Tuesday, February 2, 2010

... and, the Wheels Continue to Fall Off the Global Warming bus...

From today's Calgary Herald: Wheels fall off global warming hysteria By Lorne Gunter

News of the manipulations, distortions and frauds perpetrated to advance and preserve the environmentalists' cause celebre are so numerous and coming so fast, it's hard to keep up.

From Saturday, Jan 30, on The Clamour of the Times blog, by Professor Philip Stott, Global Warming: the Collapse of a Grand Narrative. Two great parts:

1. These rats are leaving the sinking ship far faster than any politician, many of whom are going to be abandoned, left, still clinging to the masts, as the Good Ship ‘Global Warming’ founders on titanic icebergs in the raging oceans of doubt and delusion.

2. And what can one say about ‘the science’? ‘The ‘science’ is already paying dearly for its abuse of freedom of information, for unacceptable cronyism, for unwonted arrogance, and for the disgraceful misuse of data at every level, from temperature measurements to glaciers to the Amazon rain forest. What is worse, the usurping of the scientific method, and of justified scientific scepticism, by political policies and political propaganda could well damage science sensu lato - never mind just climate science - in the public eye for decades.

And today, Feb 2, on The Clamour of the Times blog: The Truth Will Out:

- Luckily for science, the atmosphere has now altered dramatically. Since December, 2009, since the UEA e-mail revelations, and since the Copenhagen fiasco, the wall has cracked. The Grand Narrative is increasingly losing its hold on the media, and the dam is breaking.

- Thus today, even in The Guardian, bastion of ‘global warming’ ecochondria, we have an exclusive (sic) to expose possible flaws in the ‘science’ of ‘global warming’. The move from the tabloids and the red tops to the ‘heavyweights’ is complete. As I said in an earlier posting, the media, as ever, hunt in a pack, and they tend to fall like nine pins.

The Blogosphere spread the news about unsettling the settled science fast. Still, its good to see that mainstream media is finally publishing the ClimateGate issue as "news".

UPDATE: Here is an article my colleague sent me by Tim Ball, professor emeretus University of Winnipeg, in the Canada Free Press, Jan 29: Andrew Weaver, IPCC Computer Modeler and Political Chameleon. Brief synopsis: Can anyone explain why a computer modeler gets a nobel prize for weather and climate forecasts, I mean scenarios, and a climatology scientist with almost three decades of experience researching climate cannot get a meeting with a politician? It is because Ball didn't cook his data until it was "green" enough?

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