Archive for November, 2009
Climategate is the opening up of a world that has been well known to scientists who are skeptical about the claim that we are faced with dangerous manmade global warming.
That world includes fudged data, refusal to disclose data and methods, removing evidence that challenges global warming dogma from Wikipedia entries, failure to cite disconfirming evidence in papers and IPCC reports, drawing conclusions that go beyond the data, violations of proper scientific procedures in collecting and analyzing data, ad hominem arguments, promulgation of alarming but unsupported forecasts, failure to correct errors that have been pointed out in the literature, uncivil behavior, disrupting scientific talks with protestors, directing government funds to those who subscribe to the dogma, providing government funds for research studies designed to support the dogma, putting out false or misleading “findings,” cancelling stories that had been scheduled for publication in newspapers, firing skeptics, death threats, and so on.
These are the signs of a dangerous political movement, not of a scientific issue.
Skeptical scientist have been telling editors in the popular media about the scandal of government sponsored climate science for years. Why have they been so reluctant to expose the scandal?
Lord Monckton, science advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, issued a fresh challenge to Al Gore on the Glenn Beck show. Monckton urged Gore to take the opportunity to publicize the issue of “manmade global warming” on international television. Raising the heat further, Monckton suggested that if Gore was not prepared to debate the issue, he should refrain from further public comment. The think tank CEI, are supporting Monckton’s call by offering “big bucks” to Gore if he will make himself available for a debate. See the video of Monckton’s call and CEI’s offer and CEI’s media release.