Assigned Reading: Climategate: it’s all unravelling now
(FROM: The Telegraph)
There has been so much going on with the spiraling fallout from ClimateGate that I thought I was going to have my work cut out for me wrangling together another roundup, but James Delingpole at UK’s Telegraph has done my work for me! From Australia defeating cap-and-trade (again!) to the scandal with fraud in the Danish system (did you know cap and trade was invented by Enron’s Ken Lay?) to spreading ripples in the mainstream media (the BBC has started to report on it, finally) he’s got pretty much all of it covered.
Here’s another one:
Legal actions ahoy! Over the next few weeks, one thing we can be absolutely certain of is concerted efforts by the rich, powerful and influential AGW lobby to squash the Climategate story. We’ve seen this already in the “nothing to see here” response of Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the jet-setting, troll-impersonating railway engineer who runs the IPCC and wants to stop ice being served with water in restaurants. This is why those of us who oppose his scheme to carbon-tax the global economy back to the dark ages must do everything in our power to bring the scandal to a wider audience. One way to do this is law suits.
At Ian Plimer’s lunch talk yesterday, Viscount Monckton talked of at least two in the offing – both by scientists, one British, one Canadian, who intend to pursue the CRU for criminal fraud. Their case, quite simply, is that the scientists implicated in Climategate have gained funding and career advancement by twisting data, hiding evidence, and shutting out dissenters by corrupting the peer-review process.
The one thing that didn’t make his roundup is news that Penn State is launching their own investigation of faculty member Michael Mann (who is the author of many of the leaked emails). Says Mann: “I would be disappointed if the university wasn’t doing all [it] can to get as much information as possible”.
I’ll bet he would.
Stop over at the Volokh Conspiracy as well, where Jonathan Adler has another slate of updates.
This story is really, really big, and it is going to have a huge impact on our economic future as well as the Obama presidency, but only if we keep getting the story out and educating people about the uncertainties this story has revealed beneath the facade of “consensus” on global warming.