27 January 2012

How the Global Climate Cabal is Destroying Scientific Integrity

Climate Gate Facts

Although the number of publicly dissenting scientists is growing, many young scientists furtively say that while they also have serious doubts about the global-warming message, they are afraid to speak up for fear of not being promoted—or worse. They have good reason to worry. In 2003, Dr. Chris de Freitas, the editor of the journal Climate Research, dared to publish a peer-reviewed article with the politically incorrect (but factually correct) conclusion that the recent warming is not unusual in the context of climate changes over the past thousand years. The international warming establishment quickly mounted a determined campaign to have Dr. de Freitas removed from his editorial job and fired from his university position. Fortunately, Dr. de Freitas was able to keep his university job.

This is not the way science is supposed to work, but we have seen it before—for example, in the frightening period when Trofim Lysenko hijacked biology in the Soviet Union. Soviet biologists who revealed that they believed in genes, which Lysenko maintained were a bourgeois fiction, were fired from their jobs. Many were sent to the gulag and some were condemned to death.

Why is there so much passion about global warming, and why has the issue become so vexing that the American Physical Society, from which Dr. Giaever resigned a few months ago, refused the seemingly reasonable request by many of its members to remove the word "incontrovertible" from its description of a scientific issue? There are several reasons, but a good place to start is the old question "cui bono?" Or the modern update, "Follow the money."

Alarmism over climate is of great benefit to many, providing government funding for academic research and a reason for government bureaucracies to grow. Alarmism also offers an excuse for governments to raise taxes, taxpayer-funded subsidies for businesses that understand how to work the political system, and a lure for big donations to charitable foundations promising to save the planet. Lysenko and his team lived very well, and they fiercely defended their dogma and the privileges it brought them.

Speaking for many scientists and engineers who have looked carefully and independently at the science of climate, we have a message to any candidate for public office: There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to "decarbonize" the world's economy. Even if one accepts the inflated climate forecasts of the IPCC, aggressive greenhouse-gas control policies are not justified economically. _WSJ
Science is under assault from within by climate grifters and from without by climate opportunists.

Dedicated climate blogger Tom Nelson is on the front lines of the fight to expose the climate grifters, and to attempt to rescue science from the new dark ages of politically enforced neo-Lysenkoism being forced upon it by special interest groups which have a great deal of money and power on the line.

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"One of the darkest periods in the history of science":
Instead of seeing large collaborations of meticulous, careful, critical scientists, we instead see a small team of incompetent cowboys, abusing almost every aspect of the framework of science to build a fortress around their “old boys’ club”, to prevent real scientists from seeing the shambles of their “research”. Most people are aghast that this could have happened; and it is only because “climate science” exploded from a relatively tiny corner of academia into a hugely funded industry in a matter of mere years that the perpetrators were able to get away with it for so long.

But as wisely noted by both P. T. Barnum and Abraham Lincoln,

You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

As an increasing number of highly qualified scientists slowly began to realize that the “climate science” community was a facade—and that their vitriolic rebuffs of sensible arguments of mathematics, statistics, and indeed scientific common sense were not the product of scientific rigor at all, but merely self-protection at any cost—the veil began to drop on what has already become clear as the greatest scientific fraud in this history of mankind.

This is one of the darkest periods in the history of science. Those who love science, and all it stands for, will be pained by what they read below. However, the crisis is here, and cannot be avoided. _Assassination Science
The whole episode would be laughable if not for the devastation that it is dealing to the funding and administration of science and science journalism, and to the economic sectors that intersect with the carbon hysteria orthodoxy -- such as energy. The threat of a massive multi $trillion redistribution of funds from Europe, North America, and other advanced regions to the kleptocracies of the third world -- via the corrupt United Nations infrastructure -- is no laughing matter, either.


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Blogger Ivan Shatov said...

Thank you for your continued tireless work on this blog which remains an outpost of sanity and reliable information.

Friday, 27 January, 2012  
Blogger Bruce Hall said...

Related post today:


Friday, 27 January, 2012  
Blogger al fin said...

Merci beaucoup, Ivan.

Interesting, Bruce.

Pielke Sr. is a treasure.

Friday, 27 January, 2012  
Blogger Whirlwind22 said...


Are we in for sever drought as normal conditions?

Friday, 27 January, 2012  
Blogger Matt M said...

Good article. But remember the US. Congress only has to fool 51% of the people every couple of years.

Monday, 30 January, 2012  

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