Emails Show Global Warming Scientists Abuse The Facts

Recently released email conversations between climate change scientists in Europe show how they have manipulated evidence and silenced their critics, creating a scandal now known as ‘Climategate.’

Gordon Crovitz, recently editorialized the scandal in the Wall Street Journal:

For anyone who doubts the power of the Internet to shine light on darkness, the news of the month is how digital technology helped uncover a secretive group of scientists who suppressed data, froze others out of the debate, and flouted freedom-of-information laws. Their behavior was brought to light when more than 1,000 emails,and some 3,500 additional files were published online, many of which boasted about how they suppressed hard questions about their data.

Crovitz goes on to detail some of the emails:

The emails showed how the global-warming group stifled dissent. They controlled the peer-review process, keeping opposing views unpublished, then cited “peer review” as evidence of their “consensus.” One of the dissident scientists, Roger Pielke of the University of Colorado, wrote on his blog that the emails show the “collusion to suppress other scientifically supported views of the climate system, and the human role within it, is a systemic problem with the climate assessment process.”

Not only did they limit the peer review process, but the London Times discusses how the scientists dumped the data which they have used in their attempt to prove that global warming existed:

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

These emails are damaging evidence for the climate change community.  They also show the extent to which those who control the “evidence” will go to hinder their opponents.

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