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Climate Scandal: Story of the Century, Ignored by Mainstream News

November 30th, 2009

Today these are all front page news stories: Tiger Woods crashed his car, rumored to be be cheating on his wife. The daughter of a former president is engaged to be married. Black people are disproportionately impacted by the current economic depression. Dubai World is bankrupt. Obama vows to continue war in Afghanistan. Some guy shot and killed a few cops near Seattle.

news front page stories, November 30, 2009

But all of the news outlets are ignoring* the story of the century.

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

Which is enough, in itself, to cast doubt on every single conclusion drawn from these data. It means there is no way to test them. No way to validate or invalidate them. It doesn’t mean that the conclusions are wrong, it means that we have no evidence to suggest that the conclusions are right. Coupled with the thousands of leaked e-mail correspondences released last week, I think there’s a good case to be made that the researchers were involved in deliberate misrepresentation of their findings.

“Climategate” (did I mention I hate the use of ‘-gate’ as a suffix?) should be the story of the century. One comment at the Times explains:

this global warming email disclosure, and now the incredible loss of raw data relating to science about the alleged destruction of the earth…. should be one of the biggest stories of the last 100 years, bigger than the Pentagon Papers or Watergate or any other…because the entire world was being manipulated into action based on the premise that the world might come to an end on science that was supposed to be unimpeachable

For twenty years or more, the entire world has been duped into action based on faulty, flawed, incomplete, exaggerated or untestable “science”. Governments have enacted policies to combat the “effects” of a phenomena the existence of which has never been proven, and the validity of which has just been destroyed.

But nobody’s talking about it.  They don’t need censorship, just misdirection, distractions.

*In fairness, this story was mentioned on the Fox News homepage. But it was buried, as they say in the print industryy, well “below the fold”.

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  • Zach S says on: November 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm

     

    If a public company I was auditing “lost their records,” the government and it’s investors would have a shit storm.

    I don’t understand why governments do not require an Independant “audit” of scientific reports that are the basis of laws/regulations and general public concern. It’s equivalent to the CEO’s of a company “cooking the books”. These scientists and organizations should be held accountable the same way. And Peer Reviews are worthless in such high profile cases. There’s no organization that monitor’s a Peer Reviewers independance.

  • Don says on: December 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

     

    When Gore left office and started flapping his gums about all this GW stuff my first response was, Why didn’t he do something about it during the 8 years he was in power? Since then something hasn’t set right for me yet I watched the world go into a tailspin, over nothing.

    I knew the whole thing was flawed from the gitgo simply because of that one little thing, Gore doing nothing when he was in the best position to something, so I never paid much mind to all the silliness since then.

    This should be called “The Seinfeld Episode – The Global Issue About Nothing”.

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