We know that by all accounts the so-called Global Warming theory is just that - a theory- and a debunked theory at that. Now it's been discovered that the theory was "cooked up" by scientists trying to create something out of nothing.
"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 Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites 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 Hadley 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. One of the alleged emails has a gentle gloat over the death in 2004 of John L Daly (one of the first climate change sceptics, founder of the Still Waiting For Greenhouse site), commenting: “In an odd way this is cheering news.”
But perhaps the most damaging revelations – the scientific equivalent of the Telegraph’s MPs’ expenses scandal – are those concerning the way Warmist scientists may variously have manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause.
Here are a few tasters. (So far, we can only refer to them as alleged emails because – though Hadley CRU’s director Phil Jones has confirmed the break-in to Ian Wishart at the Briefing Room – he has yet to fess up to any specific contents.)
But if genuine, they suggest dubious practices such as: Manipulation of evidence:
"I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.""Tricks" "Hide" all words that indicate that something was being manipulated to make Global Warming more scientific that it was.
Simple, money, and LOTs of it.
A University of Miami Researcher who studied Global Warming - and found it wanting - let me in on the secret a couple of years ago.
When Al Gore began reinventing himself as the "Climate Guru", he contacted several universities and university funders to create network that would "win scientists" over to his side more or less by buying them off with university grants.
It worked as university grant programs that studied the effects of GW received huge amounts of cash provided that what they learned confirmed what the GW community wanted. When that didn't happen funding was removed.
It's a huge scam, but not illegal.
Funding and endowments can be given for any reason.
Nevertheless, university funding isn't the money trail that GW has greased. If "Climate Gate" grows and further exposes fraud those who preached it and profited from it could be sued for the damage they created. Think of the millions - billions - of dollars that has been wasted on "carbon credits" and mandated "Green" rules and laws.
This is going to be fun.