Climategate. If you rely solely on the mainstream media, chances are you’ve never heard of it. Then again, if you relied solely on the mainstream media for your information, you wouldn’t be reading this right now, would you?
It seems the release of all those emails was just the tip of the iceberg and now all hell is breaking loose.
- The Australian Senate has rejected their equivalent of Cap and Trade.
Speaking today as the debate came to a close, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong said the Government would not give up on the ETS and accused the Coalition of trying to spook voters.
“When you cannot fight the argument you run a scare campaign,” she said.
That didn’t take long.
- The director of the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, announced he is stepping down while the university, and everyone else around the world, investigate the Climategate incident.
A scientist who is one of the central figures in the controversy over hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit announced Tuesday that he is stepping down while the university investigates the incident.
East Anglia’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Acton said he had “accepted Professor Jones’s offer to stand aside during this period. It is an important step to ensure that CRU can continue to operate normally and the independent review can conduct its work into the allegations.”
Action added the university will disclose details of the probe, including who will head it and how long it will last “within days.”
That is, of course, if the information collected is not destroyed or discarded (like the raw climate data) before they can release it to the public.
- The exaggerated, fabricated, or completely falsified data isn’t limited to the CRU. Penn State plans to investigate one of their professors and his connection to Climategate.
Climate change opponents say the E-mails indicate that climate change researchers—including Penn State Prof. Michael Mann—exaggerated or fabricated global warming data. And, according to the report, some E-mails indicate that the director of the research unit in question may have contacted researchers and asked them to “delete certain E-mails.”
Oops. He asked people to delete email records? What on Earth could he have been trying to hide? That was a rhetorical question, so stop thinking.
- And last but not least…
Al Gore, the Goracle of Global Warming, has cancelled his personal appearance at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Berlingkse Media, a Danish group coordinating ticket sales and publicity for the event, said that “great annoyance” was a factor in the cancellation, along with unforeseen changes in Mr. Gore’s program for the climate summit. The decision affected 3,000 ticket holders.
“We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. We had a huge expectation for the event. . . . We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation,” said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media, in a statement posted by the company.
I wonder what the underlying reason for Mr. Gore’s cancellation could be? I bet there aren’t enough carbon credits in the world to cover the hot air that was being expelled when he realized the secret was out.
There is a lot more going on too. The more we learn, the more we learn that the climate change summit in Copenhagen is nothing but a fool’s convention.
The mainstream media can only ignore this for so long.