Sunday, November 29, 2009

Climategate / Climatequiddick

This is now starting to look serious. At first, the leaked emails seemed too good to be true – admissions of data rigging, attempts to game the publication system, and efforts to conceal information from Freedom of Information Act requests.

About what one would expect from people with so much money and power at stake. About the only thing missing was receipts from payoffs from George Soros and Al Gore.

However, now we're into the territory where they've been destroying the raw data, essentially preventing anyone from being able to duplicate their results.

That, my friends, is cheating of a high order.

And then there's this bit:

“ Professor Trevor Davies, the university's Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research Enterprise and Engagement, said yesterday: "CRU's full data will be published in the interests of research transparency when we have the necessary agreements. It is worth reiterating that our conclusions correlate well to those of other scientists based on the separate data sets held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

'We are grateful for the necessary support of the Met Office in requesting the permissions for releasing the information but understand that responses may take several months and that some countries may refuse permission due to the economic value of the data.'”

The effective translation: “We're going to stall and hope this goes away”.

It's also an admission of the fact that this alliance between “scientists” and bureaucrats is an economic enterprise, dedicated to taking money and freedom from citizens, and lining their own pockets.

If you believe that the “Exxon” folks were dishonest because of taking corporate money, how much more crooked are the supposedly “disinterested” scientists paid by governments? Exxon only wants to make money by selling you gas to run your car, and oil to heat your home. The government wants an excuse to take your money and your freedom as well. And they won't give you anything in return.