthy of Saul Alinsky.

Climate researchers need to cultivate the same courageous, devotion to truth in the face of political considerations displayed by one of the Western world’s first scientists, Galileo Galilei.

In the early 1600s, Galileo, through direct observation with his telescope, concluded the Copernican theory that the earth was moving around the sun was correct. This ran counter to Catholic doctrine of the time that an unmoving earth was the center of the universe.

The Church hauled Galileo before the Inquisition and forced him to recant.

Legend has it that, as Galileo made his public recantation, he muttered, ”Eppur, si muove” — ”And yet, it moves.”

The accuracy of the legend is questionable. Yet it illustrates the ideal of a scientist’s devotion to truth, even in the face of political and personal threats.

Until climate science extracts itself from political advocacy and returns to a pursuit of the truth for its own sake, no one can be sure of the accuracy of its claims.

Such shaky science is no basis for decisions involving hundreds billions of dollars that will affect the lives of billions of people.

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