An alert reader of this blog forwarded me some explosive news from a major UK blog by James Delingpole hosted on the Telegraph’s website. I don’t know a great deal about the matter discussed below, but it certainly sounds important for the discussion about so-called global warming and human-caused climate change:
If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka CRU) and released 61 megabytes of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)
When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:
“Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”
And keep reading–there is some incendiary stuff here, if it is true. Here’s a further quotation from Delingpole:
In September – I wrote the story up here as “How the global warming industry is based on a massive lie” – CRU’s researchers were exposed as having “cherry-picked” data in order to support their untrue claim that global temperatures had risen higher at the end of the 20th century than at any time in the last millenium. CRU was also the organisation which – in contravention of all acceptable behaviour in the international scientific community – spent years withholding data from researchers it deemed unhelpful to its cause. This matters because CRU, established in 1990 by the Met Office, is a government-funded body which is supposed to be a model of rectitude. Its HadCrut record is one of the four official sources of global temperature data used by the IPCC.
Read the whole thing. There’s much more to ponder here and think hard about. While wanting to care for the world as a God-appointed steward, one is left wondering whether the entire anthropogenic global warming movement is not as much a political phenomenon as it is a scientific one. Of course, one also should not forget the massive investments made in alternative energy technologies, from which, as the NYT recently noted, public figures like former Vice President Al Gore (above) stand to benefit to the tune of millions (billions, perhaps) of dollars.