Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time for a CRUgate MeltdownMann Linkfest

UPDATE: Steve McIntyre has set up a mirror site, since the original Climate Audit site is being hit so hard.

Some reactions to the stunning revelations of fraud and a carefully contrived cover-up dug out of CRU computers and sent round the world:

Hacker Released Data Implicating CRU in Global Warming Fraud (Good summary with updates.)

Climate cuttings 33 (Contains a nice summary of some of the most damning statements made by the "scientists' involved in the scam.)

The Alarmists Do Science: A Case Study (Another summary.)

Do hacked e-mails show global-warming fraud?

The CRU Hack

Hold your fire

Warmist conspiracy exposed?

Big News: The Hacked Climate Documents - "Climate Gate"

Death Blow to Climate Science

Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers Leaked E-mails

Evidence of climate fraud

And the media's coverage of it:

Mainstream Media Ignores Greatest Scandal in Modern Science

What she didn't ask (A case of blatant bias at CBC regarding reportage on the global warming issue. Are we surprised? Of course not.)

Climategate: How the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science

And for reaction from the left: It's the usual deny - echo ..... echo.......echo and/or ignore - echo......... echo............. ecoooo.................. ooooo................ ~~~~~~~~.................... ______________________ (insert white noise here).

If you can get on to it (not surprisingly, it seems to be over-loaded with hits today), Stephen McIntyre's website, Climate Audit, is a good place to watch as this breaking news unfolds or pay a visit to Watts Up With That?, Climate Change Fraud or Climate Skeptic.

This is huge news, sorta like I remember Watergate being, way back in 1973/4, but don't expect the media to keep on top of it. It doesn't support the narrative they have pushed for the last half decade or so. The segway to toward a new narrative will, of necessity, have to be subtle and drawn out, if it's going go happen at all. Otherwise they reveal their own incompetence and complicity. A tape recording of Nixon talking to his co-conspirators, even though, or perhaps because of the infamous 18 minutes of it that had been erased, was the whistle that blew the lid off what became known as the Watergate scandal.

This time, there appears to be no equivalent to the missing 18 minutes and no equivalent of Rose Mary Woods to take the fall . It's only a matter of time. The cover has been blown off and those guilty of fraud will face the consequences. The real victims here are science itself and what used to be one of the cornerstone checks and balances pieces - the process known as peer review.


Blogger Balbulican said...

Heh. It's big new for folks who don't actually understand science, for sure.

November 21, 2009 8:43 pm  
Blogger Balbulican said...

By the way, I suspect from your leaden sarcasm that you didn't actually read what Stageleft said about the event. You might find it interesting, as was the measured and interesting discussion that followed.

November 22, 2009 7:31 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Measured and interesting? You really are full of yourself, aren't you.

Yes. I did read and was unsurprised that neither you (or whoever composed the piece) nor the commenters get the point, namely, that the files, which include more than emails, btw, illustrate deliberate fudging and manipulating of data in order to make them fit the theory, which is not how real science is supposed to be done. That, plus counseling of peers to delete information in order to cover their asses. But perhaps in your world, that is how things are done.

If this was just friendly banter, why would someone take it upon himself (herself) to dug into the CRU's computer system, retrieve the documents, which by rights should only be released upon receipt of a FOI request, and make them available for the whole world to see? And why would they do it only two weeks before Copenhagen?

This has all the hallmarks of a whistle blower. Were you around when the Pentagon Papers episode took place? Or when the Watergate scandal surfaced? It has nothing to do with ordinary friendly exchanges between academics who happen to agree on certain theories and are interested in each others work and opinions.

November 22, 2009 8:16 am  
Blogger Xanthippa said...

Actually - you are likely right when you say this has all the hallmarks of a whistle-blower.

I have been following a lot of the 'comment-feeds' and, people more knowledgeable than I when it comes to computer sleuthing, have followed the electronic trail...

It appears that, just before the release of the info, Climate Audit got a comment by someone that 'something awesome' is about to happen. The sleuths have traced the release back to this commenter's IP.

BUT - and this is key - this 'leaker' knew not one, but many passwords and where to use each of them. This is only possible for either people working within the CRU, or people who were given various passwords in order to upload specific data...

In other words - this is (according to the latest evidence) not an illegal hack, but a conscientious whistle-blower, whose actions are perfectly legal (specifically protected) under the Brit laws.

And, as for Balbulican's first comment: as someone whose original career (the one I studied for) specialized in data acquisition and analysis - I DO understand EXACTLY the science that is (or, rather, not) going on here!!! And, it is a black mark against all scientists, what these fraudsters did....

December 03, 2009 10:41 pm  

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