Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Global Warming Establishment's Gotterdammerung

RE: Gleaned from emails leaked by a hacker from the East Anglia Climate Research Unit.

All in all it's pretty damning. This is a world of True Believers with a Manichean mind set and a predetermined political agenda coming straight out of the left. Either you're with them or you are a skeptic, and if you're a skeptic your facts don't matter your good faith doesn't matter your arguments don't matter your logic doesn't matter. You are to be ignored, proscribed, rebuked, mocked, excluded and ridiculed out of hand with no real examination of the merits of anything you have to offer. On multiple occasions these people moved to have scientists they regard as skeptics removed from jobs, journal editorial boards, grant review boards, and conference boards leaving only those people they regard as "predictable" in charge of the whole field even as they insist, in a hellish conflict of interest, that only those published in peer reviewed journals are worthy of acknowledgment.

They have flouted the law regarding release of information on multiple occasions, apparently to conceal the weaknesses in their data and methods. In all other scientific fields it is axiomatic that scientists be completely forthcoming in sharing details of their data and methods with interested parties. Only in climate science, it appears, is it accepted among the leading lights of the field that concealing data and methods is acceptable.

And there is plenty, plenty of evidence that data is being falsified and willfully misrepresented. Too much evidence for the usual suspects to go on being willfully blind about it.

Two points I have to stand in awe about:

One is the way in which one guy, a statistician untrained in climate science, has kept this whole group of supposedly brilliant scientists buffaloed, as is reflected in these emails, and that guy is Steve McIntyre.

The other is the fact that these are the dumbest smart people on the planet. I can't recall how many times it's been hammered into me about how you never put anything in an email that you don't want to be made public.