While the Mainstream press is obsessed to distraction with the couple who crashed Obama’s Hollywood style State Dinner…
I move on to the star of the show, the turkey.
Over at RealClimate.org, Gavin Schmidt, a modeler for the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been downplaying the leak. Schmidt wrote: “There is no evidence of any worldwide conspiracy, no mention of George Soros nefariously funding climate research … no admission that global warming is a hoax, no evidence of the falsifying of data, and no ‘marching orders’ from our socialist/communist/vegetarian overlords.”
Now doesn’t this sound like your typical liberal caught with his fingers in the cookie jar. Snarky, snotty, and over-the-top dismissive. And what an interesting mention of George Soros, the Billionaire Socialist behind Moveon.org.
Fascinating. Like it came from a scripted playbook…
Yesterday, Professor Jones (Climatic Research Unit) refused to quit and denied that researchers had altered evidence to bolster the case for man-made climate change.
He added: ‘We absolutely stand by the science we produce here at the University of East Anglia and it has been peer reviewed and published.
‘Some of the emails probably had poorly chosen words and were sent in the heat of the moment, when I was frustrated. I do regret sending some of them. We’ve not deleted any emails or data here at CRU.
‘I would never manipulate the data one bit – I would categorically deny that.’
Me think he dost protest too much!
Jan 126,1998: Now, I have to go back to work on my State of the Union speech. And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.- Pres. Bill Clinton
Yeah, we believed you Bill. 🙂
But yet again, a president doesn’t care, Politics and Agenda full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes!
Washington Post: The administration’s decision to identify a series of goals, including cutting emissions over the next decade “in the range of” 17 percent below 2005 levels, is a calculated risk, given that Congress has never set mandatory limits on greenhouse gases.
The figure amounts to a 5.5 percent cut below the 1990 levels that most countries use as a reference point, much less than what most other nations have called for. It is also less than what President Bill Clinton endorsed in the Kyoto talks in 1997 and well below the 25 to 40 percent cut that the European Union has asked of industrialized countries.
Richard Somerville of Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Michael Mann of Penn State; and Eric Steig of University of Washington – said that last week’s leaked emails controversy was apparently a part of a “smear campaign,” attempting to wreck the climate summit in Copenhagen next month.
Sounding Familiar yet? 🙂
Mann said: “What they’ve done is search through stolen personal emails—confidential between colleagues who often speak in a language they understand and is often foreign to the outside world.” He further added that the skeptics had largely turned “something innocent into something nefarious.”
So what language is that sir, Esperanto?
Classic attempt at diminishing the damage.
UK Telegraph: Met Office scientists called for urgent action on global warming and dismissed calls for a public inquiry into emails which suggest a conspiracy among international scientists to falsify data.
Although final figures will not be known until January, 2009 is likely to be the fifth hottest year on record, reversing a brief three-year “cold snap” caused by natural temperature fluctuations, they said.
So why aren’t the hotter temperatures, a “natural variation”?? 🙂
Because, then the whole farce would be exposed. So only “cold” is a natural variation. Of Course, in 1975 “Global Cooling” was going to kill us all. So I so man has changed a lot in 35 years!
Temperatures over the next decade will be even higher, Met Office models predict.
But not a “natural variation”…
The organisation estimates that in half of the next 10 years average temperatures will be higher than those seen in 1998, the warmest year on record.
Half?! Oh my GOD! It’s a Crisis! Save the Women and Children!
Some up, some “variation”, but were all doomed if we don’t do something drastic right now!
It’s a Crisis!
The Sky is Falling!
“It does seem that people are going to extraordinary lengths to discredit the data that shows that global warming is happening and that it is man-made.”-Dr Vicky Pope, head of climate change advice at the Met Office Hadley Centre.
Yeah, were using your OWN WORDS! 🙂
Or maybe that’s just a “variation”…
Now that’s just evil. 🙂
In one of the emails Prof Phil Jones, director of the unit, refers to a “trick” he used with raw data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures.
Last night he accused those who leaked the emails of a “concerted attempt to put a question mark over the science of climate change in the run up to the Copenhagen talks”.
Well, The President is off to Copenhagen again, hopefully he’ll be a successful as he as the last time he was there, when he came in last place for the Olympic bid for his boys in the hood in Chicago.
We can only Hope. 🙂