24 November 2011

ClimateGate 2: Another Round of Defections Coming Up?

In the cartoon below, climatologist Judy Curry can be seen warning Michael Mann and Phil Jones that their scam had almost run its course. She was reacting to ClimateGate 1, the first release of insider emails which occurred 2 years ago. Now, Judith is warning of repercussions from ClimateGate 2, the expanded encore exposure of insider dirty tricks among the IPCC climate cognoscenti.
On a thread at collide-a-scape, Alexander Harvey has an insightful comment, some excerpts:
You can hear people being cautious, and sometimes downright rude, particularly concerning modelling. You even get people telling other people that they are flat out wrong (commonly statitistician criticising statistical approaches of others).

You will find the unspoken middle ground on display, This is the ground that the science community left largely publically undefended and where many of the sceptics are camped out. I think it quite shocking that this territory was largely left publically unoccupied by the science community. It is where the debate seems to take place internally, yet externally, in the public domain, the existence of that debate is denied or downplayed.

In the emails, you may find disagreements, but I think that there is more than that. Some, more, or many scientists are just plain sceptical about what can and cannot be determined.

The contrast between what they say to each other when it is just between themselves and the all seeing but forgotten videocam, and what those that choose to lead the debate say in public can be quite stark, in my opinion.
... _JudithCurry blog
Judith Curry was one of the first of the top rank climatologists to abandon ship a few years ago. Interestingly, some of the new batch of emails reveal members of the "good ole boy" carbon hysteria orthodoxy casting contempt on Judy Curry for not being willing to close ranks with the alarmist choir.

The blogosphere is alive with claim and counter-claim in regard to these new emails, although the skankstream media is in combination "denial-mode" and "ignore it and maybe it will go away" mode.

Google seems to be abandoning ship in an interesting way, walking out the backdoor so to speak. Even a pair of lucky billionaires with the best of intentions will eventually figure out when they are being scammed, I suppose.

On the mainstream climatology publishing front, opinions that would never have been allowed to be published are beginning to see the light of day. Opinions such as those by Andreas Schmittner of Oregon State University, whose recent study slashes official alarmist assumptions about climate sensitivity to CO2 doubling. While Schmittner is careful not to criticise the IPCC too blatantly, and does his share of ass-kissing toward the authors of the ClimateGate emails, if one looks strictly at the science expressed it begins to appear that rumbles of mutiny are escaping the reservation.

The spotlight is on, and the heat is being turned up on the warmist conspiracy of scam artists. And this is only Act II. Just wait until after the intermission, when the action really begins to pick up.

More 25 Nov 2011: The infamous "Urban Heat Island" effect refuses to go away (via Tom Nelson). More defections from the periphery?


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Blogger SwampWoman said...

It would be nice if the government regulations based on this scam would be rescinded, but noooooooo. There's a government/"science" collusion here that smells really bad.

Friday, 25 November, 2011  
Blogger al fin said...

Carbon hysteria underlies Obama's policies of energy starvation. It is necessary to maintain the illusion as long as it takes to bring it all down.

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