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Eventually, sanity spreads

The latest release of 5,000 emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) reconfirms what the 2009’s “Climategate” files established: Global warming is more fiction than science.


Warmists dismiss the leaked emails or complain they have been taken out of context. Not so. Collectively, the emails provide evidence of various crimes against the scientific method, such as concealed or destroyed source data, selective measurement, predetermined conclusions, hidden funding sources and bowing to government influence. They knew they were doing wrong and sought to hide the evidence. “One way to cover yourself,” wrote professor Phil Jones, head of the CRU, “would be to delete all emails at the end of the process. Hard to do, as not everybody will remember to do it.” Fortunately for science, Mr. Jones was, for once, correct.

Editorial, Washington Times


  1. Well, yes, science fiction. Pure H.G. Wells.

  2. Lynne says:

    If you listen very carefully you can hear Phil Jones’ career being flushed down the toilet of just desserts.

  3. Umbongo says:

    Unfortunately this was the Washington Post not the Washington Times. Also “sanity” hasn’t spread to the BBC or (to any significant extent) to the paper press in the UK.

    Although Louise Gray (“Queen of the Press Release”) in the Telegraph reported Nigel Lawson’s criticism of David Attenborough the piece is manifestly a warmist tract attacking Lawson and quoting the usual suspects in support of Attenborough.

  4. Schrodinger's Dog says:

    A bit off topic, but I fear this episode could have terrible long term consequences for science in general.

    Scientists have generally had a fairly positive public image: intellectually brilliant, slightly other-worldly, usually wearing white lab coats (!) and, most importantly, working impartially and objectively to find some kind of Ultimate Truth.

    The Climategate scandal, on the other hand, shows them as little more than money grubbers, willing to compromise science and their principles for government – i.e. taxpayer – cash. Regrettably, as a result, they could end-up being held in the same contempt by the public as politicians.

  5. Bod says:

    Precisely so, SD, but that was the point I made yesterday about the people that these clowns SHOULD fear is other members of the scientific community. The problem of course is that the primary mechanism for keeping the good reputation of scientists is, scientists themselves.

    As has been obvious for quite a while, anyone within the community who understands the scientific method, could see that even if they weren’t conversant with the subject matter, the methodology and behavior of these charlatans was contrary to the conduct of ‘good’ science.

    There’s a core constituency of scientists who have criticised the whole Warmist Research Machine on precisely this basis, but their impact has been masked by the more simplistic messages which seem to carry far more heft. I could digress into a screed about the fact that science teaching in Anglosphere schools ain’t what it used to be.

    Lamentably, the vast majority of high-visibility Homo Scientficus have been either subverted, diverted or bribed off from defending their profession.

    One upon a time, to be labelled a ‘skeptic’ (on any topic) was not necessarily a perjorative.

    Now it’s one more victim of the left’s very-successful Nuspeak project. It’s time to take the word back.

  6. RAB says:

    Ah Sanity Spread! My Mum used to put that in my sandwiches at least two days a week. made me the man I am!

    When the Wasington Post calls AGW a flat out lie. the end is nigh.

    I have had people pestering me to buy carbon Credits for a fortnight. I have now, after having strung them along for a bit of fun, told them to sod off!

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