Word is that Rush Limbaugh is sending a few packages of Zicam to Nobel Prize winner Al “CO2 is death” Gore. Gore maybe be developing some hacking symptoms as recent e-mails shed light on the “settled science” behind the man-made global warming push. If you have family or friends who still rely on the “dead tree media” (that’s a new name from our friends in the UK) they probably have not heard the story yet.
As I have found latey, journalists in the United Kingdom seem to have the scoop on the Yankee reporters. This passage from the UK Telegraph story brought a smile;
“After Monday’s Newsnight item on the Climategate scandal it is evident that the leaked e-mails allegedly from the University of East Anglia’s manmade global warming propaganda unit are threatening to bring down more than just the IPCC/Al Gore axis. The much-derided mainstream media are waking up to the fact that their own credibility and hence commercial viability are imminently threatened by their clinging to the climate change superstition.”
In all fairness to the colonists, the Washington Times also had a story with this excerpt;
“It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims.”
You can expect natural climate change deniers to circle the wagons to explain away their transgressions. If you are unfamiliar with the new name for man-made global warming alarmists, Natural Climate Change Deniers, that is because I just thought it up. Some of the funniest parts of this scandal is the reaction of Gore’s buddies where one even claims that nasty politics is behind the release of the e-mails. Never mind that they should have been made available under the Freedom of Information Act (scientists have been trying to get the data and e-mails for years) these scammers have been hiding their work from real scientific peer review.
In perhaps the quintesential hypocritical move, the New York Times refused to print any of the e-mails. To their credit, they did publish the story on their front page rather than burying it like they usually do. This statement feigning their integrity should have you in stitches:
“The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.”
This from the magazine that exposed a secret data mining program designed to catch terrorists, or when they published secret CIA documents, or their most cherished moment when they printed the Classified Pentagon Papers. Can there be any doubt that the NYT has an agenda?
There is hope that this latest story will shed light on the man-made global warming hoaxers and Al Gore will take his rightful place beside Jimmy Carter in the land of irrelevance.
UPDATE: One of the high kings of the man-made global warming cabal addressed the hacked document scandal. It should be noted that while the materials included e-mail messages, the documents also included studies and data that the cabal would not make available for scientific review. It seems as if you had to almost pledge to be in their camp to view any data.
George Monbiot, one of the cabal’s leading propagandists discussed the documents. As seems to always be the case, these stories break in other countries and never seem to make it to our lame stream media. Andrew Bolt, a writer from Australia, posted what seems to be a frank admission by one of the Gore Fever Planet Cabal;
“It’s no use pretending that this isn’t a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia could scarcely be more damaging. I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I’m dismayed and deeply shaken by them. Yes, the messages were obtained illegally. Yes, all of us say things in emails that would be excruciating if made public. Yes, some of the comments have been taken out of context. But there are some messages that require no spin to make them look bad. There appears to be evidence here of attempts to prevent scientific data from being released, and even to destroy material that was subject to a freedom of information request. Worse still, some of the emails suggest efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign. Some of the data discussed in the emails should be re-analysed.”
Let us not get our hopes up as this story will be strenuously suppressed by American media. Hopefully the hackers, like Andrew Breitbart with ACORN, have plans to dole out the dirt over time thus forcing the media to report the story. Glenn Beck weighed in on the story: