Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Climategate" Exposed


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That is what some saw in a large batch of e-mails and documents stolen from servers of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, in England, and put up anonymously on the web.

The result has been a field day for those intent on discrediting the idea of man-made climate change. Climate change skeptics have combed through the stolen emails, pouncing on isolated and out of context snippets that can be spun into some claim of scientific malfeasance. The spin climate change deniers are putting out is that the stolen emails reveal what they always claimed, an evil global liberal conspiracy.

"It's cold. So there's no Climate Change"

Facts From The National Snow
And Ice Data Center
The emails stolen from University of East Anglia servers reveal climate scientists discussing the perils of freely sharing their climate research with activist climate change deniers.

Climate scientists have become wary of activist climate change deniers because they consistently distort, misrepresent and deliberately falsify interpretations of climate research data and scholarly discussions.

The stolen emails, read in their entirety, reveal only that climate scientists have discussed issues related to protecting their research from false distortion and how to effectively and convincingly present their conclusive climate change data.

So, climate change deniers have used the stolen emails to distort, misrepresent and deliberately falsify climate research - thus proving why the stolen emails include discussions among climate scientists about protecting their research from activist climate change deniers and their dishonest tactics.

As Judith Curry, a climatologist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, observes, attacks [from activist climate change deniers] on climate scientists, sometimes paid for by carbon-emitting industries, have made many researchers in the field nervous and defensive. [The Economist]

Read fully and in context the stolen emails do not support claims that the science of global warming is faked, according to reviews by growning numbers of truly fair and balanced journalists.

[See The Economist "Climate Change Mail-Strom" and the AP "Science not faked, but not pretty, "Climategate" Exposed]

The current decade likely ranks as the hottest since temperature records began in the 1850s, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization announced today. On December 8th 2009, at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), reported that 2009 was likely to rank in the top 10 warmest years since 1850. He added that since 1980 every decade has been warmer than the previous one. He also stressed that greenhouse concentrations were highest now than at any time over the last 800,000 years.

While conservative Republican lawmaker continue to strongly deny all evidence of climate change, Military planners in the Pentagon have concluded that “global warming is now officially considered a threat to U.S. national security.” In its upcoming 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, Pentagon planners will report that climate change could result in food and water scarcity, pandemics, population displacement, and other destabilizing events that could create conflict.
“The American people expect the military to plan for the worst,” says retired Vice Adm. Lee Gunn, a 35-year Navy veteran now serving as president of the American Security Project. “It’s that sort of mindset, I think, that has convinced, in my view, the vast majority of military leaders that climate change is a real threat and that the military plays an important role in confronting it.”

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